Photographing families is such a great joy for me. This family's story really hit me hard as well for several reasons. Mom wanted photos of her 1 year old son on his birthday because she wanted to create good, happy memories for her and her family. Her little man was born premature and ended up in the NICU for awhile. Being a photographer for The Tiny Footprints Project and photographing families journeys in the NICU, I know how much creating happy memories in a not so ideal place can mean to a family. It means the world.
With a very happy 1 year old, his big sister, Mom and Dad, I helped create some happy memories for this wonderful family. Happy Birthday little man! You might have had a struggle at birth, but you are a strong and happy boy now!