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July 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

 In this line of work you meet a lot of great people and you hear a lot of moving stories. A couple of days ago I met a wonderful family. As we were discussing poses and all that fun stuff the mom, Kelly, showed me her necklace. It had two tiny feet prints and the name Abigail. She explained that this was their daughter that had passed away last year. She told me that sometimes the baby, Cora, would play with it and asked me to try to capture that moment. I agreed and on we went. Somewhere during the fun chaos of shooting a family of 12, Kelly touched my arm and nodded toward baby Cora. I didn't expect to see what I saw. She wasn't playing with the necklace. She wasn't tugging on it, putting it in her mouth, or the typical way you would see a baby playing with her mother's jewelry. She was just holding the charm with one tiny chubby finger and hugging her mother. No wiggling, so babbling, just tenderly comforting her mommy. I have honestly never witnessed such an intensely tender moment between mother and child before. This tiny baby who couldn't walk or talk, was able to understand that the necklace was very important to her mother. I don't blog often, but this moment was something that has really stuck with me and I wanted to share it.


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