My niece Blakely is definitely a miracle baby. And her mother, my younger sister Alison, is most certainly one of the strongest women I know.
Alison has always wanted to be a mommy, so my heart broke with both miscarriages she endured during her journey to motherhood. But when Blakely arrived, I knew Alison’s prayers had finally been answered.
I was thrilled when one of my weddings in south Georgia gave me the chance to stay with my sister and love on my newest niece (I have 7 of them now!). I took the opportunity to photograph Blakely and her parents while I was visiting. I’m no longer photographing traditional newborn sessions in order to focus on weddings and boudoir, but I couldn’t pass on getting this sweet face in front of my camera! It was also a bunch of fun sneaking a glimpse into the life of a newborn since I don’t have any plans on finding out what it’s like personally for quite some time. 😉
I have to end with the first smile Blakely’s given her Aunt LeiLani. I can’t wait to make this girl laugh for many more years to come!