This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing beautiful baby girl Charlotte at 8 days new. Isn’t she absolutely precious? And I just had to throw one in there of the new big sister, Grace. Their parents are going to have to fight off the boys when they get older.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Ayden was my very first newborn and then I also photographed him at one. Now he is TWO. It amazes me how much he changes each time I see him – isn’t he just adorable?!?! This shoot was special just for him…he is soon going to be an awesome big brother and little miss will get her very own newborn session next month.
And a special outtake for Priscilla. She and I were trying to keep him on the stairs for a moment instead of trying to run down them like the boy he is. His mom pointed and told him to look at the birdie above his head. At that exact moment, the bird took off with wings-a-flappin’ and poor Ayden was terrified and started crying. We had to move out to the open field after that because he didn’t want to be by any bushes or trees. I will admit we had a good laugh at his expense. Later that night, he was still talking about “pictures with Miss Becky and the scary bird”. This shot was right as the bird popped up (upper left blur)!
I’ve known Cuong for a long time and this session was very special to me. We met out at Harkness Park to capture some images of Cuong and his younger daughter Meg.
Meg is a true fighter. In the fall of 2008, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor was removed and they followed up with chemo and radiation therapy. Her treatment took almost a year to complete with many ups and downs along the way. This family spent most of that year living at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Meg fought thru it all – mutism, feeding tubes, sepsis and shunt placement. And after the treatment was done, the long recovery road was ahead – after basically being bed-ridden for a year, she had to relearn to walk and had to use braces. She is now two years into her recovery phase and is cancer-free.
It was heartbreaking to watch her story unfold and this session was so incredibly moving for me…heartwarming. Cuong is such a special dad and their relationship is beautiful. I could share so many moments with you – it was so difficult to choose. And I suspect that the very last image may be Cuong’s favorite of them all. It truly shows Meg’s spunk and sass.