As 2017 quickly comes to a close, I've been reviewing my goals for 2017 and many of the goals I set were for my volunteer work with families suffering the loss of an infant. In working with families during and after their loss, I've been able to identify specific needs that our community and local hospitals have and search for ways to fill those needs in order to help families heal. Stillbirth effects 1 in every 160 expectant families. 1 in 160. Those numbers are staggering.
I was there in the moment that this precious girl took her very first breath and met her sweet parents as they welcomed her earthside. Being a birth photographer is SO very special. I spent the day with Emerson and her family by doing a newborn lifestyle session and some posed newborn shots with this sweet girl! I was especially excited because I bought this crazy fabric rug because I thought it was fun but had no idea when or how I would use it. When Emerson's Mama said she