One of my oldest and dearest friend Michelle’s maternity session. These shots were taken the day before she gave birth.
My sessions are fun!
Isn’t she beautiful?
Michelle’s husband is a skilled carpenter & craftsman, she wanted a few shots with his handiwork.
We’re going to preserve this as well (we have to get all new siding).
I’m very sad to report that Baby John was born still the day that followed. And you may be surprised to know that Michelle was aware that the baby was not going to survive, but used this portrait session to commemorate the pregnancy and to acknowledge the baby. Michelle, you are an amazingly resilient woman with a pure soul. John, our thoughts are with you and Luke. We are extremely sorry for your loss. May your heart find peace through inner strength and love.
We love you!
Oh my gosh, beautiful images Laura, Michelle, my heart goes out to you, God bless you for your strength and courage. I had chills when I read the end, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you were able to spend some precious time with your son, even though it will never be enough.
Laura & Michelle,
I’ve already expressed my admiration over these shots….your talent will never cease to amaze me, Laura. Michelle, you are a pillar of beauty and strength…and your husband is truly a spirit from the old world. Every day I say a prayer for you and your family…and say hello to baby John…I love you very much. These pictures are truly a mirror into your gorgeous soul…
My thoughts and prayers are with your friend.
Those images are ethereally beautiful. My condolences for you and your dear friend. I’m immediately impressed upon by Michelle’s joyful spirit.
WOW! What an amazing woman!!!
AMAZING, Laura, absolutely amazing. Michelle, your very calm caught on film shows you at peace here. Thoughts are with you and your husband & son.
Laura – you are a gifted artist with a very recently launched blog – can’t wait to see what else you come up with.
my thoughts go out to your friend Michelle; having seen my sister lose her son just days after he was born, i know the strength and fortitude it takes and your friend is an incredibly brave and resilient woman.
We are so sorry for your loss. These pictures are beautiful and we truly admire your courage and strength.
Our thoughts are with you,
Michele & Tony Genovese
It as taken me a week to come back and post. The first time I saw the images I was so moved by them, before I ever read the caption emotions welled up inside of me. When I did, the tears flowed for your friend and from the truly inspiring images and the story they will always keep.
My thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
I have told many times – I love your work, this – my friend – is breath taking. As I sit and read the bio you have attached with Michelle portraits my tears creep so gently down my face, I feel a sense of loss as well –
Michelle you are a women with Spirit and Grace. You will find a place of tranquility as baby John has. May he rest in the palm of GODS hands. Know that you will meet your son again.
My prayers go out to you, Luke and your husband John.
With sincere thoughts of you,
The Acosta Family.
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