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One of my absolute favorite sessions to date….

Here is a little information about Aubrie.

Aubrie was born with a congenital heart defect called Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum, which basically means one of her heart valves did not form correctly.  Aubrie has had three surgeries before the age of 6 months and is supposed to have another open heart surgery around the age of 2-3 years.

When I heard Aubrie’s story I just knew that I should contact her Mommy and see if I could give them a session to help document and remember this special time in their lives.  She asked if it would be possible to have a few images that would show Aubrie’s ‘victory’ scars and I of course said yes- I think baby skin is always fantastic, but baby skin that has a scar over her heart is even more special!

I hope you enjoy this image- Aubrie is such an absolutely beautiful little girl- I had the best time at her session, she was so sweet and happy the ENTIRE time, not a single squeak, whine, or cry of disapproval, no matter what the silly noise I made to make her grin!  I wish I could take credit for her ‘pose’ here, but I can’t- I wish I had said, “Aubrie, grab the chair with your hand, tilt your head to the side and give me a sweet, closed mouth smile…”  But I didn’t- this is Aubrie all by her sweet and pure self.

Thank you H&J for sharing Aubrie with me- she’s a little miracle baby and she has touched my life in ways you don’t know.

If you’re so inclined, feel free to read about a benefit that is being held in Aubrie’s honor this weekend, May 8, 2010

Danica Nelson - I found your blog through the Maternal Lens website. WOW!! You do such gorgeous work! I’ll definitely be adding you to my Google Reader! Thanks for the inspiration.

Annmarie - Shannon-you are TRULY talented…your work is inspirational to me and makes me want to learn more and strive harder.
You must be so proud!! I loved your write up on The maternal lens! Way to go!

Lacey - A perfect image of a perfect baby girl! God bless her!

Melissa - Beautiful baby, beautiful work!

Nichole - Hi I found your blog via The Maternal Lens. Your work is very beautiful. I couldn’t keep from scrolling through the images. My story with Photography is similar to yours. I wanted to take great pictures of my kids so I bought a DSLR. I have been addicted to learning since. I was wondering if maybe I could email you sometime and ask you a few questions? Thanks

Holly - Oh, this is the sweetest picture!

Amy - Ditto what Danica said…I too found your site through the maternal lens and I adore your work. Beautiful! I will be coming back here for sure!

Jessica - Oh, Shannon, this is just beautiful! What a little doll!

shannon - Shannon, this is such a heart warming shot. love it!!

Mindy - Everything about this is PERFECT!! Right down to that sweet face and expression! Love it!!

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