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