Stacey is the big winner of my recent Giving Is Awesome promotion and was nominated by her employee and friend Kristina. We took a couple of hours to shoot a maternity session last Saturday and to get excited about the birth of her son (who they should name Bumble). Husband Brian joined us halfway through the session and I really had a terrific time meeting, and getting to know them both.
This is just the first half of their prize, after Bumble joins the family in August we'll schedule another session for the newborn. This was the nomination they received,
"Stacey has been through a lot in the past few months and that is why I think she deserves the custom portraits.
It all started 7 months ago, when Staceys father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Stacey was really close with her father, they even worked together, so this was devestaiting to their family. Determined to beat the cancer together, the family pulled together. Stacey and her husband even decided to finally stop putting off having a baby, so that Pat (Stacey's dad) would be able to meet his first grandchild. After spending so much time at the hospital with her father, through a bone marrow transplant, and rounds of Chemo. Pat's cancer would not relent.
Pat fought a good fight, sadly though, in February, Pat lost the battle with cancer. Although he didn't get to meet his grandchild, cause Stacey isn't due until August, they were able to tell him the sex of the baby on the day he passed away.
Please pick Stacey because she deserves to start some beautiful memories for her son and also her family. Starting with a custom portrait maternity session with you!!!"
These are some of my favorite shots.
Thank you Stacey, Brian and especially Kristina. I am so excited for Bumble's arrival and to get the chance to photograph him!