One of the joys of being a photographer is being able to participate and watch the growth and changes in the families I photograph. One such example is my client Stephanie, whom I first photographed with her sister and father 2 years ago, and later that same year photographed her senior portraits. What an honor it was to be asked to photograph her latest milestone, and that was the birth of her first child, Evan.
Evan has an amazing story already. Born at only 28 weeks by emergency C-section, Evan has spent more time in the NICU than he has at home. Weighing only 3 pounds and 6 ounces, March 5th became his birthday, rather than May 25th. Not to let that stop him, Evan grew and developed into a healthy 8 pound boy during his 2 months at the hospital. New parents Stephanie and Brian spent countless hours all throughout the day and night visiting him, watching him gain strength and pounds, and were recently given the joy of a lifetime, by bringing him home.
Within his first 2 weeks of coming home from the hospital, I had the opportunity to capture his first professional photographs. His endless array of expressions and quirky noises had us all laughing throughout the session. For being so young, yet having experienced so much already, it seems as if he already has stories to tell. Our Office Mascot Balboa even joined in on the session, laying on the floor next to Evan as if protecting this precious little cherub and new found friend.
Evan, know that your whole family and extended family at Shalimar Studios love you, and just as Balboa did, will be there by your side every step throughout your life.
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