You are never fully dressed without a smile!
Where do I even begin with this post? I have goose bumps all over from the emotion that is tied to this itty bitty girl. Miracles happen every day, but this miracle is something to behold; this precious baby girl is belief, hope, love and faith, in its purest form. Ruby Love is ONE YEAR OLD! That is something to celebrate, to climb to the top of a mountain and shout for the entire world to hear. The road was rocky, overwhelming and treacherous at times for her parents but they made it. At Ruby’s one-year check up the doctors and nurses were astounded by how healthy she was. From this day forward I know nothing will stop this little girl from doing whatever she puts her mind to. If you had little faith before, it certainly grows deeper when you meet her. She already has such a sassy princess way about her, you know she will get what she wants, when she wants, with help from the big Man above.
I know this past year has brought many ups and downs for your parents, but I also know they wouldn’t trade any of it, because the fight you fought to stay alive brought more hope to the world around you then you will ever know. It’s stories like yours that give those who suffer from a multitude of things faith and hope in this some times sad world.
On this extremely special and meaningful 1st birthday, my birthday wish for you is that you continue to give hope and faith to the world around you. You are a very special girl. Someday when you are old enough to read this, I hope it will inspire you to do great things in the world. You’ve inspired so many already and you already have a gift that will hopefully inspire others throughout the long life you have ahead of you.
Here is just a little glimpse of I captured of your first year. I met you 2 months after you were born still just 3 pounds. Then, I was blessed to capture the moment your parents had been waiting for, to take you home! Then a few quick photos around my favorite time of year, Christmas! Now here you are, a strong and beautiful 1 year old!
Happy Birthday Ruby Love! The world was cheering for you to make it to this day, you did and it and it was inspiring to watch.
With Love and Kisses and Hugs,
When they met they were a thousand miles away from each other. Each was wary, wondering who the other was and what they saw.
When you talk every day for 11 days something is right…..something is special.
White Lillie’s only confirmed what Danielle had learned on her west coast excursion……this one was it.
Chris confirmed what Danielle had already known. The true definition of a gentleman……chivalry with a fishing rod.
When I shoot a couple’s engagement photos I get a very good sense of that couple and their chemistry and their love. I saw something special when I was with them. The shoot started out windy, dark and rainy but eventually Mother Nature took a cue from this couple and calmed her fury. Like the waters on the lake and the light breeze Chris and Danielle seemed calm and constant. They seemed to love without effort; without the need for biting tongues and quiescence.
My camera took it’s cues from this couple. It was easy shooting them as they were so natural and so in love. I could have shot them anywhere and you would understand why they were getting married. When something is this tangible, this visible you know it is real. What was in front of my lens that day was just that; love in its purest and most real form.
Over this past year of really getting into the photography business, I have been blessed to meet some amazing people. Brynn’s mom Annie, was one of the first baby shoots I did (click here to see her newborn photos) and since then we have become good friends. That is one of the blessings I’ve taken away from this year of photography. I always thought photography was about the pictures, but I’ve taken away so much more than that. I have the opportunity to not only meet some adorable babies and couples, but also some amazing parents. Again, I feel so blessed.
Brynn, turned one a few weeks ago and it just amazes me how fast they grow. She use to be such a little peanut and still is, but just taller now. I am so happy I have been able to watch her grow and also meet a new friend I can chat about anything with! Brynn, Happy 1st Birthday! You have some amazing parents and are one lucky little girl!