The Packards and I go way back–I used to work with Anna in college while she was getting her PhD. She has an incredible spirit–so kind, and open. It was actually through a conversation with her that I first started seeing working moms differently, and began to see it as a viable option for me. She invited me to photograph her family in the earliest days of my business, and I was absolutely honored to go back to their home and document their family again.
They recently welcomed a darling baby girl to their family, and I loved being in on her sweetness and little Hailee’s spunk. Anna and Chad lost their baby Charlie to SIDS, and Anna told me the most strengthening thing–that baby Cami looks at the photos of Charlie on the wall and smiles, because she knows him. It felt so right to be there photographing them with those pictures hanging on the wall, remembering that little boy through our session.
Thank you, Anna, Chad, Hailee and Cami, for letting me photograph the hugeness of the love in your home.
Anna and Chad have a glorious park right by their house, so we finished out the session there–where they already have so many great memories and good times.
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