1.03.2011

I Heart Faces/ Best Face Photo 2010

As far as quality, I'm not sure that this is my best work...but the content was among my finest.

The baby my sister was carrying was diagnosed with Triploidy and told her baby had no chance for survival and that the baby was putting her life at risk as well. The doctors ordered for an early, induced birth. The doctors said the baby would only live 15 minutes max, so in an attempt to capture those precious moments, I was invited to the birth.

It was heart wrenching. But such a blessing to be able to capture this precious little baby and the love of his mother.



11 comments :

  1. Wow...you definitely captured the emotion of the moment. Such a touching story.

    Thanks for commenting on my photo!

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  2. such a amazing memory. this photo is just oozing with emotion, it feels like a priveledge to be invited into it for a split second.

    hugs to you and your very brave sister.

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  3. What an honest beautiful photo!

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  4. Wow. I have no words. Very gut-wrenching.

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  5. How tragic. She was blessed to have you there to capture this precious life. Yours is the first post I looked at and it hit home. We lost two this year and yet I have no pictures to remember them by. She is lucky to have this!

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  6. what a stunning picture. what a blessing.

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  7. This picture gives me chills. What an honor to be asked to document a moment of such importance. You've done a beautiful job here.

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  8. I have a kid with the stomach flu, and just didn't really think about it :(

    I am getting way behind in housework another big BOOHOO.

    So I don't know if I will get the chance to do new ones for smiley week. I might just have to stick with an old one of gwen. Totally not my style to do that. . . we'll see. Maybe I will get a super power this week. The super mean clean cleaning machine power. My fingers are triple crossed (my toes too).

    ps. Mike said the books should be there by monday :D

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  9. What emotion in one image. Amazing

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  10. What an amazing image! The emotion is so raw. Beautiful photo.

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  11. I am literally crying reading this post...what a bittersweet honor to be asked to photograph this moment.

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