In my line of work I have had the chance to photograph a lot of babies. In their short lives though, some babies have more eventful lives than others and Max is one of those. Prior to his being born, his mom bid on and won a session that I had donated for the Style of Hope Benefit. His momma likely thought it would be used on Max’s newborn session. However, born early weighing only 1 lb 9 oz “miracle max” had to fight for every minute, hour and day of his sweet life. Three months of care from the neonatal intensive care unit staff and little Max was ready to go home on oxygen and a heart monitor. After his discharge from the hospital his mom and I decided that his session would best be done as a milestone session and I cannot tell you how glad I was that we waited. This little guy was the sweetest boy and full of adorable smiles. His bright blue eyes and fine blond hair were just the cutest!
On a side note, his mom owns an ADORABLE little store here in Springfield, IL that if you haven’t checked it out yet…you need to. Kennedy Sue Gift & Home is located on the westside of Springfield and offer up some of the most unique items. From adorable baby and wedding gifts to jewelry and modern farmhouse decor items, they are a hidden gem in the area. So go visit them. Now.