Today is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Like so many others who have come before me and plenty more that will one day, hold this day close to their hearts, I am using this space, in this small moment of time, to remember our little ones gone too soon. Our journey has been long, but we have learned and grown together. Dave and I suffered through years of infertility and losses before we were able to have our little girl, Aspen. She’s been with us for 7 years now, a blessing we never overlook. Every time she has asked us about siblings, we have always told her that we tried so hard to have them here with us. We hope to raise her to know that we love all of our children and will see them again.
I have learned that I am only a victim to my perspective. I choose to live life experiencing joy and savoring the most mundane moments because of this path we are on. But every now and then, I stop and I remember them. Life would have been so different with 6 children. There’s so many things that would have been DIFFERENT..
Just for today though, with my sweet little muse Aspen, we created a vision of what everyday looks like with so many angels.
Because life is better with five angels.
That’s one thing I love about photography, having a vision and bringing it to life the best way I know how. Sometimes, I have an idea in my head for months, almost as if it already existed in the world but I just needed time and patience for it to all come together. And here it is, a piece of our story and a piece in time. Aspen has already asked me to print this for her room as a reminder that she has so many angels.
Living our best life and sending love out into the world to all of those that remember this day.
You are not alone.
For more information on the story that led us here, it can be found on this Instagram post
This week I teamed up with other amazing photographers from all over the world for a blog circle. My friend Tori Deslauriers wrote an awesome blog answering questions about the best time of year for your family photo sessions. You can find that information by clicking St. Albans Family Photographer, and you guys, she has some great advise that I know totally agree with!
So sorry you had/ have to go through this. Your images are stunning and visibly heartfelt.
Thank you so much for that compliment. We both really put our heart into it.
Such an artistic way to celebrate your babies. I love the five butterflies in the first image, and they way your daughter looks as if she’s dancing with them! Kuddos to putting your heart on the line for others. It can be hard to do that.
Thank you so much Jennifer. It was a fun project for us to do together. Aspen is a natural in front of the camera
Your story is so emotionally stirring and I appreciate how vulnerable you are to share it. These images that go along with it are incredibly powerful and moving. Thank you for sharing.
Awe thank you Kim, I really appreciate that.
I love the first photo so much. It’s really hard explaining to your child why they are an only & I’m modelling myself on your honesty with my son too. Big hugs to you x
Yes I agree! But being honest with her has helped me process it all as well. I appreciate that she can understand that we tried as hard as we could to give her a sibling, and that means a lot to me. Thank you!