October 17, 2011

Meet Allie :: Orange County Baby Photography.

Allie’s due date is this Wednesday. 

In these pictures, she is 12 weeks old. 

Allie is amazing. 

When she was born, she weighed just over 2 pounds and could wear her daddy’s wedding ring as a bracelet.    aliso viejo newborn photographer 2These days, Allie proudly wears a glorious double chin and weighs over 8 pounds!aliso viejo baby photographerorange county newborn photographeraliso viejo newborn photographerorange county baby photographerorange county newborn photographer-4NICU nurses are angels on earth.  orange county newborn photographer-5orange county lifestyle baby photographerorange county newborn photographer-3orange county newborn photographer-6orange county newborn photographer-7

I met Allie and her family through my affiliation with Pictures of Hope, an organization that shares the gift of photography with families who have babies in neonatal care units.  But, I must tell you:  photographing this dear family was not me “giving back”.  Au contraire.  I was the receiver.  Allie is an amazing, wonderful miracle.  It was both my pleasure and honor to meet her and get this very special peek into her precious life.  Please keep her in your prayers this Wednesday as she undergoes her second surgery.  I have no doubts that she is in very good hands.

 

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10 comments:

Leslie said...

these are really so lovely susan....

love love love..and saying prayers for Allie right now...

Tracy P. said...

Gosh--that choked me up in a hurry. "NICU nurses are angels on earth..." I think that is a fact! So beautiful. Praying for the lovely Allie and her mom and dad.

Brittany said...

This family is very good friends of my own family. Thank you so much for spending the time to take these photos for them. They are absolutely beautiful and will be something cherished not only by them, but by all of their closest family and friends as well, for many years to come. I know I will!! :)

Tina said...

This post warms my heart. My baby was born 6 weeks premature and only spent 10 days in NICU - but then went back when he stopped breathing. The NICU nurses were fabulous - truly angels.

I left part of my heart there and I will never forget. I'm thrilled beyond words that Pictures of Hope exists.

This family's world is so very small right now - and you have stepped in and let us live with them for a moment. That is something all of our hearts need to see.

Beautifully done.

KathyJo said...

Praying here. She's beautiful.

Anita Johnson said...

Both of my kids were premmies, I can relate to the wonderful care in the NICU. My daughter in law went into preterm labor the weekend our 2nd son got married...yikes! As excited as I am to become a grandma, I'm more than happy to wait 9 more weeks! These photos are just wonderful!

Melissa Brown said...

These are just beautiful! What a precious gift for a family enduring a difficult time. Love it!

Sarah Robertson said...

Susan, you have given Allie and her family such a gift! I love seeing you use this gift of yours to generously GIVE. They will treasure the slice of life you have captured here!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Susan, for this wonderful gift for our family. The photos are so touching and so is your request for prayers for her. It means so much to us. Thank you all for keeping Allie in your thoughts and prayers... from Allie's Auntie Bernadette.

keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia said...

I have tears, Susan!! This is such a beautiful gift to Allie and her family. Absolutely stunning.