Hope and persistence always wins
Hope and persistence are two of the best attributes to have. If you have no hope, then why continue? If you don't persist, then you'll never get what you want. Being hopeful and having persistence brings about the desires of your heart. I know that if I didn't have hope that my husband and I could raise a child safely and sanely in this world that my son would not be here. I know if we aren't persistent in teaching him the importance of hard work and doing those "necessary" things that it wouldn't be instilled in him. Same goes for my client. Even though they lost their daughter, Zoe because of cervical insufficiency, as described in this post, Nyasha and her husband persevered and tried again.
Success! On November 21, 2017 little Elijah was born via C-Section.
Talk about some happy people! When you think about it, it really is amazing to see and touch your dreams that came to fruition. That's what happens when you have a baby. All that you longed for is finally here and you're able to bear witness to it. Babies really are miracles regardless of the situation. Some miracles just happen to be bigger than others.
Prior to me photographing Elijah, Nyasha and I had text conversations to get the final details of the session together. I didn't want to call and wake her or Elijah up because we all know how sleep-deprived new parents are. Fortunately Vince was on paternity leave and he was able to help. Vince gets several high-fives from me for being such a trooper and an excellent dad/husband. Since Nyasha had a C-Section she wasn't able to go up and down the stairs. Let's just say that Vince has gotten plenty of exercise since they brought Elijah home. Here are the happy parents with their bundle of joy.
The session really didn't take long because Elijah slept for almost the entire session. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you another thing about Vince. Evidently he knows how to swaddle babies! Yes! I gave him my cheesecloth to use and he swaddled him right up. Little Elijah was as snug as a bug in a rug. And as you can tell by the last image above, he likes having his hands around his face. You can also see that his diaper is still on as well. I wanted to make sure I got a "safe" shot before proceeding to the possible water works. I always inform my parents that when the babies are naked there is a good possibility that they will either poop or pee or both. All of my props are washable, so just concentrate on not dropping the baby.
In the first picture above Elijah yawned and was a little fussy. Shortly there after he peed down Vince's belly and then pooped in his hand. But I must say Vince never once looked like he would drop him. Great job! It was a three person clean up effort but we got it done. After that, we cleaned him up and I took a few more frames and I was done. I didn't want to keep them too much longer because I knew they were tired. Nyasha had energy in the beginning, but I could see her starting to fade. So I wrapped up with these shots and then went on my merry way.
They are such a beautiful family and I couldn't be happier for them. It was a blessing for me to be able to capture these moments for them and I hope to capture many more in the near future.
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