Newborn Photography

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Piper || Newborn Photography || Knoxville TN Newborn Photographer

Knoxville TN Newborn Photographer

Around this time last year baby Piper was born and the doctors diagnosed her with Short Gut Syndrome. Her parents were told they were in for a long long road of medical issues and that IF she got to go home it would be well over a year. BUT God had other plans! Little Piper was released to go home months later, still with lots of healing needed but she was going home!

A year later Piper has made leaps and bounds of progress and even though I know there is still things her and her family will have to tackle along the way today she celebrates her 1st birthday!

I remember sitting in this little tiny NICU room that her parents had made into a nursery for her to try to make it feel more like home than a hospital. I sat with her mom and dad and thought to myself how do these people find the strength to even comprehend the magnitude of the right now, must-less whats in front of them. I know they were full of a million emotions, but I also knew that they were christians and was holding on to God promises for their little family.

It was probably one of the hardest sessions mentally to shoot. Here I was shooting newborn photography in a makeshift studio in a tiny NICU room, with half the equipment I needed, had washed and Lysol everything that had (even my camera). I was trying to work around cords and monitors and in all trying to not move something that would hurt her or set off an alarm. There was a moment the doctors did take her tube out of nose for me to photograph for just a brief moment and she did great, but I was still nervous. End the end the newborn photos documented a moment in this little girls journey and I am so happy I was a part of it!

All I could think about in the session was that one day I hoped these photos would speak a million words of GOD’S grace!


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Photo Piper’s parents posted today of her on her 1st birthday!


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