“Lauren, I know you aren’t shooting many things other than weddings because you yourself are a mother…. my second son Wyatt was born this summer with a cleft lip and palate. He is having surgery to repair it and I am just beside myself. I am so in love with this sweet face and want to have a photoshoot with him before it changes forever. This is SO important to me, so I want a wonderful photographer. Your pictures are amazing and I just thought I would ask if you would do this for me. Thanks, Brooke”
“Oh my goodness, Brooke – I am in tears. What a precious little boy you have. As I looked at Wyatt’s pictures, I just started crying because I know the power of a mother’s love and the beauty in Wyatt JUST the way he is now. He has the BEST smile! I can’t imagine the anxiety going into this surgery knowing his kissable little lips will be changed. I would be honored to do a session with you. Your story really touched my heart and being a mama myself I just couldn’t turn this down. -Lauren”
Sweet Baby Wyatt,
I fell in love with you from the moment I heard your mama talk about how precious you are to her. She loves you with a love that is too big for this earth to hold… much like the way God loved you from the moment He breathed life into your little body. He knit you together beautifully and has a plan for all of your days. I will never forget your sweet smile and am so thankful your mama asked me to capture your precious face before your surgery. I hope you & Ruby meet one day :)
“… You created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.” – Psalm 139:13-16