This session was SO special to me. About 2 1/2 years ago I was called to a NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep) session for a family who had lost their baby at 24 weeks. They had lost what they thought was their only chance at their own biological child. After adopting several children and struggling to get pregnant, they finally had success with IVF. Baby Champ didn’t survive. Their NILDMTS session is one that I will never forget… the love and loss in that room was palpable. Miracles happen, and here we have baby Maddex, born only a week early! Maddex was almost 5 weeks when he came in for portraits, and I feel SO lucky to be part of the full circle in this family’s life. THIS is why I am a photographer – to capture moments that are absolutely priceless (and that baseball image was… man, he made us WORK for that one!).