Capri is truly a special little girl and she has led an amazing journey in her short life. She was born very premature at 24 weeks gestation and spent several months in the NICU. Her twin brother, Asher, was born the week before and sadly, became an angel after a few days of fighting. I met their mama, Alissa, in a small group from church a couple of years ago. When I heard what was happening, I was overwhelmed with so many emotions. I followed this sweet family's journey through Facebook, hoping and praying along with them, and was elated when Capri was able to come home.
When Alissa asked me to do Capri's one year photos, I was so excited. I couldn't wait to capture this beautiful girl and help celebrate everything she had overcome. She grew from a tiny one pound baby to a spunky little toddler with minimal health issues, despite going through so much as a micro-preemie. In some of these images, you will see a stuffed elephant. This elephant was Asher's and is a reminder that Capri will always have a guardian angel with her. I'll admit, my own mama heart was touched during this session because I could only imagine how these parents were feeling a year ago at that moment.
These photos were taken in her grandparent's backyard (so beautiful!). After an outfit change, we also took a few family shots with Capri and her parents. They are such a fun and genuine family and I'm so, so grateful that their sweet girl is happy and healthy!