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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beautiful Baby

Melissa Papaj recently emailed me and was willing to share the newborn session that she did for her cousin. Isn't this little one darling?! I think it is so special to capture these little ones the way they came to us before surgery, and I'm hoping my son gains a sense of how much we have always treasured him from the newborn pictures we did. My grandparents only had maybe two photos of my aunt before her cleft repair, and it would have been so special for her grandbaby and my son to see more pictures. But they lived in a different time and different circumstances...

If you'd like to see more of this lovely session, take a look at Melissa's blog here:


  1. He is such a precious baby, great pics to remember his cleft look!!!

  2. He is an angel, sooooo precious! Great pics!