The Hafen family has gone through a lot of trials before sweet baby Owen was born. Shanda suffered through several miscarriages between her sweet girl Aria and Owen. It was such a struggle and Shanda was kind enough to share some words with me about her experience with bringing Owen to the world that I would love to share. Her words about her love for her babies here on earth and in heaven are ones of hope. And I loved reading her experience. I hope you will too.
I absolutely love in-home family sessions. Especially when there is a new baby involved. As some of you know, I used to be more of a styled newborn photographer. I would put naked babies in cute and adorable poses, wrap them up in swaddles and put them in baskets. I think the styled newborn photography, is absolutely adorable. It is definitely a work of art. And it's a lot of work. I recently have changed to a more lifestyle type of photography and I am loving it!
The Day family, in my opinion, is one of the cutest families in all of Utah. They are everything a family photographer could ever dream of! Their style, that red hair, those snuggles, and kisses made everything perfect.
One of my favorite things to do when I have family sessions, is to get mom and dad away for a second. I love taking engagement like photos of the mom and dad because I think it is so important for parents to be able to look at pictures of them in love. When you are married for awhile, you don't take time to take kissy selfies. It's all about the kids! I know that, because I fall into the same rut. But when I get moms and dads in front of the camera, there is a whole new vibe to the shoot. It is so important for children to see their parents in love!
When I was pregnant with my second little guy, my friends, Talon and Emily announced that they were pregnant too!! In the span of just 3 months, there were 4 of us girls in our group of friends that were pregnant! Three of us with boys!
Jory and Brooke always knew of each other, but it wasn't until right before Jory left on his mission that the crush started. All those years ago at Cafe Rio, he saw her and asked for her number. He texted her, but nothing really came of it. Then he came home, and she left for her mission. Then she came back and he remembered her!