I'll never forget the call. Nikki called because she had heard that I do infant bereavement photography. She was calling on behalf of her sister in law, Laura. Laura's baby boy, CJ, had been fatally injured. He was at the hospital on life support and the family wanted photographs. At the time, no one other than Laura knew that CJ had been in the care of his father during the time of his injury. And, no one knew exactly how tragic the following weeks would be for Laura's family. It's a time that I will never forget and a time that will bond, Rob, Nikki and their family and I, forever.
I was so excited that Nikki had invited me to be there for the birth of her new baby. We were all on pins and needles waiting and praying. Imagine my surprise when I woke up on December 23, to find a post on Facebook announcing the birth of a still (at that time) nameless little boy that had been born to Rob and Nikki at HOME! I mean, really?! How dare Nikki give birth so quickly and easily... not to mention... leaving ME out! Hehe!
Actually, I was quite thrilled that Nikki had him so easily and that they were both healthy. I was even more thrilled when she called to ask me to photograph the little munchkin.