This Klondike Park maternity session is extra special for so many reasons! Sara and Jeff have been together for 15 years and they are celebrating their seventh anniversary. Their two adorable kids, Jack and Mason, are expecting a baby sister Claire. But, unfortunately, Claire has been diagnosed with holoprosenceohaly, a rare birth defect and the doctor said she was unlikely to survive. Sara wanted to do a maternity shoot with her baby girl. Thanks to On Angels’ Wings, we came together and made it happen.
The love that Sara and Jeff have for each other and for their baby girl is so palpable that you won’t miss it in any of the photos.
I did a family session for a On Angels’ Wings recipients a while back. You can check it out HERE.
On Angels’ Wings is a none-profit organization that provides free photography service and support for families facing the possibility of child loss. If you know someone who might be needing help, give them a call at (417) 834-3670. OAW is based in Springfield, MO, but has the support of a dozen of volunteer photographers here in St. Louis as well. Learn more about OAW on their website.
I have some heartbreaking news to share: Claire was born four weeks later and didn’t make it.