I have thought about how I would preface this session since August-ish when I found out these lovebirds were expecting.
The last time they were in front of my camera was a little over a year ago.
It was one of most memorable, important, breathtaking, heart wrenching moments I have to date.
At the funeral home, capturing this family with their handsome first born Lane.
I remember watching them look at this little boy with tears streaming down their cheeks.
I remember the tenderness of his little, innocent face.
I remember hugging them so tight hoping that was passing something good. Anything that could even attempt to give them be it an ounce of peace, love, or simply the knowledge that I was praying for them with everything I had.
I remember walking out that day, getting into my car and sobbing. Like not being able to breathe sobbing. My oldest was waiting in there for me and just rubbed my back, reassuring me that is was going to be ok.
Fast Forward to the current.
With my overflowing heart… I introduce to you the little miss … Drew Lane.
When I walked up the sidewalk, I held in my tears of joy & just smiled, keeping busy like I love to do.
As I talked with mom & dad, and snuggled those 5 pounds of perfection my heart was at so much peace, I couldn’t 100% put my finger on why.
Now, after editing their gallery, I know why…
Drew, Mom, Dad, & even Lucy were all present & glowing … but Lane was there too. In fact his presence was overwhelming…
Every room. Light or Dark. Lot’s of windows or no windows. Adjusted camera settings or not, this light was just beaming around them …
Here I was trying to make sure we got photo frames with him in it, or the rainbow for remembrance in the camera frame, when this whole time he was shining so bright, no blinds or camera setting could push him out of the way.
There are no words for those moments. Only tears of joy. So much joy.
This shoot right here felt the same way my organ donation did. Indescribably, overwhelmingly AMAZING.
You don’t have to take my word for it, take a look for yourself & bring a kleenex or two.
To the Kracht family of five … you will FOREVER carry a spot in my heart.