Good morning! A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Jennifer, Chris and their sweet sweet daughter, Elise.
Elise is about 10 months old and has the most brilliant blue eyes and sweetest personality. She loves to snuggle, fly with the help of her father's arms and kisses by all.
This photo shoot was really special to me because I know Jennifer personally and had seen her throughout her pregnancy. While pregnant with Elise, Jennifer found out that Elise had Trisomy 21, which is also known as Down Syndrome. Although doctors had warned of complications and risks, she never let that deterred her.
I know Trisomy 21 is very scary for some people because we don't understand what it is. With this blog post, I hope to spread a little awareness and give you a chance to learn more about it. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so here's a link to start with: http://www.ndss.org/About-NDSS/Our-Team/Ambassadors/Goodwill-Ambassador/Straight-Talk-with-Chris-Burke/Down-Syndrome-Awareness-Month/
Elise is the sweetest girl and you can follow her journey on her Facebook Page.
I was really emotional after this shoot because I saw how happy the photos made Jennifer and that I was able to share how sweet and beautiful Elise. I feel really blessed being able to be a photographer and through its ups and downs, moments like these really solidified that this is what I want to do for as long as I can hold a camera.
Without further ado, here are the photos.