Today, August 10th is Kallen Nash’s first birthday! I remember the night he was born like it yesterday! We were all anxiously waiting in the waiting room and when the doctor came out and told us that everything with the surgery went great we all jumped up to go meet him! I remember walking the long hallways to the NICU. He was so tiny but was beyond beautiful! All the doctors kept saying he was so strong and such a fighter like his mom! There was nothing but joyful tears that night as we got to meet and hold him for the first time!
Tonight I had the blessing of getting to photograph his one year old photos in the same field that I photographed his parent’s maternity photos one year and a week to date! I had flashes of Kendra as I took the images today. She was so alive and full of joy and beauty that day! It’s hard to put into words all that I feel when it comes to these images! As an artist I express a lot of my emotions through what I create and I had a very clear idea of what I wanted when I took these images tonight! And I could cry over how happy I am of how they turned out.
I struggled for a long time thinking and processing the shoot that I had with Kendra before she passed. I remember that day a year ago and feeling not very well and I was kinda just grumpy. But when I got to the house and saw Kendra in her white dress I instantly become alive inside. I had a vision and to see it come to life the second her and Rob stepped into that field was a dream! She truly glowed like an angel! God knew… I’ve tried really hard since everything has happened last year to really look at every photo shoot differently. You never know if it might be the last photo of that person. Life is so short and things happen so quickly! I want to capture life, joy, beauty and really show the love of the people I’m taking photos of!
Kendra may be gone but her love and light live on through Kallen! Tonight I really wanted to show the love that surrounds Kallen! Rob and her family has done an amazing job of raising him! He is the light in all of this!
Kendra Lynne…We miss you more than anything but we thank you for the most precious gift of Kallen Nash! Someday we will meet you in the clouds but until then we will continue to love your precious little boy!