Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Special Session

I posted a teaser for Erin and her mom last night after Erin's maternity session yesterday, and I couldn't wait to be able to post more.
Erin's maternity session was very emotional to me. For those who read this blog from afar and don't know the circumstances, here's a little background. Erin's boyfriend passed away three weeks ago following a fatal motorcycle accident. Just two months shy of the birth of their child, Erin was faced with knowing that she would have to raise her son, Trip, without his father. Mike, her boyfriend, was in the military and knew that his job might lead him into dangerous territory. Who would have thought that a ride out with friends would have ended so tragically?
Erin and I had discussed her maternity portraits before this, and to be honest, I was unsure of how to bring up the topic. On one hand, I would completely understand if she didn't want to follow through, and on the other, I thought it might be a wonderful opportunity for her to get excited about the baby's arrival.
Thankfully, she chose the latter. I remember talking to her about what she might want to wear, and giving her links to inspirational websites. She said that she was looking at them with her mom and saying that all of the pictures had a woman and man together... and that hers would be so different. I'm happy to report that Mike WAS in a few pictures (as you'll see farther down). I have to say thanks to my own mom who suggested the pose.

Here are some favorites of the 50+ proofs I'm showing Erin:


















6 comments:

jannypie said...

what beautiful beautiful pictures, Erin's story is so touching and the first picture of her in the army jacket brought tears to my eyes. wonderful pictures!!

Allison said...

Beautiful pictures, the strength of a woman shines brightly through these photos. I look forward to pictures of Trip next!

alygator1 said...

You're amazing, Kelly! My heart goes out to Erin. She must be a courageous woman! Best wishes to her and Trip :)

Kellis said...

These really are beautiful and touching photos. She is got to be so glad to chose to have them! And her belly IS the cutest :)

You captured great photos! The BDUs are perfect and so is the shot with Mike in it. Great Job and best wishes to Erin and Trip!

JOYCE said...

ERIN THE PICTURES ARE SO TOUCHING.I KNOW YOU ARE A STRONG PERSON AND YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL LOVING FAMILY TO HELP YOU AND GIVE TRIP A LOT OF LOVE JUST LIKE A LOT OF FRIENDS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.BRENDA AND I WILL BE THERE.

Jen said...

What an emotional and touching story. Thank you for sharing it. My heart goes out to Erin, I'm sure she loves the photos as they are very nice!