I was super excited to have one of my sweet clients bring her littlest in for his First Birthday and Cake Smash Photos! Atticus, aka Tiki, is a special little boy who beat a LOT of odds. The theme they chose was inspired by their team, the Mets. We incorporated several special items such as photos, and beads that were important to this sweet family and the journey they went through with their little preemie. I love photographing this little guy and hope to get to for years to come! <3
My sweet client MaryEllen shares Tiki's story as follows:
"Atticus; "Our little baby with a big name" as one of the NICU doctors used to call him. He was born 12 weeks before his due date. 1 pound, 8 ounces, 13 inches long. He was in the hospital for 93 days. He battled NEC, a life threatening infection that kills 25% of the babies that contract it. And yet, he never stops smiling. These beads symbolize many of the milestones in the NICU for a micro preemie; blood transfusions, different levels of breathing support, vision tests, hearing tests, good days, bad days, first time I was able to hold him skin to skin (13 days old) and so much more. The pictures on the orange square were taken that day, earlier in the day, while the nurses bathed him and were able to have most of his tubes (briefly) disconnected. We nicknamed him Superman, joked about blasting Beyoncé's "Survivor" on his discharge day (we didn't, though I wish we had), and we prayed on the day he was born. The same doctor said to me "I see him walking the halls at Harvard" when we were discussing Atticus one day. I don't know about Harvard, but he will do amazing things in this life. He already has."
Kristin with an I Photography is a Lehigh Valley Cake Smash Photographer, a Lehigh Valley First Birthday Photographer and LOVES Lehigh Valley Cake Smash Photography.
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