Lakewood Baby Photographer ~ Sacrifices

I had the privilege of being the photographer for an extra special little lady last week who came to see me from Lakewood for her photography session.  She just turned one and we got to have some fun doing a cake smash!  Her Dad and I had so much fun watching her tentatively smash her cake.  But her mother wasn’t there.  Her mother, was thousands of miles away in a far off country serving me, you and our wonderful country.  Her mommy is a soldier.

I can not even imagine making the sacrifices she is making.  Can you even wrap your head around the idea of leaving your baby behind for a year to risk your life serving in a hot, sandy, hostile world.  I can not!!!  She is strong, brave and even so far removed from her princess, she is the best mom!

Joyce planned everything, down to the T.  Outfits, hair accessories, cake and toys were all carefully arranged for.  I was amazed at the thought and effort she put into a photo shoot that she wouldn’t even be attending.

What it shows is that moms are moms no matter where they are!  We are always thinking and caring for our babies!

Thank you Joyce, for your sacrifice, for making my country safe and serving so that my freedoms remain free!

Lots of praise to her Daddy too who is making it all stay together at home;-)

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Huong Forrest - February 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

What a beautiful photo and such a sweetheart! I adore her onesie. <3

Angela - February 21, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Love that happy smile you caught!

Melissa Berg - February 20, 2014 - 7:18 pm

What a sweetie!!! Beautiful photo!

Eden - February 20, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Breaks my heart to hear her mommy was not there (for an honorable reason)! Beautiful little girl.

Jennifer Snook - February 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

Gorgeous!!! Thank you to her mom for her Service and protection over our country!!!

amy leigh - February 20, 2014 - 4:33 am

what a gorgeous subject to photograph!! great shot!! love the composition!

Leandra - February 19, 2014 - 8:50 pm

What a sweet baby girl with such a brave courageous mommy. Thank you Joyce.

Claudia Aguilar - February 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm

LOVE her expression, such a cutie 🙂

Terra - February 19, 2014 - 10:51 am

Oh my goodness! I am Terra from Personally Graced Gifts. I made the onesie this precious little girl is wearing. I can’t even express how much joy I get when I see little ones in items I have made. I am also a military spouse and mom of a little girl that didn’t get to see her Daddy much during the 1st year of her life. This pulls at my heart strings!!

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Heather Puett - February 19, 2014 - 12:21 am

Such a gorgeous baby girl and beautiful photo. Thank you so much for your service and the sacrifices you and your family make.

Meghan Rickard - February 18, 2014 - 8:40 pm

One beautiful girl! She’s got a great role model (well, at least two, including Dad 🙂 ) to learn from 🙂

Joyce Q. - February 18, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Words are not enough to describe the emotions I go through having to watch my daughter grow up through the screen of my computer. I’ve missed her first holidays, birthday and so many new milestones.

I understood the sacrifices I placed on my own shoulders when I was assigned another deployment so soon after having Chloe. So I make the best of every opportunity to capture every precious moment.

Thank you Jennifer for catching all of those beautiful smiles and wonderful moments in time. Though I can’t be there to celebrate I always have these pictures to look back on to remind me what I have to come back home to. I am forever grateful for all of my blessings. Finding you and bringing you together with Chloe was definitely a beautiful one. Thank you for the smiles!

Lana - February 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Beautiful child, and touching story.

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