embrace it, every last ounce of it. | lake county, il newborn photographer

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You guys!! This Family. This Momma!!! I could go on for days about how much I absolutely adore her and I think I just will. She has been *the biggest* supporter of me since I made the jump from studio to lifestyle newborn. She has never for a second held back how much she has admired my work. And being that she is another extremely talented photographer (Red Maple Photography, please go check her out!) her words hold so much value! Ashley and I connected via social media about a year ago and we just clicked. So when meeting for the first time at baby Westy's newborn session it was such a calming feeling, one as if I was just hanging out with an old friend. We chatted, laughed and truly embraced the crazy of the day. This woman is a rock. She is a freaking incredible Momma to her boys, an amazing wife and a darn good photog... did I mention that yet? See you guys, just hours after our session she had an emergency medical issue that forced her to have an extended hospital stay. With 3 little ones at home she didn't get down, she became superwoman like all moms do and she just got through it. She even fought to, and was able to keep her newborn baby with her through it all to continue bonding and nursing him. You guys, when I say this momma is freaking amazing, she truly is!! I pray that I did her half the justice she deserves in capturing these moments for her. I pray I captured the immense love that her and her hubby, Don feel for these boys!! They are so dang lucky to have these two for parents and I hope they can see that one day by looking back at these photos I captured for them. So once again, no matter what you're going through, dang it make these moments count and capture them. If not for you, for those babies who WILL WANT TO LOOK AT THEM ONE DAY!! Love you Ashley, you superhero Momma!!! XOXOXOXOX