I have photographed countless families and dozens of newborns over the last five years. Every family is unique and every family’s story is new to me. In May, I had the tremendous honor of photographing a family who had the truest of courage and showed that a new beginning is always possible. Kieran was born to his mama and papa and his big sister Libby. But Kieran had another sibling who couldn’t be there during his shoot. His big brother, Jack, had passed a few years before at the young age of 8 months. It was an incredibly moving experience for me and I was incredibly nervous but determined to create a beautiful experience for the family, and to make sure that Jack was honored in the best way. His mom had told me that Jack loved his stuffed giraffe and she wanted to incorporate her into the photos as a stand in for little Jack. I did my best to provide precious images to honor Jack while also celebrating the beautiful birth of a new baby brother. While Jack can never be replaced, little Kieran will grow up with stories of his heroic big brother and one of his closest angels, and I feel blessed to have been a part of this experience. Congratulations to Mike, Julia and Libby on your beautiful new addition. Want to see more work from this Warrington Newborn Photographer? Click here!