Raleigh Newborn Photography | Baby Juliana

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I struggled with what to write about this newborn session, mainly because it meant the world to me and it's hard to put it into words just how much, but I'll try:

Kelley and Jon are among my husband and I's dearest and closest friends, and to say they are like family to us is not an exaggeration. 

So when their first sweet Baby Boy was born still at 30 weeks, we cried for them - and with them.  The next year when they told us they were pregnant again, we cautiously rejoiced with them.  It wasn't until Juliana Rae was born on September 5th that we breathed a sigh of intense relief for this sweet family who had endured the worst and survived.

I gleefully traveled to Charlotte to meet and photograph this sweet girl shortly after she arrived, and didn't want to leave when it was over.  I'll forever be grateful to have been able to document this time for my dear friends.  Enjoy a few favorites from my time spent with some of my favorite people!

To read more about Kelley and Jon's journey through loss, be sure to check out her blog DonutsandYoga.com.  Her writing is raw and beautiful and tells their story better than I or anyone else ever could.