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An atypical maternity session | NILMDTS

Yesterday I had the privilege of photographing one of my former brides and grooms in a maternity session. However, this momentary celebration will be short-lived, as Gianna, their baby girl, has anencephaly, which is a neural tube defect that prevents the brain from developing. Consequently, she will not survive very long, if at all. Since 2007 I have been a volunteer photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an organization of photographers who provide families with heirloom photographs in the untimely death of a newborn. Nick and Emily are devout Catholics and are facing this traumatic situation with grace and strength like I rarely see. Bless them. Please pray for them and baby Gianna.