Walker James made his way into this world in a difficult way and one that’s near and dear to my heart. Arriving early and lifeless, he fought his way through an extended NICU stay filled with respiratory support, therapies, and feeding tubes. When Walker’s aunt messaged me about gifting a newborn session to his parents, I was so excited to combine both my love for photography and my love for preemie infants! Meeting Walker, you would never know he’d been through any of this. He is a happy boy who loves to be held and cuddled and who smiled in SO many of our shots. His parents are fighters, too; they’ve remained strong throughout the adversity of having a medically fragile baby and they have so much love for sweet Walker (and his bulldog sister, Boston! :) ). Enjoy!
Walker was gifted this adorable onesie by a family whose daughter died during her NICU stay. They honored her memory by providing these onesies to all the little fighters who were admitted after her. Such a beautiful sentiment for these babies who endure in a short time more than they should have to endure in a lifetime. Walker’s bracelet was made for him as a nod to his father’s employer, Wabash College.
Jordan & Kelly,
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! He is truly a fighter and such a blessing. Enjoy every minute!
Until next time,