joy is greater than pain {family} richmond, va

One of my sweetest clients shared something very personal after our photo session that she’s graciously agreed to share with you who read.

from Rae:

“I want to share something with you, in hopes that I can fully express our appreciation and gratitude. I initially contacted you last fall, thinking about maternity and newborn sessions. Shortly after I did, we lost that baby. Since then, we have lost 2 more. Needless to say, it has been the most painful and heartbreaking year of our lives. But, let your photographs serve as a testament, that it has also been the most beautiful. That joy is greater than pain, and that love will heal a broken heart. I look at these and feel whole. They really are a gift. And we are so grateful. You even managed to capture the words on my bracelet that honor my sweet babies, so it’s like there is a photo of all of us.”

Needless to say, I was in tears after her email.  My hopes in sharing this her words is for healing.  Life truly is a gift and a miracle, our future is never certain but we can do our very best to love and live in the present.

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