There are days when the honor of being a photographer is elevated to a whole new level.
Landon was just 12 days old when I met him for the first time. Just a few weeks before he was born, the unbelievable happened: his daddy passed away while serving his country in Afghanistan. It breaks my heart to think that Landon will never have the opportunity to meet his daddy, this side of heaven, but I am so thankful for men like him who willingly risk their lives for our safety.
It was truly a joy to capture this sweet baby’s first photographs.
The US Marine’s shirt below belonged to Landon’s daddy.
Update (10/2011) – When I first published some of the images from Landon’s session on my blog, I left out the photograph below. I felt it was extremely personal and I wanted to honor their family’s privacy. I am honored that Landon’s mother has generously chosen to share it publicly through numerous interviews and blog posts. Neither of us ever imagined that so many people would be touched by his story. We have received so many emails, comments and phone calls from men and women all over the country. Thank you for your love and support of this sweet family!!
Please be sure to thank the men and women that serve in our Army, Marine and National Guard!
P.S. Stacy, thank you so much for being such an beautiful example of loving other moms who have also lost their husbands. Your generosity is inspiring!