It’s often our children’s arms or smiles that we hold onto when we’re suffering our deepest of hurts. Trying to understand life and why it goes the way it does. Haley and Mia are one strong duo and with God beside them they are going to be just fine. There’s always this silence that seems to kind of creep up in sessions like this. I’ve done a few of them now… but, despite the silence. There’s this love that outweighs the silent moments. This crazy feeling of just love. Hearing Mia giggle and watching her play. Seeing her give her “best hugs like daddy” to her mom. While we don’t understand it all… it’s healing. Their little arms. Their laugh… it’s a medicine that no doctor can prescribe to us. God gives us these little people to help us on the days that we’re sure there won’t be any sunshine. And Mia is so full of sunshine! I’m so thankful to have met Joe and watched firsthand his love for his girls. As a photographer I know what my “job” is…. But, as a parent… I truly know the value of these photos and Haley is just one of those clients that understands what my vision is and she helps bring it to life every time I see her & Mia. They just let their love and laughter take over. And, that’s what matters most to me with what I do. Mia’s dress is Joe’s shirt that someone had made for her. I think raising children & just making it in this world takes a village. I’m so glad that Haley has a village. And, I’m super thankful to be able to continue to watch Mia grow and thrive. I adore you girls and I thank you (and Joe’s mom) for allowing to tell this story. From the bottom of my heart. I can’t express what it means to me to be able to do this for Mia especially.