Do you believe in miracles? I do…I met one this past weekend I had the extreme honor of photographing this gorgeous family, as they celebrated their newest little miracle, baby Clara. Every child is a gift from God and the Murphy family has been blessed with two of the most beautiful little girls I have ever seen. Big sister, Madeline, is stunning….with her gorgeous eyes, pouty lips and blonde curls…
This brings me to the star of the day, Miss Clara…Clara was born at 25 weeks gestation on September 8, 2013. She weighed 1 pound 2 ounces.
After 145 days in the NICU at Chapel Hill, Clara was finally able to go home to be with her Mommy, Daddy and big sister, Madeline…Clara is doing great and is thriving…she has the most gorgeous eyes that follow you everywhere…watching her incredible family interact with her, it is impossible to miss the love that they surround each other with. Seeing Mom, Courtney, feed Clara her bottle (by the way, she LOVES her bottle and eats around 4 oz!!! which I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by, since Clara already has some chunky rolls) was heart-warming…seeing Daddy, Jason, hold his little girl as they stared into each other’s eyes was so beautiful…and finally, to see big sister, Madeline, play with her little sister, telling her funny stories about how Daddy poops in his pants (ok, MAYBE I told her to tell Clara that to make her laugh…I mean, I’m sure Daddy doesn’t poop his pants, but when you see the below pictures of Madeline laughing, you’ll understand why I told her to say that)…well, these are moments that I will never forget.
Thank you to the Murphy Family for allowing me into your home to photograph your gorgeous family…it was absolutely my pleasure and honor and I hope that you love the photos as much as I do!
PS…a special thank you to Madeline and Clara’s Uncle Jonathan for helping set this session up. Hope to see you and your family soon!
If you’d like to follow Clara’s story, be sure to check out her blog at: http://cmjmurphy.blogspot.com/