okay, so this is where i admit that as a human, i am flawed and broken and i do make mistakes. but this is also where i prove to you just how great God is.
i took photos of this little man as he entered the world in August. the weekend he was born, i have 5-6 photo/video obligations, including three weddings, and i thought for sure that i would lose my mind. i got to the last day of the weekend with my mind still intact and i was so impressed with myself, until i was in a field taking maternity photos for the last assignment of the weekend and my memory cards went missing. i was devastated. newborn photos that i had taken, wedding film that i had recorded…. gone in an instant. i made heartbreaking phone calls that no one should ever have to make, and unfortunately, one of those phone calls was to Sarah and J.P., a family for which i have done countless photo sessions. this is not a family that i ever wanted to let down, but i had to tell the truth. Sarah was hurt, understandably so, but she reminded me that stuff happens and tried not to be too upset. i was thankful for that, as i was beating myself up over and over about this.
months passed and it seemed as though the hearts that i had to break were healing and they were making new memories, despite me not being able to deliver some of their most important ones. and then i received a phone call. it was from the bride whose film was on the memory cards that had gone missing and she said that they had been found!
All Glory be to God!!! Thank You, Sweet Baby Jesus!
so i contacted the photographer who had been given the memory cards – he did some intense research and digging to locate the faces he had seen in the photos and video clips and eventually, it all came back to me, their original owner.
when i delivered these newborn photos to Sarah, she cried a load of happy tears, so i am told. i knew i had nothing to do with the recovery of the photos, but i was so happy that i was able to give her back these precious memories of her second son being born. it is an honor to capture memories for you all, and it’s a responsibility that i never take lightly. there were tears shed on my end as well, as i realized how blessed i was to have been given a second chance for these families – specifically, to be able to give Sarah and J.P. their son’s birth day back and enable them to relive the day he came into their lives.
welcome to the world, Baby Sebastian.