Excited to finally share with you images from the beautiful Wall of Hope display at the Greenville Hospital System Bryan NICU. It's so incredibly awesome to see all of those sweet faces on walls that were once so bare. Thanks to all of you who participated in our Rescued By Love portrait charity event, which tied right into this Wall of Hope project. YOU made it all so very possible! This, for sure, has been the highlight of my year here at the studio. And as if it could get any better, the ladies at GHS schemed to get my daughter on the wall. For personal reasons, I had decided not to feature Sadie Mae, but they wouldn't have it any other way. Incredible to see her sweet face on the wall, and to know that not so long ago we were walking those halls daily with so many uncertainties. This can only be described as a full circle moment. Blessed.
Here's what they wrote for us....as it might be hard to read from the picture.
"Sadie Mae was born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb 7oz. She was 12 inches long. During her stay of 87 days, her mother, Tiffiney, did what came naturally to her; chronicled her daughter's NICU journey through beautiful photography. When Sadie Mae was just over a year old, Tiffiney started "Rescued By Love" a portrait charity event that raises money for the Bryan NICU. At almost three years of age Sadie Mae was the inspiration of the "Wall of Hope," which now lines the halls of the NICU entrances.Thanks to Tiffiney every family who enters the Bryan NICU is offered hope through her beautiful photographs of NICU graduates who are now healthy and happy."
Please if you've never joined us for our Rescued by Love charity event, make plans to join us in Feb 2013! We are going BIG this year with a goal of $25,000!
Here is an example of a family/child that your portrait participation will help. Met this adorable couple last week and their sweet, sweet boy. They're tied to my studio by way of a very special client who was so very kind to us while we were in the NICU. I consider her a big reason that I give back now.NICU parents, there's just an extra thankfulness in their eyes....