I have shared Brooke and her family's story on my Facebook page, but for those who may have missed it I will share it again here in this space.
Brooke is a Mom of 5: 4 earth babies and 1 baby who lives in heaven. When Brooke was pregnant with Everly, her family received the news that their daughter was a Trisomy 18 baby. With their faith, they decided to deliver her knowing full well her time on earth would be short. A selfless decision made so this little life could feel the love of her brothers and sister and mom and dad, even for a short time.
Brooke and her husband and family recently welcomed their 5th child, a son, into this loving fold. And I was asked to come out and capture a love filled life that is bursting at the brim with awesome.
Brooke took a little convincing to allow me into her home as is.. there is no need for magazine-type sterile environments when having an indoor home shoot. You want your home to be recognizable to the kids years from now when they look at the images...
After Brooke saw the photos she said 'The mess in our house makes me cringe, but I'm so glad you captured it because I could explain for days why the mess is the way it is i.e. Dave's landing spot for his shoes, the way Hunter always dumps his backpack, how Cash gets stuff out of the fridge, and how my mess that never gets taken care of because I'm always taking care of the people I love."