Harper is 12 months old, and is diagnosed is Infantile Epilepsy. She had her first seizure when she was five hours old. Harper has over 200 seizures a week, and has spent most of her little life in and out of the hospital.
Some of her seizures are visible, and some not. Her momma is amazing, she takes such sweet care of this little girl. It is an inspiration. Due to her condition, Harper, has limited hearing, and possibly vision loss. She is fed through a GI tube, and doesn’t have much control over her body. Harpers momma takes care of all of her needs, feeding, cuddling, dr visits, and so much more.
I was so happy to be able to gift this family with a Little Mothers Gifts of Grace session. When you have child who doesn’t smile or respond it can be difficult to have portraits done. I learned that Harper enjoys being swaddled, so swaddle her I did! We wrapped her up and I utilized some newborn posing technique and angles to capture some gorgeous images of this little girl.
To keep Harper comfortable I had momma near by the entire time, talking and soothing her. We kept her session short and sweet, utilizing two sets, and several different head bands/bonnets.
Harpers portraits are so beautiful, she is truly a gorgeous little girl, with the biggest bluest eyes ever!
For more information on Infantile Epilepsy please visit http://www.childneurologyfoundation.org/disorders/infantile-spasms/
If you would like to nominate a candidate for Little Mothers Gifts of Grace, or make a donation to the program please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of my favorites from the session.
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.