Christian and his family

Christian and his family

Jennifer, a mother of four, was pregnant with Christian, who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a condition that causes serious birth defects, and one that babies usually do not survive. I was contacted by Cubby, the founder of Isaiah's Promise (see Above All, Faith text above) who asked if I would do a pregnancy portrait of Jennifer and her family. While photographing the family that day, Jennifer asked if I would be there the day Christian was born, to capture whatever time the family would have with him. I was there when Christian was born, photographed his christening, and his short life of nine days. After Christian passed away, Jennifer asked me to come to the funeral for some last memories of the family's time with Christian.