Thank you all for the kind words and sweet emails expressing care and sympathy for Baby Joshua’s family and friends. I know they appreciate your support.

Joshua’s memorial took place today and it was very therapeutic for me to create his slideshow, and to see his prints come in from the lab.  The image below is one of my favorites:

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You can just feel how much he is loved by his amazing family! I was so lucky to spend those special moments with Joshua and his loved ones.

Here is a link to Joshua’s slideshow

Please remember Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) and the wonderful support this organization is able to offer families.


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  1. angela says:

    Tears are filling my eyes! This is such a beautiful and amazing testament of life and sacrifice! What beautiful family! May God bless them and keep them. God bless you little Joshua!

  2. Kimberly says:


    BRAVO!!! These images are beautiful. What a priceless gift you have given this family. Each photo is bursting with emotion. I know you made God smile by using the gifts He gave to you to captured the love surrounding this sweet little baby.

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As many of you know, I work with the organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), which provides infant bereavement photography for terminally ill or stillborn babies.  Often I don’t get a chance to meet the families until that moment I open the hospital room door, but I met Baby Joshua’s mommy early this summer.  We were able to sit down and talk about the family’s wishes and all the special moments they had planned for Joshua.   Then we ended up running into each other at swimming lessons and that gave the older children a chance to see me again.

Yesterday morning I got that call Joshua was ready to meet his family. And he was really ready to meet everyone, I arrived at 10:40 and at 11:14am Joshua Henry was born!  I feel so blessed that I was able to spend hours with Baby Joshua and his wonderful, loving family.  As soon as his brothers and sisters came in to meet him he opened his eyes to see those people he has been hearing all these months.  Joshua had so many loving visitors and he peacefully let everyone introduce themselves.  He did let us know (with the loudest cry of the day) that Kangaroo Care with Mom was his favorite place to be snuggled.

Joshua passed away this morning from complications of  Trisomy 13, he was surrounded by his loving family.  It has taken me so long to write this post, it is just so difficult to write. Please keep Joshua’s family in your thoughts and prayers!  And remember NILMDTS is a wonderful organization for families in need.  Please feel free to contact me if you need more information.

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  1. Robin says:

    I work with Joshua’s aunt Jocelyn. What a beautiful gift you have given this family!

  2. Amanda says:

    Joshua’s Aunt Abigail, Nathan’s sister and i have always been best friends. I love her family like they are my own and you have taken some beautiful pictures of this beautiful family. Even though baby Joshua is gone, he will never be forgotten! Thank you for doing this for such a deserving family.

  3. Your pictures of Joshua and his very special family are beautiful! You are an excellent photographer! This is a very brave family that is known and loved by so many people in Brevard. My heart goes out to Joshua’s Dad and Mom and entire family.
    Thank you and may God bless everyone,

  4. ginny says:

    Thank you all for the comments and messages! Please keep the prayers coming for this special family. I will have another post with more Baby Joshua pictures this week! xoxo Ginny

  5. Theresa says:

    Absolutely the most beautiful photos I have ever seen! What a treasure baby Joshua Henry is! Much love to the family.

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