“For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.” I Samuel 1:27

This verse has always been special to me.  I have it on a frame in my first child’s room with a photo from his Baptism.  I firmly believe all children are a special blessing from above, a gift given and a treasure to be honored.

But this family, well, there were even more prayers than usual said here.  I won’t share the whole story, as it isn’t mine to share, but I will say the tears are flowing as I type this.  I have known this sweet family for five years.  I can tell you exactly how long I have known them because I had a rather large pregnant belly with my oldest child (who turns five in just three weeks!) when I met them.  We have played together, prayed together, shared laughter, shared tears, walked through times of joy and pain together.

I have loved watching their two sweet girls grow, but this family knew they were missing someone.  They desperately wanted baby number three, yet just couldn’t seem to get there.  After several years and many paths, it was with incredible joy that they welcomed a sweet baby boy to the family on April 2, 2012.

Please meet the B family and sweet baby M.  This was truly one of the most joyous newborn sessions I have ever photographed.  And these girls, well, just perfection…

PS I would love to hear your feedback!  If 15 of Baby M’s friends and family make comments on this blog post I will send his Mommy and Daddy an extra 5×7 print as a thank you gift.  Thanks for visiting my blog ♥ Renee

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  1. Kim says:

    The picture of the three of the is one of the sweetest pictures I’ve ever seen.
    Way to go, Renee!

  2. Sarah says:

    Lovely pictures Renee! Sweet M is adorable.

  3. Laura says:

    You captured his precious expressions perfectly. What a gift they will treasure!

  4. Jjoanne Zurcher says:

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful people!

  5. Mary Shields says:

    I ADORE these photos! Claire, Caroline, and Michael are treasures 🙂

  6. Joanne says:

    love the pictures, they are all so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Stephanie Kopalchick says:

    What a beautiful family! And what a amazing story of God’s faithfulness!
    You captured a special moment Renee!

  8. Mary Z says:

    So precious. What joy!

  9. Therese says:

    I am so thrilled for this wonderful family! All these pictures are beautiful and will be treasured!

  10. Mandy, Kevin and the kids says:

    We loved seeing these beautiful photos and the light in girls’ eyes!! Such joy and pride! And mommy with Baby M….look at the smiles! Wonderful photography capturing those special moments!!

  11. Sasha says:

    With tears of great joy I look at these precious pictures! “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!” Ps 118:24

    Thankful for all that the Lord has done — you all are beautiful!

  12. Alison Teply says:

    Thanks for forwarding these beautiful pictures! God has so richly blessed you, and we are so thrilled.

  13. grace says:

    beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!! 🙂 you can see how full of joy they each are to be holding such a precious gift!!! 🙂

  14. Dot says:

    God has certainly blessed this family with another beautiful child. Awesome photographs.

  15. Julie Thompson says:

    God is so good! Thank you for taking and sharing the beautiful pictures of a treasured family, Renee

  16. whitney says:

    LOVE!!! each photo has something so special about it!

  17. Uncle Howd and Aunt Lin says:

    What beautiful pictures!! Love all of them!!

  18. Margaret Down says:

    These pictures warmed my heart. The picture of Baby Michael and Mom
    smiling at each other captures the deep bond between mother and son. God has richly blessed this family. Mom Down

  19. Karen Shields says:

    Thanks for sharing these adorable photos, Julie and Renee. We like the creative composition you’ve used in each one. If we had little ones, we’d be calling your studio!

  20. Carrie says:

    Absolutely love the pictures…love the beautiful people in them even more.

  21. Ruth Ann Rehm says:

    Blessings abound! Thank you for sharing these precious memories.

  22. VAL says:

    Amazingly precious children and pictures. Truly priceless!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Renee did an amazing job – she captured the beauty of God’s goodness just perfectly. I mean, just look at baby M smiling back at his Mama! I love it!

  24. Bridget says:

    The pictures are awesome! So excited to see little M. How faithful God is when we are patient!