Friday, September 13, 2013

Alison Marie :: 8 Days Old

I met this beautiful family less than a year ago when we did their 2012 Holiday Session and I instantly felt in love with them. Nick and Rheanna are such strong rocks, and Carson is SO adorable! Carson was also born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and he's been fighting from Day 1 to stay alive, and it's always such an inspiration to see these kids thriving.

This time around Carson is a big brother to beautiful Alison Marie, and he's gearing up for his next open-heart surgery.... in Boston. Unfortunately the repair that needs to be done on his heart isn't an option for him in LA, and Boston took his case so their family will be flying to Boston at the end of this month for his third open-heart surgery.

Nick and Rheanna have been working endlessly to have the funds to get to and through Boston, and I admire them SO much. They have been putting on event after event, and fundraiser after fundraiser to raise the funds - with a toddler and, until recently, a very pregnant belly! Seriously, this family is amazing!

And Alison... O. M. G. This baby girl is a doll! When I put the pictures up on Facebook someone commented that she looks like a porcelain doll - and she does! She is absolutely stunning, perfect, beautiful. And Carson is SO in love with her. He loves pointing at her and saying "sister" and he had such a good time taking pictures with her (despite he was already tired :-).

Nick and Rheanna - it was SO nice to see you guys again. Your family is just ridiculously gorgeous. Carson, along with your whole family, will be in my prayers as you travel to Boston, and I can't wait to see you guys when you are back and see how awesome Carson looks, blue-less lips and all :-) - Hugs, Brenda