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Today is World Prematurity Day and in honor of that, I want to share a bit about my friend Mellisa and her adorable baby boy. Jack was born at 32 weeks and was two months old in these photos!

Their family went through so much to get Jack here. Mellisa has always been so brave and open about her struggles with infertility and that is something I admire so much about her! From Mellisa:

“Both of our children were conceived thru in-vitro fertilization. Our seven year old is biologically ours, but Jack Henry is an adopted embryo. We found out with further testing (while trying to add to our family) that scientifically speaking, our oldest shouldn’t be here. My eggs were never viable, and science can’t explain her. Although adoption was always something we were interested in, the desire to be pregnant was still so strong for me. So, we spoke with our doctors, and decided to adopt an embryo. Jack Henry was created from two amazing strangers, who selflessly donated so that we could grow our family. Although Jack is adopted, I was able to have the amazing experience of growing him inside my womb. What an incredible blessing. I felt him move, I heard his heart beat, and watched him grow.”

Levi is a special little guy…not only because he is my nephie-poo! He is the chillest baby, the greatest eater, and best of all he has an incredible mama. Seriously though, I was kind of a wreck after I had babies. Every time I have become crippled with anxiety that lingers about all these terrible things I read about on the internet…but Nina is not a worrier and she is just 100% JOY with this new mom thing and she is ROCKING it!

I got to spend a few days with him and see him in the hospital and really do a good combined studio and lifestyle session which is a combo I really just adore.

Love you Levi and I’m so glad I got to spend some of your first days with you!

Little Ellie is the smiliest, sweetest little girl EVER and she has a totally awesome family. This weekend we sat in the floor at grandma’s house (where they sometimes stay the night and grandma takes the night shift!!! AMAZING right?!) and had a fun night viewing their photos. I love this session because we got to showcase Ellie for the sweet baby she is AND as a very loved member of her family.

  1. Joy Lehmann said:

    I've had many photos taken of our girls and family over the years. Our experience with Leanne of Leanne Vice Photography ranks as my most pleasant experience of them all! Upon her arrival, we were all put at ease. She took the time to get acquainted and eased all into the photography experience. With great understanding, patience, and artistic talent, we now have priceless photos of our daughter's new family. Leanne captured the love and light in them all. I cannot recommend Leanne Vice Photography enough. Thank you, Leanne!

    August 5, 2015  9:29 pm
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  2. Chelsea said:

    It was a pleasure working with Leanne! She made us feel very comfortable. We thought she was very kind and professional. She definitely has a gift for photography! We liked the packages she offered and looked forward to hanging our photos in our new home!

    August 5, 2015  9:40 pm
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