This month's photo challenge over at www.rocktheshotforum
is "LOVE". When I saw this, I knew I had the perfect photo to enter.
The photo above is one I took on Monday, February 13th, of Baby Otto and his mommy. I had the honor of photographing this precious 3 month old baby, who has Downs Syndrome, and was headed for a major heart surgery on February 16th, due to a congenital heart defect. You see, I have an 18 year old son who was born with half a heart and had his first heart surgery at 7.5 months, and his second at 2.5 years. I would have LOVED to have gotten professional photos taken of my son before he had a scar that couldn't be undone. So, I offered to do a photo shoot for this family, as a gift to them.
Baby Otto and his mommy are definitely in love with each other, and you can clearly see it in this photo. Funny thing is, we didn't plan any mommy and baby photos...this one just happened. I saw mommy loving on Otto, and I had to snap the picture!
By the way, Otto had his surgery and it was successful! He should be coming home any day now!
Thanks for looking, and God bless you!