The Tiny Footprints Project is a large group of dedicated photographers all over North America who volunteer to take photos of pre-mature babies while they are still in the neo-natal intensive care unit. I am proud to say that I am part of this fabulous group as well, and all these babies and their families are so very precious to me.
If you are interested in booking a session with The Tiny Footprints Project, you are more than welcome to take a look at their official website and contact them from there.
Little Arianna-Lynn was my first baby at TTFP.
I was very nervous, because although I am a mother of two I had never met a pre-mature baby before, but as soon as I stepped into the tiny room I realized that I did not have to be nervous at all. Both Arianna-Lynn and her parents were so sweet and gentle and her parents were so filled with wonder over this little miracle. That is something that I have met over and over again, this gentleness and wonder and so much love.
Lily Dawn was my second TTFP baby and with her I learned that these necklaces are very special indeed. Every little bead is tread onto the necklace as a mark of every single treatment she has gone through, mostly surgeries. This made me feel even more wonder of how much strength these little babies have and how much they can endure and how strong their will to live is.
I had the honour to meet little Remi in mid-August and he is by far the tiniest little baby I have met. This photo is clearly one of my favourites from this session because you can see how big his daddy's hands are as they gently caresses him, and yet Remi is so awake and aware of what's going on around him. I found this little baby concentrating on the camera almost every time he opened his eyes. All these babies are so amazing. I wish that I could with my words make people feel what a miracle they all are.