I photographed Colleen for her maternity portraits back in January 2019 for her first pregnancy. We shot at my home based studio in New York City. She wanted black and white pregnancy images with a Fashion touch to match her personality. The arrival of this little boy was not what she expected.
Little Adrian was born actually 7 weeks early. Colleen had a case of severe preeclampsia called HELLP syndrome which was life threatening and they had to do an emergency c-section.
Thankfully, the baby and her are safe now and doing fine! Baby Adrian had to stay in the NICU for a few weeks but he came home last Friday. When I learned the news I was so worried but soon after, relieved. I will leave these two rest for a little while, then capture their bond as a legacy on print paper. Adrian is a little fighter and he will love seeing portraits of himself and his mother as he gets older.
Ps: I received permission and encouragements from Collen to share her story to reassure other mothers that might go through this.