Meet Casey, aka Slugger. Don’t let her sweet face fool you- she’s a fighter.
At three months old, Casey (nicknamed Slugger in utero by her daddy) isn’t technically a newborn. She (along with her sisters) was born at 26 weeks gestation, weighing only 2lbs 4oz. You can read the story of her journey here.
Casey was just three days away from her due date when I photographed her, and had grown to an impressive 7.5lbs! Her cheeks were positively chubby and oh so kissable.
Every baby I work with is a perfect little miracle, but the preemies always steal my heart.
The day was cool and overcast, so we wrapped Casey up snugly for some pictures outside underneath the mango tree.
I was honored to capture Casey in her first days home, and I wish her and her family all the best! May she continue to grow healthy and strong, and always be surrounded by the love of her family and friends.
November is Prematurity Awareness month. Visit the March of Dimes web site to learn more about preventing prematurity and how you can help babies like Casey.