I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding at Garden Court last year and now it is with honor I share with you the beautiful maternity session with the Sansbury’s. Tess and John are certainly one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure to work with. Tess is spunky, stylish and also has a sweet and generous soul. John is a respectful, kind, witty and polite man. The two together are going to make incredible parents and it fills me with so much joy to see these two embarking on the journey of parenthood.

Tess & John have a long road ahead of them with their baby girl. Their baby has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), it is one of the most complex cardiac defects seen in the newborn and remains probably the most challenging to manage of all congenital heart defects. The heart’s left side has the job of pumping oxygenated blood into the aorta, the large artery that carries blood to the body. They are naming their baby girl, Hope. She will have to undergo a series of surgeries within the first 6 months of her life. Cincinnati Childrens hospital has done this kind of operation in the past and they have one of the top survival rates of any children’s hospital in the country for HLHS. They also have a surgeon that many in the pediatric heart community to be one of the best in the world – Tess and John are certainly staying positive and blown away by what an amazing resource they have with the Cincinnati children’s Hospital. Keep this sweet family in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and healthy delivery and road ahead for baby Hope.

In the words of Tess & John, “This maternity shoot meant so much to us – it meant to us that we got to take a few hours and let go of all the anxiety and worry and fear about her future and enjoy what a beautiful blessing this baby and your photos brought that to life for us – it really helped infuse more joy into these last few months.”

Flower Crown- Boston’s Floral

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