God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. 
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered “Come with me.” 
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. 
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. 
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain, 
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.

One year ago yesterday, on a blessed Thanksgiving day, baby Jayden went to be held in the arms of Jesus.  Eight days before then, I was called to one of the most unforgettable sessions of my career.  Baby Jayden was born with Hydraencephaly and was given only days to live.

I will never forget this sweet, beautiful boy and the joy he brought to everyone who took care of him at the Hospice house The joy he brought to me in the short amount of time I was with him is still indescribable.  Though I knew he was going home to the Lord soon, he was so full of life and filled with spunk while I was photographing him. Even his nurses were amazed and somehow there was peace.  He was kicking his little legs in excitement and I promise you, we all saw a few precious smiles and he made eye contact several times. I knew he was happy for that moment.  Truly this was a difficult session to edit as he passed away just days after I took these. But I am so very thankful for the opportunity to capture this special time for his sweet mommy and family.

 

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Jayden, you will never be forgotten! You were made perfectly, in His image!

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. – 1 Peter 5:10-11

 

**Special THANK YOU to my dear friend Stephanie for her assistance (and a shoulder) during this session, and also for capturing the priceless video above. And THANK YOU to my friend Kelly for recommending me to photograph this amazing little blessing! I can’t thank you enough my friends!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and I for one am thankful for brand new babies! The joy they bring is immeasurable!

So I am offering a FREE $100 Gift Card to those who book a Belly to Baby Session this week!

 

*Free $100 GC can not be used toward session fee or $200 minimum order. Can not combine with Gift Card Special. Free gift card must be used toward additional prints/products after minimum order is filled. Deal expires Sunday Nov 30th at Midnight.  GCs Expire 1 yr from date of purchase. 

 

AND due to the many requests, I will also be offering a B1G1 Gift Card special for Black Friday once again this year!

***B1G1 Gift Card special for Black Friday will be available for purchase on my website starting at midnight on Friday!

Gift cards in the amounts of $50 up to $200 may be purchased and a free gift card in that amount will also be sent to you.  Please make sure your mailing address is correct in the paypal check out. Gift Cards must be used within 1 year of purchase.  

Maximum of 20 B1G1 GCs will be sold! When they are gone, they are gone!

**Clients have first chance to purchase and may do so anytime before the sale starts on Friday.

Purchase your gift cards here: http://nikkipainterphotography.bigcartel.com

Thank you!

 



				
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