As many of you already know, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. 1 in 4 women carry the burden of this kind of loss; the only kind of loss that does not have a title to even call it. In honor of this month, I would like to introduce to you Joshua and Amanda Bitterman and their beloved daughter, Charlie Mae.
Charlie Mae was born still February 11th, 2018. The following is her mother's writings through the pregnancy and after, along with pictures from her birth. Please be advised that their story and images may trigger deep emotions for some and care needs to be taken in the viewing and sharing of this blog.
Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be a mother...
One of the greatest privileges I have had through my career has been the families that I have been made a part of through friendship. This family has been one of those. They have also forever impacted my life.
Over the years, I have seen many memes shared about why professional photography is so important. There are memes, and then there is real life. I will never forget the day. Not long after I did their family pictures, they tragically lost one of their family members. I was so thankful to have been able to capture memories of this family while they could all be together one last time. It has been a reminder of why I am really doing what I am doing.