Every child has a story, but every story is vastly different. For Baybeblue, her story consists of a lot more mountains to overcome than most children, but you would never know that by looking at her beautiful face.
Baybeblue has a rare genetic disorder called CDKL5. The genetic anomaly was first identified in 2004 and causes seizures within the first two years of a child's life. She also battles Cerebral Palsy, Osteopenia (a condition that includes bone loss), and Epilepsy. Needless to say, this sweet girl fights an absolutely amazing fight on a day to day basis.
When we first began speaking to Baybeblue's mother, Cynthia, she told us that Blue loves unicorns and all things girlie. We immediately got to work to put together this session for a girl that so deserves it! Kim from Oregon Dream Ponies came out with her own personal pint-sized unicorns and helped to truly bring the magic to our studio.
As we spoke with Cynthia during planning to get to know her amazing daughter a bit more, she mentioned that Blue has a best friend named Maddie. Maddie is a very inspirational young lady that the world could learn a lot from. Maddie has no disabilities of her own, and she looks past all of Blue's limitations and simply loves her just the way that she is.
Blue's story is one of struggles that no one should have to face, but through it all this sweet young lady handles it with extreme poise and grace!
When a hero is born, their powers are not always something that are immediately obvious. For 7 year old James, his super hero strength was revealed once his long battle began.
From a young age, James has had to fight harder than most children. The struggles he has gone through are something that no child should need to face, but you would never know that by looking him. This firecracker of a little guy has an infectious smile that could make the palace guards in London chuckle.
Of course, behind every super hero lies a strong mentor. Aurora, James' mother, is the epitome of what a hero should be. Strong, beautiful, and fearless, Aurora faces every battle right alongside her little boy and conquers it. It was obvious that for their Inspire session, she was destined to be Wonder Woman.
Throughout the session, James' infectious laugh filled the studio space. He had an absolute blast being Ironman, and Mom had a great time as well! For a few hours, they got to escape their reality of constant hospital and doctors visits and just had a great time being together.
We had an amazing time with these two real life super heroes and were honored to be a part of a few hours of their lives.
Photography: Kylie and Halsey
Hair and Makeup: Tiffany