The two shoots I had with this family have a very special place in my heart. I get attached to all of my clients and their newborns, but this one was extra emotional. I’ve known the Vosmeiers since before they were married, and have seen them grow in to an amazingly strong family of four. Chris, Angie and Jackson have been praying and waiting for their little lady for a long time, and when they finally found out they were expecting her, they also had to process the fact that she would be born while Chris was on his third deployment. They were blessed to have Chris home when Ava Elizabeth was born on Thursday, but he had to return to his base that Saturday night. Since then, he has been officially deployed, and I feel incredibly honored to not only consider this family part of my own, but to have also captured such an emotional and beautiful time in their lives. We were able to catch some amazing moments with Dad in the hospital, and then big brother Jackson took over as man of the house for our studio shoot. Miss Ava has the same ginger hair as the Vosmeier men, but I can already tell she has been gifted her Mama’s strength as well as her own wonderful personality.