I haven’t posted these pictures because I just didn’t know what to write. Katie and I had the opportunity to capture some pictures of this precious baby boy about an hour after he was removed from life support at Primary Children’s hospital. We were both feeling very scared…..how were we going to take this sweet baby from his parents arms so we could take some pictures of him, when they should be enjoying every second that they can with him? But we walked into the room, his parents put on a brave face and made us feel so at ease. So we got to work, positioning him gently, putting adorable hats on him, with everyone in the room watching quietly. Tears of sadness, tears of love. His grandparents, aunts and uncles there, watching and waiting. The feeling in the room is hard to describe.
And all the while they kept checking his breathing. It was heartbreaking. But we were there to capture as much as we could, knowing how much the pictures will mean to his mom and dad….forever. He was so perfect, it was hard to imagine that there was anything wrong with him.
It was late at night when we left, it was so cold outside and driving away from the hospital knowing how much people in those rooms are going through, we were incredibly sad for every family in there. But we were also honored that we were able to do this for them.
Benjamin passed away 3 days later. He had a very rare syndrome that the hospital has only seen 5 times in the last 20 years. They didn’t know he had it until he was born. Please say some prayers for his parents. He was their first baby.
I only had time to edit the feeding tube out of a few pictures. Katie has some with his mom and dad, she will be posting too when she gets back to town. She got some with Benjamin and his dad.