Turning One!

Turning One!!

This sweet little girl is turning one! Can you believe it! There is no better way than a first birthday cake smash session to celebrate this milestone event! I generally meet lots of cute little babies turning one for their cake smash photos but not many of them have had a story that has captured my heart like this one…

Lily was born to parents who unfortunately where unable to care for her. At birth she was placed with her maternal “Gramie.” In December just a couple months before Lily’s first birthday her Gramie was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Gramie knew that her days be few and wouldn’t be there to care for Lily. So she asked her oldest daughter Magee (Lily’s maternal Aunt) to care for Lily and become her mother. Tragically Lily’s grandmother passed away this January. Gramie’s last dying wish was for Lily to be placed in the loving home that she deserves with Magee. Working with the state to get custody has been a very long process since Magee lives in california but her and her fiancé can not wait to have Lily in their arms for good! Lily has been such a blessing in their lives. After Magee and her fiancé have struggled with fertility issues for many years and where unable to have children of their own this little miracle has given them hope to have the family that they have always wanted but never thought was possible. Lily is currently in the care of her other grandma Lucie who has been amazing helping raise her as well since birth. This little one is loved by so many already! It truly was such a beautiful session to be a part of! Thank you so much for sharing her story with me and everyone else. Magee I read a quote a while back and thought of you…

“However motherhood comes to you, It is a miracle” – Valerie Harper



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Marie Grantham Photography (702) 336-1609

2530 St. Rose Pkwy Suite #110 Henderson, Nv 89011 

(Located off of 215 & Pecos – Cross Streets Paseo Verde & St. Rose Pkwy)