Torin { Sarah Booth Photography, Newborn Photographer, VIctoria BC }

Weeks before his due date, we made the usual plans to book his session during the first 5-8 days after birth. All seemed to be going to plan. But of course, as we all know, in the end we have no control over when babies decide to enter into the world. So, like many of my clients I received news of baby Torin’s arrival earlier than expected. The news of his arrival also came with an unexpected surprise, Torin was born with Down syndrome.

After a longer stay at the hospital, and what I am sure was a very overwhelming and emotional time for his parents, we decided to go ahead with his newborn session at 16 days new. The day of his session actually fell on Torin’s original due date and ended up being such a beautiful way to celebrate this wonderful new life!

This was my first time photographing a baby with Down syndrome, and I have to admit there was a little nervousness on my end. Any hesitation I may have had was put at ease the moment I had this precious baby boy in my arms. Handling him with extra care, I fell more in love with him with every pose we completed. He completely amazed me and did amazingly well throughout the entire session!  I can’t wait to witness the love he will bring to this world and the accomplishments he will make as he grows up.


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