a beautiful beginning: cash bernard

This post is very hard to write because this precious baby passed away around midnight the night he was born. It is impossible to understand why these things happen. It just seems so unfair & I can’t even begin to imagine the pain this family is going through…

Jacinda contacted me a few months ago about photographing her scheduled c-section. She and hubby Zach were so excited to have good pictures from this baby’s birth since they don’t have many of their other 2 son’s births. Plus the fact that this baby was quite a surprise and planned to be their last, they thought it even more fitting to have photos. Everything went according to plan on the morning of September 7th, and baby Cash Bernard was born sometime around 11am while his grandma, grandpa, and older brothers Colton & Caiden anxiously awaited his arrival in the waiting room. It was so touching to see everyone’s reaction to this tiny new life. Colton is 11 and Caiden is 6, so it has been quite awhile since this family had a baby in it and everyone was just bursting with joy. Caiden got to be the first brother to hold him and his face just lit up as you will see in the slideshow. Once Jacinda was moved to her post-partum room, the plan was to do a mini newborn session since I wouldn’t be able to get as many photos as we do during a traditional birth. I am so glad we did these photos! Even though the poor little guy wasn’t happy for most of them, at least the family has a couple nice photos of their sweet boy. My heart just aches for you guys and my thoughts & prayers are with you & your entire family.

Love, Kelly

Bridgette Barone - April 5, 2012 - 12:27 am

Jacinda, Thank you for finding the strength to share your story with me today. What beautiful images you have to remember Cash by.

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Melissa Parker - September 16, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Thank you for sharing the pictures of Cash. Please know that we love you all and that we are praying for you.

Mary Eshman - September 16, 2011 - 4:37 pm

All my love and prayers go out to Jacinda, Zach, Colton, Caden and their entire families! No words can express their loss except as the song plays no words in heaven we will hold each others hands until that day…
Love & Prayers, Sister-in-Christ, Mary
Thank You, Jacinda & Zach for sharing the Wonderful pictures of Cash and his memoery with us all :)

Tina - September 16, 2011 - 10:35 am

These pictures are so beautiful. What a great way to cherish those moments you did have with your precious little boy. Continued prayers for you and your family.

Terri - September 14, 2011 - 2:52 am

Precious Cash is my cousin’s baby and I was awed to find out that Jacinda & Zach had arranged for the photo session of his birth. As Luci said, it was definitely meant for you to be there. Although watching your slide show is bittersweet, the photographs are truly beautiful. They will be treasured forever – not only by Zach & Jacinda, but the rest of the family as well. I thank God that you were there for their angel’s time
on earth.

Darla - September 12, 2011 - 5:57 pm

God, please comfort Cash’s family in their loss of their beautiful boy. Bless Kelly, for sharing her remarkable gift with them; may her photos bring comfort and peace to Cash’s family. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Erin - September 12, 2011 - 5:01 pm

What beautiful pictures and beautiful baby boy! My heart aches for this family. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this diffucult time. I hope they can find some peace through these incredible pictures you captured.

Jessica Stewart - September 12, 2011 - 3:28 pm

Kelly, the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I cried the whole time. My heart aches for the family. They are all in my prayers as they go through this difficult and unimaginable time

trisha carle - September 12, 2011 - 2:44 pm

What a beautiful slideshow. I cried the whole way thru it. I’m praying for the family as they go thru this horrible time.

luci - September 12, 2011 - 2:21 pm

words can’t express how my heart aches for this family. I am so sorry. God knew you had to be there Kelly. I am so so sorry. My prayers are with the family as they grieve the loss of baby cash. Beautiful baby.

melanie - September 12, 2011 - 1:59 pm

i can’t even believe this happened. :(:( birth images are always an amazing thing to have, but these are now priceless. i pray that jacinda and zachary can eventually find some sort of peace. you guys will meet again in heaven and it will be a joyous reunion. there are so many praying for you, i hope you can feel the comfort of being lifted up in prayer. God be with your family…

Nicole K. - September 12, 2011 - 12:24 pm

My heart is breaking for Jacinda and Zachary today and has been everyday since I found out about their horrible loss. I am so glad that you were there to document their short time that they had with Baby Cash. Photography can change people’s lives and because of you, they will forever be able to see their baby at the most wonderful moments that they had him.

Andrew - September 12, 2011 - 3:53 am

Beautiful photographs… I love your photography and you inspire me with my photography… ;)

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