November 16, 2017 ~ Titusville, FL ~ Newborn Session: Eugene Michael 

Ever since I’d 2nd shot their wedding, and taken family Christmas pictures for them, I’d longed for a baby to
fill the middle space for Sean & Patricia. Lives were busy and job weeks were full, and yet they waited and prayed,
cried, waited and prayed some more, and then one day….they were pregnant! I’ll admit, I screamed in joy. 😉

And then 3 weeks before his due date, little Gene arrived, weighing a whole 6lbs. 9 oz. SO tiny!

Watching Sean & Patricia rejoice over him, love him so deeply, cherish his preciousness, faces radiant….
it was incredibly sweet, and I love being able to share these newborn images with you! 

I have to jump in here to share a brief heart-moment.

This little baby boy?
He was named for his great granddaddy who died a few short weeks short of Gene’s arrival.
In honor of the great man he was, Sean & Patricia changed baby’s name to his granddaddy’s.
“Gene” for Eugene. “Michael” for his Daddy (Sean), and Granddaddy’s middle names. It fits him.

I took this picture watching him sleeping gently in the morning sun’s rays that filtered through the crib that
Gene’s Daddy’s Daddy made for his babies to sleep in (all 4 did), and that beautiful blue blanket that
Gene’s GrandMimi made for Sean cradling him so close. The blue blanket that made Gene’s Mama
burst into tears upon seeing it at the baby shower.

The best way I can describe images like this and the stories behind them is feeling “the fullness of full circle”
and the God Who is faithful to all the generations. This baby, so longed for, so waited for,
bearing his great granddaddy’s name, and swaddled up in the love of generations before him.
It’s enough to make an emotional photographer cry with the wonder of it all. 

(those baby bear pictures had Patricia and I just….gone. We were squealing and loving every single moment. LOVE)
Eugene Michael Lunceford, we’re so very glad you’re here. Congratulations, Sean & Patricia on the arrival of your son!