There are those times that bring you back to earth, and a recent moment for me was experiencing the emotions throughout Hayden & Sarah’s couple session.
I’m so thankful for people that trust me to document even the hardest times, but this session was life-altering to watch. Hayden & Sarah drove all the way from Stillwater to meet me at Chandler Park in Tulsa for their beautiful sunset sesh – but the purpose behind these photos were stronger than anything I could put into words.
I received an inquiry from Sarah with the heartbreaking message that they had a miscarriage, and they would like to do a memorial session for their baby boy. I could never translate how painful the news was for this strong couple to initially hear, but I can say I experienced how truly transforming this day was while I captured the memorial take place. The session was set for Baby Grant’s due date, and after taking fun & intimate photos, Hayden & Sarah wanted to remember their sweet babe with light & love by bringing precious items in recognition of Grant. Hayden & Sarah lit a candle and read from Sarah’s poem journal – speaking over their son & the life he would’ve lived. Hayden took Sarah in his arms as they took a minute to grieve over their loss. When Sarah broke into tears, I could feel tears welling up in my eyes behind the camera. It was an essential moment to healing, and these photos speak so many volumes to the love they have for each other and their baby.
Hayden & Sarah – thank you for trusting me to document something so real and honest. I feel honored that you’ll keep these photos as a memory of Grant and the love you share. Thank you for letting me into your healing process. I have been inspired by your strength and vulnerability.
Hayden & Sarah | Couple Session
Photographer | Jordan Taylor Photography
Location | Chandler Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma
“Words are not sufficient enough to express my gratitude towards Jordan Taylor. She has such an amazing spirit and pours her passion into every single one of her photos Not only is she down to earth, goofy, and pure in heart, she truly has a gift. Her attention to detail is flawless, and she made our experience feel so wonderful . Our family unfortunately lost our first baby and we experienced a miscarriage earlier last year, Jordan documented one of the hardest days of our lives.. what would have been our due date. If you are looking to document any important date in your life Jordan Taylor Photography is the only way to go! She made our memorial session so heartwarming and sentimental these pictures will be something we cherish for the rest of our lives.“Hayden