Our summer of throwbacks continues this week with one of the most adorable boys to date: Mr. Finley Jay Ellis. Seriously, I could watch this boy’s daily videos for life! I was so honored to be a part of his Winnie Palmer Fresh 48 session this February!
I first met Finley’s mom, Madison, back in 2007, when my mom and I started getting our hair done by her mom, Karen. She went to high school with my brother and the two were on the swim team together. Madison was and is the sweetest, kindest soul around.
Madison met her husband, Rich, through a mutual friend. It was love at first sight! They had their first date on his fishing boat the majority of the day that turned into dinner and then ice cream after! Um, best day ever! The couple got married less than a year after that date. They just knew we were meant to be married! People thought they were crazy getting married so fast, but they didn’t care! Rich and Madison had the most GORGEOUS wedding in May of 2015. Our family was so honored to be in attendance!
Rich and Madison knew they wanted kids but just not right away. A couple months before they wanted to start trying, they both started making doctor appointments to make sure the health of their bodies were in good shape. Madison has a heart shaped uterus, and had multiple doctors tell her that it could be an issue for her to get pregnant, let alone carry a baby on her own for the whole 9 months. That didn’t discourage the couple. Rich and Madison prayed and asked God to take control of the situation. God answered their prayers VERY quickly. That brings us to sweet Finley Jay.
Madison asked me to be a part of Finley’s Winnie Palmer Fresh 48 session and I couldn’t have been more honored. I adored Madison’s family and had been watching her motherhood journey since day one!
Finley entered our world two weeks early on February 20, 2019 at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces, he was the cutest little bundle of joy! Madison was so excited to see Rich become a father and wanted to remember ever moment of this new season of life. Finley loves his new mom and dad and finds so much joy in leaving them presents. He has the most adorable little laugh and can make anyone smile. In the future, Madison and Rich would love to have another baby biologically and hopefully one day adopt a baby as well! We cannot wait to watch Mr. Finley grow every day and see where the world takes him! Take a peek into his first 48 hours of life with his Winnie Palmer Fresh 48 session!
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