Category Archives: Updates

To the mother who is considering aborting her baby with spina bifida

Over four years ago when we considered giving up on our son Chance’s life, I wrote openly about the emotions and decisions we were faced with. In part it helped me cope but I also did so for support. Instead, majority of the responses lead an attack that helped me realize just how touchy of […]

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What this wheelchair means

My dearest Chance Matthew, This week you got your first wheelchair. I write you as I am still coping with the thoughts of what this means for you and for our family. In the past few months we have struggled with this decision – to give in and request a wheelchair for you. Before you were […]

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May 29, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Amory Anderson - So beautifully said.
Couldn’t agree more!
Been there, too, mama :)

May 29, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Susie - Don’t ever give up parents!!!! I am 52 years old and I use a wheelchair. I was born with myelomingocele. She can do this!!!!! YOU can too!!!!!! :)!!!!! Using a wheelchair is not a death sentence but freedom!!!!! God gave us this. NOONE knows why, but it is doable!!! YOU ARE all in my prayers.

May 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Kristen Gilbert - This so where we are at right now with our 3 year old Nathan. The struggles and amount of work put into learning to walk is something many do not understand. I so feel every word you wrote. I have felt all of those same feelings. Thanks for posting!

Kennedy: Another spina bifida miracle

Nearly 3 years ago I knew spina bifida was about to change my life, but I didn’t quite realize just how much of an impact it would make…not just on my and my family’s lives but on the lives of so many others. This silly little idea to capture moments with other families affected by […]

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January 30, 2014 - 9:44 am

Matt - Amanda, what a talented photographer you are. Of course, you’re only as good as the subject :) What wonderful shots you got of some of my favorite people in the world. And such a beautiful girl who is lucky to have such great parents! Love this!

February 5, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Eve Collins - Did she have spina bifida?

February 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Eve - Kennedy is SOOO cute????

February 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Eve - I meant to put Kennedy is SOOOO cute!!!!!!????

February 6, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Eve - Kennedy is SOOOOO cute!!!!! Is what I meant to put.

February 6, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Bailey - What a great photographer you are Amanda! Love thoe pictures of Kennedy!

Newborn twins: Rebecca & Sarah

Recently I spent a little time with newborn twins, Rebecca and Sarah. I’ve photographed a handful of twins over the last five years but these two precious babies were the first identical twins. They were super sweet and tiny, only 4 & 5 lbs, so we had fun capturing a few of their newborn moments. […]

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Moments with the Sandstrom family

I’m so excited to finally share a few of the moments shared in a recent session with the Sandstrom’s. You may recall Sara & John as I’ve photographed their two youngest children when they were newborns. I swear it seems like just yesterday when their babies were itty bitty babies…they’re all growing so fast and […]

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