Once kids come into your life, it’s hard to imagine your life without them. When Amanda and John first met, they never really imagined themselves as parents. Having their own children was the last thing on their ‘to do’ list. Amanda was terrified of all the medical procedures that accompany childbirth. If needles were involved, she was out. It was just not for her.
Until after 3 years of marriage and suddenly the desire to have a baby started taking seed. Then that seed began to take root. Thus begin the Robinson’s 4 ½ year journey to the joy you see before them now.
Joel and Jadon are the reward of a long fought struggle to have a baby. Sometimes that struggle ends in double blessing! Dr. Melissa Esposito, at Shady Grove, worked with the Robinsons for years. The woman who hates medical procedures found herself at the receiving end of more of them than she ever imaged in her life!
Amanda could not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Esposito. She credits her persistence and expertise as the reason she is a mother today.
The coolest part about stepping into a family’s life as a lifestyle portrait photographer, is you become a part of the great story God is weaving into their life. I got to see first hand the triumph John and Amanda having come through their fertility struggle together. They are as adorable together as Joel and Jadon!
Today Amanda and John’s heart is wrapped so tightly around these little boys, the years of struggle to get to this point seem like a distant past. Amanda’s elementary school background is evident in her little activity centers she tries to put in place for the boys. The twins’ genetic code as boys is evident in their love of turning everything upside down and constant wrestling of each other.
Amanda and John are preparing for the celebration that will be the twin’s first birthday party March 2nd. Along with many other loved ones, there will be 3 other sets of twins there. These were all connections the Robinson’s made from their years at Shady Grove. What a joyful and boisterous celebration it will be!
Joel and Jadon---stepping into your life to mark your first birthday in a lifestyle portrait session was a delight. It was like stepping back into my life 8 ½ years ago when my twins were your age. Further confirmation to me that in parenting the days at times will feel eternal, but the years will always fly by. I recognized the deep love in your momma and daddy’s eyes and the tiredness that comes with trying to keep up with multiples.
Your wide eyed wonder, your giggles, your adoration of momma and daddy---all treasures we have captured for you to look back upon and know how much you were loved!