Meet Bella, a five year old who is rocking that extra chromosome like a boss.
Some words from Bella’s Parents:
It was late February 2013, about 2 weeks after my amniocentesis, and I had just received the call–the one that would change my life, my family’s life, forever. I was flooded with just about every emotion you can imagine, but after a week or so, said, “Ok God, I’m ready, let’s do this!” I started reading books and online articles–whatever I could do to prepare for the big day. But when that big day came, the reality of it all hit hard. I thought, “How am I going to do this?” Then, suddenly, she was here–our little 9lb, 6oz beauty! I had always loved the name Isabella because I really wanted to call my little girl Bella. But my husband pointed out how popular the name Isabella had become. So while I lay patiently (after my epidural ;o) awaiting her arrival, I scribbled some other options on the back of an envelope. And the winner was Maribella. Her sisters, Alexandra & Seraphina, were so excited to welcome her home. She’s been smothered in love ever since. Not a day goes by that Bella doesn’t do something that amazes us or makes us laugh. I am constantly showing people pictures or videos of Bella because she is such a “light”. How truly blessed we are to have her in our lives. I am so proud & lucky to be her Mama❤
Oh, the places you will go, Bella!
It was a pleasure to do a special photo session with some kiddos from Western New York who have Down syndrome for the third year in a row. I am hoping to spread awareness locally on messages of acceptance and beauty to individuals with Down Syndrome.
Our local news station aired the story last year to shine a beautiful light on our photo shoot experience. You can watch the story here.
BETHANY CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A TRUSTED AND EXPERIENCED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN ROCHESTER NY THAT CREATES CUSTOM NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY, BABY PHOTOGRAPHY, CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCES FOR CLIENTS ALL ACROSS THE AREA. BETHANY CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY CURRENTLY SERVES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING NEW YORK AREAS: ROCHESTER, WEBSTER, PENFIELD, PITTSFORD, BRIGHTON, PERINTON, FAIRPORT, HENRIETTA, SPENCERPORT, GATES, CHILI, IRONDEQUOIT, GREECE, CHURCHVILLE, MENDON.
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