beautiful, smiling down syndrome baby

I have the honor of photographing sweet little Chloe when she was just a few days old. Chloe surprised her parents by being born with an extra chromosome, or, Down Syndrome. She was born at the birth center but was quickly transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital when it was clear she was struggling. 

Chloe’s parents invited me to come to take photos of Chloe, and I gladly accepted. Chloe was an absolute doll and I was honored to capture the family’s first family photos together. Chloe and her Daddy. Chloe was born with Down syndrome

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing her for her first birthday. Can you believe how she’s grown? Can you believe how gorgeous she is?

She has a headful of hair that made me jealous. I tend to make very bald babies. Chloe has a smile to light up the room (or in this case, the yard). 

beautiful down syndrome baby Chloe was born with Down syndrome. Bellingham photographer. family photo outtake

Sometimes it takes an outtake like this ^^^ to get a beautiful image like this ^^^Chloe and her daddy. Chloe was born with Down syndrome  mom dad and baby with down syndrome

Chloe is so clearly loved, cherished, and adored by her family. I believe she is going to do big things in this world. beautiful, smiling baby with Down syndrome

Dream big, Chloe! May your days be happy and your future bright.