There's an incredibly sweet story about this session that I've been wanting to share since before it even took place. When I was chatting with Mom before our session, she told me how certain nursery details are meaningful to her, like the "Ave Maria" sheet music and the violin. She and her sister grew up playing the violin, and once their arms were full grown, their nana bought them each their full-size violins. Then their nana also bought them each the smallest size violin, for when they had children. So the small violin seen here, is little Everly’s first violin and a special gift from her great-nana. During our session, Mom tried to play a melody for Miss Everly Nichole. It’s been a while since Mom has played, so her violin was a little out of tune, but it still seemed to make Everly smile. :) Mom said she used to play while she was pregnant, so perhaps little Everly enjoyed hearing the comforting sound again.
Some other details I loved about this session include the floral ribbon mobile hanging in the nursery, which was handmade by Mom. The white dress and shoes were actually Mom’s going home outfit when she was a baby. The shoes were a tad bit too small for Everly, but the dress fit perfectly and looked just darling as her going home outfit. And that adorable teddy bear is from Bears for Humanity, where the price you pay is for so much more than a toy. They donate a bear to a child in need for every purchase, and they employ women and men from underserved communities in the U.S. Another favorite of mine is Cuddle and Kind, where just one doll provides 10 meals to children in need. Buy two dolls and feed 30 children!