Elijah : Newborn Celebration | McGowan Images Blog


Elijah : Newborn Celebration

Internet, meet Elijah.


This sweet baby was born into an amazing family on May 12th, and on May 21st, had surgery to correct a diaphragmatic hernia. It was a scary time for this little warrior, but he pulled through like the miracle we knew he was, and there’s nothing but blue skies and sunshine ahead now!

I got to spend some time last week with Eli, his sweet mama Hilary, and his precious big brother Asher. Brother wasn’t so interested in me at all, but at least watching “Cars” kept him from being too clingy during these newborn portraits! 🙂 Disney is just the most wonderful thing. 🙂


I love that you can see Elijah’s incision marks in this shot. It’s nothing to be ashamed of… those scars are evidence of his little life being saved!


Hilary & Cody, thank you for letting me snuggle on another of your handsome boys. We love all four of you!

  1. Hilary says:

    Wow! Chelsea, your work never ceases to amaze me… I will never be able to express how precious these images are to us and how grateful we are to you for capturing them. Looking at these sweet photos, you would never know all that our little boy had been through- the day we were scheduled to have out session ended up being the scariest day of our lives… I’m so happy that you fit us back in your schedule once we were home! You have been the one we called during each of our special moments: engagement, wedding, pregnancy, both new babies… And whether you like it or not we will keep calling! I am in LOVE with all of them!!! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!

  2. Vickie walker says:

    I agree with Hilary totally! These brought tears to this Marmie’s eyes. You have captured our precious miracle and I love them all. Thank you so much.

  3. BreAnn says:

    Ugh – I melted. He is so precious! Congrats, Hilary!

  4. ann says:

    absolutely prescious.

  5. Jen Basham says:

    Thanks for making me a hot sobbing mess this morning. Beautiful baby boy and beautiful pictures.

  6. Chelsea says:

    Ugh… I knew not to look at this at work! I am a total mess! What gorgeous photos. Amazing work!

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