Newborn Photoshoot Captures Twins' Final Moments Together Before One Passed Away
Sometimes an unforgettable memory seems worthy of the heartbreak that comes with it, especially for the couple Matthew and Lyndsay Brentlinger who had been trying for several years to have a baby.
On December 17, 2016, their wish finally came true when Lyndsay gave birth to twins William and Reagan. But the couple knew their time was likely to be short with their newborns.
William had a variety of abnormalities at birth, and the left side of his heart was not working.
Doctors told Lyndsay that her son would be still-born. Their son survived the birth and remained with his new family for 11 days before tragically passing away.
"They were the happiest 11 days of my life," said Matthew.
To make the most of their short time together, a friend of the family got in touch with a professional photographer, who agreed to do a touching photoshoot of Lyndsay's newborn twins just before Christmas.
"Pictures are just memories," said Brown. "I know how much people cherish them, so I was glad I was able to do that for them."
"I cried the first time when I looked at them. I still cry sometimes," said Lyndsay.
"They are beautiful. In some of them, you can see he is wide awake with his big beautiful eyes. It's something we will definitely cherish."