Prepare yourself for the longest, cutest, most touching blog to date. Krissy came to me a few weeks ago and asked me to help share a beautiful part of her life story: celebrating the life of her son, Hayden. Before sharing the amazing moments we captured I want to share their story.
A little over a year ago, Vernon lost a beautiful person. A son, a friend, a husband, and a soon to be father, Alex Buccieri. Like they say… only the good die young. Alex touched so many hearts and served his country in the US Marines. Just prior to being discharged, Alex passed away from a fatal motorcycle accident. The result was unbearable to so many people in Alex’s life, but alas, they were then given a sweet sweet Angel three months later when Krissy and Alex’s son Hayden Alexander Anthony was born. I can tell from being around Krissy and Hayden that this little boy has brought life and a beautiful light back into so many people’s lives.
On September 14th, (this Saturday!) Krissy, friends, and family of Alex will be hosting “Beers for Buch” at the Vernon Inn as a celebration of his life. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, Semper Fi Fund and the Fisher House Fund. The event will be held from 12-6.
If you would like to attend this event you can contact Krissy for any information or donations.
All Hayden wanted to do was run around the maze… it’s a wonder how much kids love to run once they learn to walk! Hayden seriously wanted to be left alone to run on his own and got quite upset he had to be carried until we saw this AMAZING PUPPY!!! Look at those eyes!! This pup cheered Hayden right up! It has been my dream to shoot in a sunflower field again. Those that know me know that I am absolutely obsessed with sunflowers and I’ve been dying to shoot in the field ever since my first EVER portrait session about 6 years ago. Way before my days of owning a business.
And then they decided to be super cool and put on some shades 😉
Krissy had contacted me to do this session in the sunflower field because her engagement pictures with Alex were here a few years back. It was so important to remember and celebrate him and make this session come full circle so we incorporated his dog tags into the session. Some of the most special pictures I’ve ever taken.
I seriously believe he is the cutest boy to ever exist. LOOK AT THAT SMILE. Doesn’t it just make you want to cry of happiness? Hayden you are so loved.
Alex– you are dearly missed by so many. Your family, friends, wife and your son gained such a wonderful angel. I hope heaven has a good view.
Krissy and Hayden. Your strength and courage amaze me. I hope you always find beauty in life and always remember to celebrate what was had rather than mourn what was lost. I am so honored to capture these memories for you and hope this will be the beginning of a lasting friendship. Thank you for letting me into your life to tell your story. You’re both beautiful.
As a thank you to his services, all print products of this session will be 25% today, September 11th between 8AM and 8PM using the coupon code LAURALEE25. To order: use the link http://yourstory.imlauralee.com/krissyandhayden/ click on the pictures you would like to purchase and it will direct you to the store to select size, quantity etc. and ship right to your house! Don’t forget your coupon code!
And on that note, thank you to all who serve/have served our country. I will never ever forget where I was, who I was with and what I felt this day 13 years ago. Stand together, never forget.
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