Maternity Photos

Late last week the Smiths had some beautiful maternity portraits taken of Angie and the family. The photos were taken by their friend Tom Uchida of Uchida Photography.

Below is one of their favorites. As you can see Tom is an AMAZING photographer. Please visit the Uchida website and click on Audrey Caroline Maternity to see more pictures of Angie, Todd and their sweet girls. You are going to LOVE them.


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  • amanda

    Those are BEAUTIFUL pics! Oh my goodness…precious!
    Thank you for sharing those. Praying for you today…

  • sarah

    Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Alice

    Those are gorgeous. What a treasure! My personal favorite is #13–with all the family’s hands on Audrey. I’ve been praying for all of you today.

  • The Baby Makes 4

    Wow! What an absolute treasure!

  • Alycia

    Just beautiful!! My prayers continue for you today….

  • the rye family

    beautiful! :)

  • KELLY

    Wow, they’re all so beautiful (the pics and the family!) I know you’ll treasure those in the days and years to come. Sweet Audrey will live on. God bless you and we continue to pray for your family through these next tough days and weeks!

  • Sunny

    Beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful, gorgeous…what a blessing to have for years to come!
    Thank you! Been praying for you…guess I echo so many others!

  • Melanie

    Absolutely beautiful. Each one resonates with such feeling on both sides of the camera. Praying for you all.

  • Anonymous

    Those are the most amazing and beautiful photos… what a blessing to have those to look back on! Your family is gorgeous!
    Katie

  • Megan L Hutchings

    Thank you for sharing! THESE PICS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL…SO TOUCHING!

  • Mila in PA

    What beautiful images…. such a treasure for you to have. Many thoughts and prayers for you all…. Thanks you for sharing the lovely photos.

  • Kelly

    The pictures are beautiful – what a gorgeous family. I know you will treasure those pictures forever!

  • kristy mae

    Beautiful photos. I love the one with all of their hands on the baby bump.
    Continuing to pray for you all.

  • karen44

    Beautiful! I love the hands-on-belly photo at Uchida’s site. He’s got a great eye for beautifully different.
    -karen l.

  • Hollie

    Amazing pictures! What a beautiful family you have!

    Praying without ceasing!

  • Kathy

    beautiful photos, what a treasure to have! I love the one of all the little hands over Mama’s belly. =)

  • murray

    Thank you for sharing. We lost our little boy Elias this last summer. Our story and his story is so similar to yours and Audrey’s. Elias made it to term, but his lungs didn’t develop and he only lived a day. But we were so grateful for the time we got to be with him; for being able to have his sister meet him; for being able to hold him at the end. We treasure the photos we have of him. The photos were taken by a photographer from the non-profit group nowilaymedowntosleep.org, which is a heaven sent group if there ever was one.
    And like you, our faith has been such an enormous help. May God continue to watch over you and your family.

  • CrownLaidDown

    Wow…wow. Continuing in prayer for each of you. May His blessings fall upon you in a flood.

  • Anonymous

    Angie,

    WOW! Your photos are simply GORGEOUS! God sure has a way of making beautiful people. What a treasure these pictures will always be. Praying for your physical pain relief today & healing for you all. He really has a gift for photography! Rose in Nashville.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous pictures. What a blessing. She was an angel in the womb and now an angel in heaven. god bless your family and precious Audrey.

    Cindy
    Virginia

  • Q’s NEWS

    Oh wow – I love the pictures! The most precious I think is the one with everyone’s hands on Angie’s tummy. That is so sweet!!

    Still praying for peace in this overwhelming situation!

    Love from WV,
    Susan

  • Anonymous

    What stunning pictures. What a constant reminder that Audrey did live… Her beauty shines through even while in utero.
    Thanks for sharing such tender moments with your readers!!!
    Prayers for your family will continue.

  • Sarah

    What phenomenal photos!

    I was directed here to your blog by a friend. I am simply without words. My grief is deep for you and your family, even though we’ve never met. There is now someone else, joining in prayer with you guys, from way up in Canada. I have to say, too, that your eloquence, depth, honesty, and even humour have impacted me. You are truly giving glory to God and it has blessed us all.

    Thank you for sharing your journey. And your girls.

    Grace & peace,
    Sarah

  • The Shulls

    Those pics are AWESOME!! I love all of them… what a beautiful treasure for them..

    We keep you in our prayers…

    Love,
    The Shulls

  • Broeker Family

    Oh My Goodness!!!! They are so beautiful!! Priceless !!

  • Debra from Texas

    Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful family! I love you guys! God Bless you! You are in my prayers!

  • Carrie

    Those are the most beautiful maternity pics I’ve ever seen. I’ve been praying for you guys today.

  • Erika

    What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!

  • Maria

    Beautiful!!! Prayers and hugs from a sister in Christ in Minneapolis.

  • Kids Special Needs

    I found you here thru my buddy Suz. I am moved and touched by your blog. I am so sorry you are going thru the largest pain life holds. We too lost a daughter. We held her for two days.

    We have three boys, and they never met or held their sister (our little girl was our 4th child). That has been hard on them. We share photos. Each and every one is a treasure beyond words. We talk about their sister. When we were with our little girl, we did share pics of the boys with her, so they could be around her. I have photos of that, and it touches my heart. I feel they brought her happiness, even though she could not have understood.

    I was moved to tears to see the photo albums you have for your daughters. I too have albums for each child. We lost our little girl in 2006. It’s only been this year that I was able to start a scrapbook of her. A final place of honor for her.

    I was dreading the scrapping workshop this weekend, as it’s hard to scrap our daughters photos. And people never know what to say, or quite what to say. It still brings me to tears. I’ve been battling depression. Serious depression, and I don’t even know how to talk about it with anyone.

    Thank you for your blog. It’s given me the strength to go meet with a girlfriend tonight.

    Anyway, enough about me. This is your blog, not mine ;o)

    Bless you, may God keep you, and thank you for your blog. We too felt like the story of Abraham and he having to almost sacrifice our child. Now we know God is watching over our angel. We will all be reunited one day in Heaven.

    Jeremiah 29:11 & Isaiah 41:10 have gotten me thru some really hard times. After losing a child, I’ve realized I can make it thru anything. We have survived the greatest grief a parent can endure. I hope God uses us to better something or someone thru this experience.

    I’m so glad you have all the photos of Audrey. I know I treasure the photos we have of us with our daughter. All things considered, holding her two days was a blessing and a miracle. We had an incredibly long and difficult journey to her in and of itself. The two days we held her were two of the happiest days of our lives. That and the days our boys were born. We have photos of her up in our home. We are thankful for those photos.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Two blessings from above

    PRICELESS! Those are beautiful!!
    I think my favorite is #7, the whole family standing.
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Lissette

    What gorgeous photos! God bless you all!

  • Kimmer

    beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tara

    Those are breathtaking photos! Absolutely beautiful.

  • Astraea

    Breathtaking…

  • Bickers Family

    Beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe them! They are so sweet and perfect in every way. What a great way to remember little Audrey! My favorite is the belly shot with all the hands! So pretty!

  • surfmomma4

    Those photos capture the beautiful family that they are. The Father’s light is truly shining on them. They will treasure these all the days of their lives. Still holding them in prayer..God Bless
    Susan

  • Sarah

    Beautiful photos! Wish I had a friend this talented in photography! Blessings to you Angie, and your family, as you prepare to say, “see you later” to your precious Audrey. We know you won’t stop needing prayer after the memorial service on Sunday, in fact that’s when you’ll need it the most.
    Love, Sarah and Travis

  • Darlene R.

    Just beautiful, Todd and Angie.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful pictures. What precious memories. Your family is in our prayers!

  • Kim

    These are incredibly beautiful-priceless.
    I ran across your blog today from Emily Cassetty’s blog. Praying for your family as you go through this unimaginable time.
    Kim

  • CPT Mom

    Those are gorgeous.

    I am so glad for your family that you will have them to treasure.

  • The Bristow School

    Those a so precious and beautiful!! Prayers continuing for you today.

  • Laurie

    The pictures are beautiful. What a precious collection of memories. I am praying for you two and your girls to get through this valley together and stronger than ever in the Lord. Audrey has touched my heart so deep. I pray that the days ahead will be gentle for you as you catch your breath and take in all that has happened. May the Lord bless and keep you in His heart.

    Laurie in Ca.

  • Harris Family

    What a beautiful family. The pictures are simply stunning. Still praying!

  • Anonymous

    How precious. Like you’ve all been kissed by an angel.

    Praying for you in Virgina….

    Becky Cain

  • MBKimmy

    Praying for all of you – so glad you got your time with her!
    The Photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to being part of your blog life!

  • Anonymous

    How gracious you are to share these with us. How beautiful!
    The one of everyone putting hands on audrey was absolutly gorgious.
    This photoplace is very ccol.

  • Adrienne and Jim

    What gorgeous pictures. They brought me to tears. You look absolutely beautiful and radiant, Angie. What a beautiful family you have :) Thank you SO much for sharing these with us.

  • Amy

    Absolutely beautiful photos! I’m so glad they were able to do this and have that family picture taken. So lovely!

  • The Kahler Family

    You have a beautiful family. The pictures show the great love that you have for each other, and Audrey.
    I’m still praying for you.
    Angie

  • Liz

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them!

  • Marin

    Those are sooo beautiful, every single one. I have two favorites, the family favorite and all the hands on Audrey one :)

  • Tiffany

    Oh, your family is so precious, adorable, sweet. I could go on.
    Your girls make me smile.

    You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers since I first learned of your family…just 5 days ago.

    Blessings to you all.

  • Laura Smith

    What a treasure!

  • Tina Vega

    Wow, the photos are breathtakingly beautiful…

  • Keryn

    I was directed to your website from Kathryn Lopez of National Review Online. My heart is full (and so are my eyes to overflowing) at the sweet and beautiful life that you share here in your blog. I so admire your faith and dedication to the Lord. Your four daughters are beautiful and I know that you will be with your precious Audrey again.

  • Diane

    The photos are incredible. Thanks for sharing. As I’ve caught up on the last few days tonight, I’ve just been bawling my eyes out. You will be in my husband and mine’s prayers. Count on it. :)

    Much love.

  • Honea Household

    Oh, they are beautiful! I love them! Angie, you look radiant, and so does Todd. And the girls did so good! You are on my mind constantly.

  • Marla Taviano

    Wow. Wow. Wow.
    Praying for your family.

  • Anonymous

    I have just found your blog today.
    I just wanted to let you know that your dedication to our Lord has inspired me.
    I will be praying for you all the way from Australia. I pray that the Lord grants you peace, strength, hope, continued faith and many blessings.
    May you hold fast to the beautiful moments you spent with Audrey.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Em
    Australia

  • Laura

    He did do a fabulous job. Those are really beautiful pictures-what a treasure.
    Praying for you.

  • boltefamily

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jenn @ Munchkin Land

    Oh my goodness… what a beautiful family! Those pictures will be a gift in the years to come. Simply priceless…

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful memory…… you can always look at these pictures and know that she was there…. present with you… probably smiling too.
    May the Lord continue to hold you in his wonderful hands.
    in my prayers and thought…..
    Judy

  • PetiteCheri

    You guys are beautiful! My heart is just breaking that sweet Audrey’s face is not in this as well. Love and prayer to you all!

  • Anonymous

    I just stumbled across your blog as I was looking things up online the other day. I didn’t know about your struggle until mere days before audrey went to be with Jesus. I couldn’t believe it when I was reading the news tonight and tears came down my face…me who knew nothing of this until a few days ago…but I know this was God’s mercy on her and that his peace can sustain you all. I am so ministered to by your constant trust in and reliance on God throughout this whole ordeal…Audrey couldn’t be in a better place.

  • Amanda

    Those photos are so gorgeous. I know you will treasure them always. Your family is so beautiful. I’m praying for you.

    Amanda

  • Bea

    I wanted to say I’m sorry for the passing of your girl. I know it was expected, but I imagine it was still hard. I am glad that you were able to find the wisdom to know the right choice for your family. Although you will no doubt always be aware of the loss, from your blog it seems you will never regret your decisions.

    Bea

  • Bridget =)

    They are so stunning. Thank you for sharing them!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow…what beautiful maternity pictures. What wonderful memories they will have from those. Precious.

    Krista

  • Marlee Belle

    So much beauty portrayed in those photos! What a great part of Audrey’s legacy!

  • Amy

    What beautiful photos… and such a treasure! I am praying for all of you.

  • Janna

    WOW, that is so sweet. What a beautiful way to honor and remember Audrey. God bless them! My heart continues to ache for their loss… but rejoice for their joy that sweet little Audrey is in heaven.

  • Kim

    Just BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing your most valuable precious pictures with us. I am so glad that you got the photo shot of everyone’s hand on Audrey in the womb. I loved all of them!
    I’ve been praying that your stay in the hospital hasn’t been to hard. Nothings better than being home with your family.
    I will continue to lift your family up to the Lord.
    Continually praying,
    Kim Medlin

  • fran h

    Your pictures are amazing!
    Angie you look so beautiful.
    Thank for sharing these and so glad you have them.
    My continued thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family.

  • Anonymous

    Angie:
    God crafted you as beautifully on the outside as he did on the inside. You have a sweet family and I love the photos!
    May God hold you and care for you in your the days a head.

  • leslie

    I’ve tried everything to view these photos, but I can’t find them on the website given. Can someone please direct me. It would be greatly appreciated!

  • Heather

    What an incredibly beautiful and precious family. Those pictures are indescribable. Continuing to pray for your family, dear ones.

  • Anonymous

    I was introduced to your blog through another blog. I am truly blessed to have seen it! The pics are awesome, you are going to treasure them forever. So sorry to hear about Audrey, but I am praying for you and your family to make it through this difficult time. Audrey will be a wonderful guardian angel for your other three beautiful girls!

  • Mark and Rebekah

    Wow! They are amazing. What great family pictures with Audrey!

    Continuing to pray here in Michigan.

    Rebekah

  • Carolyn Wyman

    While your posts reflect a deep and swelling sorrow for Audrey’s short life, I couldn’t help but rejoice that it was well-lived, full and rich with love and joy. I’ve been blessed by reading your posts more than I can say. I have followed hundreds of children with genetic illnesses and cancer, but your story has captivated me with it’s beauty of purpose. May you continue to find comfort in the Lord as you grow in His grace and the power of His resurrection. Philippians 3:10
    http://www.youprayforlife.com

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous! How wonderful and special. Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us. Praying for you from Canada.

  • Becca

    I love the pictures, what a GORGEOUS family! What a wonderful memory to have of baby Audrey. God Bless!

  • Christine

    What beautiful photos. THinking of you.

  • Anonymous

    Very heartwarming photos of a beautiful family. Sending you strength, courage and peace from Fort Myers, FL.

  • Joy

    Stunning, beautiful, bittersweet, cherished… the list goes on and on…

    My favorite is the one of just Angie and the sheet and there are words on the right.

  • Stephanie

    God Bless you & your Family. You are an amazing woman,I have truly been touched Reading your blog. It takes alot to get me interested in reading something,Because I do not like to read & I must say I literally sat here for prob a good 30 minutes reading some of your blog. It most definitely caught my attention. You are an Amazing writer as well. I wish you and your family the best, and as many others, I will be praying for you & your family. The Pics are Gorgeous! You have an absolute Beautiful Family!
    Many thoughts & prayers

  • AmyD

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos. Still praying for you all….

  • Laura

    Breathtaking….Audrey is so loved and will always be a precious part of your family.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! What BEAUTIFUL pictures! Praying for you and your family!

  • DeAnne

    What a beautiful treasure you will have for your entire life. I am just speechless when I look at your pictures. Congrats on delivering a beautiful daughter that now is a beutiful angel to our heavenly father. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort as you continue to grieve and heal from your surgery.

    God Bless you,
    De Anne

  • Eaton Family

    Words can not express the beauty of these pictures……..Praying for you and your family

  • Liz

    Wow, what a beautiful family you have! What a treasure these pictures are!

  • Jennifer

    What a precious family.Dave and I are praying for you. Beth Ann has been, too.It’s so neat to hear her pray God’s word.Children have so much faith! We love you. Hugs and kisses to the girls.
    the wheelers

  • Dave Carrol

    My wife and I have be very moved by your story… thanks for sharing it.

    It’s quite a beautiful thing when you see people from all over come together on something and pray.

    We’re lifting your family up from Canada…

    Blessings
    Dave and Krissy Carrol

  • Kari Lynn

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Carrie

    They are amazingly beautiful! Angie is glowing! What a tangible treasure to have forever!

  • Ashley

    This is a beautiful family. Please know the Light of the Father is shining through each of you.

  • Robin

    What amazing pictures and a special way to document your family and precious baby.
    We are praying for your recovery and healing.

  • Karen

    Absolutely beautiful! What a treasure these pictures are and will be to you and your family for years and years.

  • Anonymous

    Lovely. My FAVORITE {like most!) was the one with the family’s hands on the belly. I look at that photo & my heart swoons. I can only imagine how special & loved Audrey felt getting that photo made. All the photos for that matter.

    You all are wonderful parents.
    - Rachel in KC

  • Jennifer

    You know beyond the fame is a normal human being with struggles, the same as every other person in this life, and it is a reminder to me that we are all human, prone to pain and love. I am a mother of three, heard about your prayer need today on the radio (the fish) and found your blog. It is now, being a Christian for a very long time, that I sit and wonder why, though I am not the one in pain, when someone loses a child this way or a different way, I have to ask why. In a recent Bible Study we were talking about prayers and praying and to pray without ceasing, and that God knows what we want already and we are supposed to continually ask, and I look at you as a family and wonder why, and I feel like I lose a bit of the hope that I have in God. I am not omnipresent, or omnipotent (it’s a good thing too!) but alas, my lack of understanding why surpasses me and I sit in wonder, and cry and agonize right a long side of you and the other families who lose their children in a way that doesn’t seem right. I am sorry, and today I will hold my children 5, 3, and 5 months all a little closer. All I can say is how sorry I am. The wounds are so fresh and I am so sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Breathtaking photos – I cannot think of a more fitting way to demonstrate your faith and grace than by taking every opportunity to celebrate Audrey, as you have. Your willingness to share with so many others guarantees that her legacy of love will not be forgotten. Blessings to each of you.

  • Catherine

    Just beautiful!!!!

    Hugs,
    Catherine

  • Cynthia

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing your family with all of us. Your sweet little Angel will always be with you and live on through these pictures. Praying for you and your family and your loss. I have been so touched through your blog, don’t ever think that your not being felt and heard and prayed for. You are two very strong people and God be with you.

  • Jenifer

    Those are great pictures. You guys look so happy as a complete family. I’m sure you will treasure those pictures for years to come.

    Jenifer W.

  • Anonymous

    What amazing pictures- it must have been so bittersweet to have them done. On one hand, you will be able to remember Audrey forever, but on the other hand such a sadness. Your children are beautiful- I am a mom of 4 year old twin girls and love to see other twins! The picture of all the hands on the belly- absolutely priceless! I am praying for yall at this difficult time- what a blessing to have been able to have spent even a short amount of time with such a precious life! As a mother my heart goes out to you- and your faith in the Lord is enough to move a mountain- what an inspiration you have been to me in the time that I have had the honor of reading your story! Thank you for your withness and strength- it helps others more than you know, even though you are the one that is suffering.
    Amanda

  • Anonymous

    Your photos are the most beautiful I have ever seen. What a wonderful reminder of such a special time in your lives. My heart is heavy and has broken many times reading your blog leading up to this. I am so sad and so sorry she couldnt live here on earth with you, but remember there will be a most special angel in heaven looking down on your family. May God continue to make you all stronger. Take care and much love from Jenny in South Africa xxxxxxx

  • erin

    Those pictures are gorgeous and so sweet.

    I have never commented, but this blog was sent to me on Monday with the request to pray. I can’t tell you how hard I prayed for you, your family, and sweet little Audrey. Our Bible study prayed for you all as well, and it has touched my heart to see how many people have covered you in prayer and love.

    My heart and prayers are still with you all…I don’t think I’ll ever forget your story or what a great witness of faith and love of Christ you’ve displayed.

    Blessings and love,
    Erin

  • Suzanne W.

    The photos are absolutely beautiful! I know you treasure they even more than we do. Thank you for sharing them.

  • val

    Those pictures are amazing. I just found your blog & am praying for your family.

    I lost my middle daughter on 3/2/05. She was born still at 22wks 5days. I treasure the time I did have with her. She will always be my angel

  • Lisa

    You have such a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.

  • byhisgrace_99

    I’ll be praying for this beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

  • Olivia

    I will never be able to thank my pastors wife enough for leading me to your blog. Words can not express what this blog has done to me. it took me 2 1/2 days to read it from start to finish…because i found myself leaving my computer for more tissue. your amazing courage and strength is truly admirable. I want you to know that you and little audrey life has inspired me as well as the world. Even though we have never met i feel like i am part of your family. As i read your posts where you cried…i cried with you. When you laughed..i did too.
    Thank you for letting me and the world be part of Audrey’s story…and thank you for letting God use you in the Midst of possibly the hardest momments My Prayers will be with you and your family forever. I love you very much!

    Your sister in Christ..

    Olivia

  • Kelly

    These are such beautiful pictures! Full of life, love and peace!

  • Anonymous

    Your family is just beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss, and I admire your strength. I lost my son (born at 26 weeks gestation) 5 months ago, and it is still so hard.
    God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  • Catherine

    Wow, what an incredible photographer!