Don’t look away.
The parents of baby Monroe, the little girl who was stillborn two weeks ago want us all to see their beautiful daughter. They are proud of her; of having made her. And despite their utter devastation that she did not survive and they could not take her home, they want us all to know how much she was loved. Is loved.
Monroe Faith Staley was born weighing 6 pounds 2.5 ounces, 19 inches long two Saturdays ago in California.
Her parents, Emily, 26 and Richard, 29 approached photographer, Lindsey Villatoro from Love Song Photobook to capture the birth of their daughter once they’d been told Monroe had no heartbeat during the final weeks of Emily’s pregnancy.
The result are these incredibly moving photos of a family sharing their first and – heartbreakingly – final moments with their precious daughter.
Richard, Emily and their baby daughter, Monroe