Parents share emotional photos as they celebrate the short life of their stillborn baby

Posted at 8:37 AM, Aug 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-04 08:37:45-04

A California couple said they wanted to show off their beautiful, stillborn daughter as both a way to deal with their grief and acknowledge little Monroe as a member of their family, according to the Daily Mail.

The Staleys went to the hospital when they did not feel Monroe moving. Doctors told the parents-to-be their little one had died in the uterus.

When Emily Staley gave birth the next day, photographer Lindsey Natzic-Villatoro, of Love Song Events and Photography, was there and spent nine hours with the couple. She took photos of their daughter and family as relatives visited.

The photographs were shared online, and the Staleys encouraged others to share them. Lindsey shared the photos and her emotional experience taking them on herLove Song Events & Photography Facebook Page.

“I can’t even begin to describe the pain I knew Mom and Dad were feeling at that moment,” she wrote. “As mom pleaded for her baby to wake up, her sweet husband brushed her hair with his hands crying with her. Cheek to cheek, clinging to their baby girl in disbelief; the two of them were pillars for each other.”

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