Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Photo Shoot Favorites!

I was very honored when Megan asked me if I would take pictures of her beautiful family a few weeks ago! We set up a time and place to meet this past weekend! I love taking pictures - I could do it all day long! I will admit, however, that on my way out to meet the Hutchings family I was a little anxious that they would go to all the trouble and not end up with what they were hoping for! Well, I haven't burned the pictures to a disk yet to give to them (About 200 will make the final cut) but here is a little preview! I thought we ended up with some really great shots, but with a family as lovely as this one (inside and out!) it would be impossible not to have great photos!


Megan L Hutchings said...


I love them all! I cannot thank you enough for taking the pics. I know it was mildly exhausting and hot but I also know you got some great shots of our familia!

I love the last one...it fits V to a T :)!

Sarah said...

those are great! you are so tallented! I can always get landscapes, but I can't do portraits. Your's are always very nice though!