“She had seen the pictures where the spouse was faded into the picture, and asked if we could do something similar,” Fugitt told Inside Edition.
The result was Nicole standing in a field of Texas bluebonnets, with Wesley in the left side of the photo, kneeling in dry grass in Japan while reaching toward her.
“It was just something we talked about. I just wanted him in the picture because he wasn’t able to be here during the whole pregnancy so she cropped him in,” Nicole Bedwell said.
The photo, which has since been shared widely online, left Nicole speechless, she said.
“It’s been really emotional for me to have my husband gone my whole pregnancy, so the fact that Traci was able to include him in my maternity session was very emotional,” she told Inside Edition. “We will never be having our first child again. He’s my family, so having him included touched my heart. It made me happy.”
When Nicole developed hypertensions, and because her pregnancy was high-risk, her labor was induced early. Wesley was given leave by the Navy to be there for the child’s birth. He arrived in time for daughter Pyper’s birth at 6 a.m. on April 12, Fugitt told Inside Edition.
Pyper is being transferred to Dallas to help get her breathing up to perfection. Please keep her, and her wonderful parents in your thoughts.
Back of camera photo from my phone <3Posted by Traci Lynn Photography on Thursday, April 13, 2017