Photography by Brooke Roundy Photography
Meet Hollie. She is Beauty Revived.
Hollie is a sweet, feisty and silly, artistic 14 year old. You wouldn’t know it just by looking at her, but she was born 16 weeks premature, weighing a tiny 1 pound, 3 ounces. She spent 16 weeks on a ventilator and was in the NICU for months after she was born. She was expected to have a lifetime of medical issues and challenges, but she has overcome it all with such grace and beauty.
When asked about her daughter, Hollie’s mother said, “I just have to say that my daughter is a true miracle. She is amazing. You wouldn’t know any of that stuff happened by looking at her, other than the fact that she’s 4’9″ and probably won’t grow anymore. She is truly a fighter, and so, so beautiful in her own unique way. I was talking to her about it and it dawned on me that she doesn’t really even realize what a miracle baby she was, and how blessed we are to even have her here.”
Hollie was engulfed in her baby book during her session, only beginning to realize what a miracle she in fact, is. Her itty-bitty footprints, her birth statistics, notes from her mother and memorabilia adorning the book, one could tell that it was soaking in.
She was a bit shy during her session, but after just a short while Hollie was drawing (and creating some pretty awesome art at that, and with such ease), giggling, and coming out of her shell. She loves art and animation, and is quite talented, to say the least. She makes animated videos of warrior cats (an offshoot of a book series) and uploads them to YouTube. She also loves Japanese animation.
Her passion for her art was obvious as she was drawing nearly her entire session.
Her mother is right, one would not know about any of the adversities that Hollie went through as a newborn babe, since she is so beautiful, bright, talented and a sweet soul to be around. Hollie is an inspiration to those around her, a light shining so bright, with strength, perseverance, and beauty.
About the Photographer
Brooke Roundy is a portrait photographer living with her supportive husband and two amazing kidlets in their motorhome, traveling the country and enjoying the little things.
Brooke is a sensitive, yet goofy fun-lover. She has a fire in her heart and soul for creativity and takes every opportunity she can to develop it and share it with others. She wears her heart on her sleeve and has a passion to help and love others and loves to express that in her art.