Help Fill Emma’s Heart~ Photo session giveaway

One of my tiniest clients needs our help!!  Emma Vicknair was born on October 30, 2014.  She came to me for her newborn session when she was 9 days old.  Click here to visit Emma’s newborn session.  And at her 3 month session, Emma was just the sweetest thing ever!  Click here to visit Emma’s 3 month session.

Although Emma seemed strikingly perfect, doctors soon relayed the devastating news that she was born with a condition known as Tetrology of Fallot, which affects only 2 babies in every 10,000 births.

Even more devastating was the prognosis from doctors that Emma would need open heart surgery between the age of three and six months. 

 Parents Senia Sierra & Brandon Vicknair have been under the impression since Emma’s birth that her heart surgery would take place in a local hospital here in New Orleans. It wasn’t until recent days that they were told it’s imperative they both immediately plan to take a leave of absence from work to travel to Boston’s Children’s Hospital where doctors have great experience in correcting Tetrology of Fallot related conditions. Instead of having to create an entire new heart valve, doctors at Boston’s Heart Center can repair Emma’s current valve, leading to a greater prognosis.

Travel and living expenses in Boston, in addition to ongoing follow up doctor visits, are out of this family’s budget. This makes it extremely important for friends, family, and generous strangers to help pull together funds for Senia & Brandon to help this incredibly precious baby begin the fight of her life.

This has truly been a heart breaking experience for this family, and lessening this financial burden can help them focus on Emma’s physical well-being without the added stress of monetary concerns.
Help Fill Emma's Heart~ Photo session giveaway



Your choice of either a mini newborn session OR a Full Session on the northshore.  Full session can be family, maternity, baby milestone, even engagement if you wish.  No prints, digital files only.

Mini Newborn Session $350:

-1 hour in my home studio

-5 digital images with full printing rights available via PASS digital download

-One neutral blanket backdrop with a simple pose and 1 fur/flokati set up. Choice of one tieback or bonnet.  Does not include parent or sibbling shots.

Full Session $350:

-One hour session at preferably at sunset

-All images (~25) available via PASS digital download with full printing rights.



1.  You must “like” Annie Whitaker Photography on Facebook.

2.  Share this blog link on your Facebook wall.  (Make sure it is this link:

3.  Here is the important step.  You must donate at least $5 to Emma’s go fund me page.  For every  donatation, you will recieve one entry (You can donate as much as you like, but recieve a maximum of 5 entries).  You can donate here.

4.  Come back here to the blog and comment that you have done ALL of the steps listed above. This will count as your official entry!


Giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday March 14, 2015.  Winner will be selected via and announced on this blog and Facebook on Sunday March 15, 2015.







Lisa M Harrison-Bernard

What a wonderful our thing you are doing to help raise money for baby Emma. Liked, shared, and donated.

Also donated!! Praying for this lovely baby girl and my classmate Senia and family.

Tiffany Newman James

Liked, shared and donated also. We too are praying for this adorable little angel.

Liked, shared and donate for the Beautiful Angel, Emma.

Praying for Emma and her family. Liked shared and donated.

Shared, liked, donated and praying.

Page Finley Rogers

Bless this family! I completed all the steps and will continue to pray for sweet Emma, her family, and doctors!

Lindsay Nelson Hess

Done! What you are doing for this family is amazing. Not just the money, but the prayers you are gaining for them is awesome to see! You Rock Annie!!

Liked, shared and donated! Praying for the family!

Rachel Rogers Frey

Liked, shared, donated
Praying for sweet baby emma! ♡

Leslie Daniels Gugliuzza

Liked, shared, and donated. Praying for this beautiful baby girl!

Gaynel Gibliant Centanni

Done. And prayers going up for this sweetie and her family.

Mary Ann Gandolfi Nally

Done. Thank you for helping this family.

Laurie Authement Lien

All steps complete!! Praying for this sweet angel. Annie, as always your work is stunning.

LacieAdam Barousse

All complete, prayers for the family!

All steps complete. In our prayers.

Heather Fields Braiwick

I liked, shared and donated in support of sweet little Emma!

Peggy Brauner Lacourrege

What a sweetie you all have there! She will be fine!!!

Emily Remson Delgado

All steps complete, keeping this sweet little lady in my prayers!

All steps completed this family will remain in our prayers.

Racheal Blauvelt Francisco

All steps done! Praying for sweet baby Emma!

Summer Conn Prestridge

Liked-Shared-Donated. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this and helping this sweet family. I’ve followed your photography page for a while and just happened to see the post. Praying for little Emma!