MN Natl. Guard soldier memorialized in his son's newborn pictures

PERHAM, Minn. (Valley News Live) A Minnesota National Guard Soldier from Perham, MN never got to meet his son, but he will forever be memorialized with his son in the child's newborn pictures.

Charles Nord died just over two months ago in a Blackhawk helicopter crash.

His wife, Kaley, was pregnant when Charles died.

Baby Jack Charles Nord was born February 11th.

While the family is still mourning the loss of Charles, friend and local photographer Sarah Jean says was able to capture "a glimpse into their lives."

She says it was a heart breaking experience, but at the same time she could feel all the love, joy, pain, and sorrow that is wrapped around a new baby under these circumstances.

Sarah Jean says she considers the Nord family to be friends. She has done family photo sessions with the family before.

The picture of Charles that was "cloned" into Jack's newborn pictures were from a session Sarah Jean did with the family after their daughter Lydia was born.

*Kaley Nord gave the photographer approval to share her story and the pictures.