Every time I photograph a birth I walk home with a sense of wonder. Not only because I believe birth to be such an amazing miracle of God…but, also because I was invited into this incredibly intimate moment in someone’s lives….it’s such an honor to witness and document this time. And…this year I have had the privilege of having some “repeat customers”! Round two of having babies! I am loving it! I feel like I get to grow with these families….and I am just so blessed and grateful!!!
**As always….Birth photography is not for everyone. While a beautiful moment….it can be graphic. All photos have been approved by the family…but, if you don’t want to see a little bit more than you do with my other types of sessions…just skip this and go grab a cup of coffee instead!
I got the late night text warning me that Leah thought it might be the time….and then just a short couple of hours later the call came! It was time! With this being their second baby and then living quite a ways from the hospital…they were heading in. Leah has a ton of support from her husband, Isaac…and from her beautiful family who rallies around her during her births….…and this time…even Miss Arielle came to help her Mama through the ordeal!And…as the sun came up we were all still waiting…..…and Arielle finally drifted off to sleep! Isn’t she just gorgeous? She always has been!Soon after….it was time to push!Lots of people to help encourage and support!And…in very little time it was time to meet little Isaiah! He is just perfect!He made sure he got those lungs working.But, very quickly as he was surrounded with the love of his parents…he felt safe and warm!Hi Isaiah!Beautiful!
And, Arielle already loves her little brother!He didn’t need any instructions on how to get his first feeding….he’s a natural!And, Arielle was content to wait for her turn to hold him!So little….I am always slightly amused that the baby nurses are not phased by the crying….I think I would be a pushover to the crying!Weighing in at an impressive 9 pounds 2 ounces!Little toes!Isaac is a great dad!Arielle’s first time holding him….the whole family is together at last!I went home…grabbed a long nap that may or may not have lasted into the evening…and then headed back in the morning for those Fresh 24 photos! A fun little part of my job! Isaiah was all decked out and waiting for me…..He kept his eye on me….but, never fussed!Love that hair!A mama’s love….…and a daddy’s love!He has all the love he needs!Congratulations, Leah and Isaac! I am so grateful that you have invited me into your stories! I can’t wait to see your family grow even more!