Okay, so I haven’ blogged in forever. Slacker alert … big time! Sorry about that. But let me say … this is a GREAT post to begin again!
Backing up a little. Almost a year ago, I met Jen through my business. She hired me to do family photos of her sweet family of 3. She picked me up at my house, giving us more time to talk and get to know each other. Her sweet Daniel is only about 3 weeks older than Abadaba. After talking and shooting, we decided to get together for a play date. To say the kids hit it off together would be an understatement. They are now BFFs and ask for each other on a regular basis.
Photographing a birth has been on my photography ‘bucket list’ for a while. So when Jen announced that she was pregnant, I knew this would be my best chance if I asked. Took me almost 7 months to get the courage to ask Jen and Jeremy if I could be apart of this extremely personal experience. I was thrilled when they said yes!
It was … amazing. I feel like I’m over using that word, but seriously … what an experience. I was able to witness the birth of a beautiful baby. I watched as a life came into the world. I was able to be there for the first cry and to see the look on Mom and Dad’s face when the doctors placed Emily on Mom’s chest. I mean … how else can you explain that but amazing.
Jen was a true Army wife … calm, strong, and through the whole thing, composed and beautiful. She made delivering a baby look easy.
I could go on and on about Jen and her beautiful family or the actual experience … but I think I’ll just get to the pictures. I’m so in love with these images!
Jeremy was so calm and a great support!
Welcome to the world, Emily!!
… she’s perfect …
Yep, she’s got him hooked already.
… love …
Hello sweet girl.
Meeting big brother!
First family photo!
And just a little something extra … …