What a joy it’s been to photograph this family over the last few years. Almost 3 years ago, I first photographed their family for their (now) middle son’s newborn session. I had the privilege to document his first year + some other family sessions weaved in as well over the last few years. So, of course when I found out they were expecting their first girl, I was so excited for them! And even more excited when they wanted me to document their sweet girl’s arrival into this world.
Birth sessions, for obvious timing reasons, aren’t always easy to plan. Especially when it comes to baby #3, sometimes they come fast and furious when its go time! So, when this momma made it to her scheduled induction date, I was thrilled that I could for certain make it to photograph her labor and delivery.
While the timing went as planned, the course of labor took a surprise turn. Shortly after her water broke, the nurse discovered that little Emery’s umbilical cord was trying to precede her head…also known as umbilical cord prolapse…also known as an obstetrical emergency. Kristie, the photographer, was calm, collected, and documenting the birth story as it continued. But Kristie, the labor and delivery nurse, was praying hard from the sidelines for baby’s safety. Thankfully, the wonderful delivery team was well prepared and swiftly moved this mom to the operating room for an emergency cesarean delivery. While emergency c-section trumps photographing baby’s first breath, I was still able to capture lots of precious memories during her first few hours.
Interested in having me photograph your delivery? I only take on a few deliveries per year, so lets chat to see if we’re a good fit! Email me HERE!