They were unsure how the shoot would go at first, they had not had a formal shoot together before. But by the end of our shoot they said it was so easy and that I made it fun and easy for them. They asked if I did birth stories but I was so sad I’d be in Tennessee on a job when she was due. They were so cute together and I loved how he would keep complimenting her and wanted to just keep kissing her. He was gentle with her and got a shy smile everytime I had them do a romantic pose together, you could tell how much they love being together.
Right after baby boy was delivered you could tell something wasn't quite right, instead of pinking up, he was getting more and more purple. They only let Breanne hold him for a moment before taking him over and putting him on a c-pap for air. And after trying to get a tube down his throat and not being able to, they rushed him to the NICU, only giving Breanne a moment to reach over and touch him.
Jake's mom Karalee was one of my favorite people in Newton growing up. She made me and the others my age laugh all the time. She was fun, funny, energetic, and loved us. I've surely missed her since I moved away from my hometown. This son of hers was just a little guy when I moved, and it was fun to go take photos of his little family and see him as a father. He is so tender and sweet with his wife and baby, it was fun to see. It's so crazy how the years go by!
Mattie texted me at almost midnight. I headed to the hospital in Brigham City and slept in my car until abt 2 when she was at a 7. Then I went in to join the fun and wait to meet the little guy!
Mattie was such a trooper through it all, laughing and happy, with just a little nerves around the delivery time. She has an infectious personality. Her husband was coming in from working in vernal and we were all hoping he would make it before the baby came. She kept checking her phone to see where he was. He got there right in time to shower then help her push. He was a little worried about everything going on as more Dr.'s came in the room to check her progress but handled it all beautifully.
The baby was face up so her Dr. had another Dr. come double check and see if they needed to do a C- Section, he thought for a little bit they would have to so he had them prep the OR. But her Dr. was amazing and patient -working her through the birth slowly and safely. After a few good pushes she was able to get the cervix up over his forehead and deliver him without a C- Section. He was all swollen from the pressure and his little swollen lips were the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Her husband said they’d have to call him bubba because his lips were so swollen and big (I thought they were absolutely adorable.)
James Dale Williamsom ( JD )
A whopping 9lbs 15 oz...
22 inches long
A bit of the story from Mattie herself:
He gave us a bit of a scare. Being born "face presentation" (face first instead of crown first.)
Really dangerous and really scary. I don't suggest you google it unless you want to have nightmares. They called the O.R. and respiratory team to be on standby. Somehow they did this and still maintained an extremely calm atmosphere. But by the grace of god and amazing doctors they were able tuck his chin just enough to have him come with minimal damage and no c-section or respiratory team. His voice was almost non-existent, but is slowly healing. He is still horse but sounds so much better. His face was severely swollen, (last 2 pictures) but quickly went down to normal by the end of the day with Hardly any bruising. We came out with literally the best possible outcome for the situation we were in. Face presentation is really rare only happening 1 in every 25,000 births.
I love maternity sessions, the sweetness in each session. The longing of each pregnant mama to hold her little one soon. The tenderness that each partner has for her when she's pregnant. It's such a beautiful time and even though 9 mths seems like a long time with the morning sickness, and the tired body, it's also such a magical time. The tiny butterfly kicks you get to feel, and the heartbeat you get to hear at the ultrasounds, not feeling bad for eating and eating and eating all the chocolate cake you want (is that just me??) and the changes you get to experience each Trimester. It's all just a beautiful experience.
Mattie is an awesome photographer herself, and I felt so privileged when she asked me to take her birth story and maternity photos for her. She is such a lovely person inside and out. She's so kind and so fun to be around. I love love these photos of her, I love pregnant bellies and the stunning glow of the moms who are ready to have their sweet babies.
Her face went white as a sheet and she looked as if she was going to pass out. The placenta was having a hard time coming out. They laid her back, put oxygen on her and the room filled up with doctors and nurses everywhere...
Kristin is an amazing photographer herself - so it's always a little intimidating when another photographer asks you to photograph a special occasion for them. But I was excited to meet her and be a part of her special day.
Kristin was in a little car accident three weeks before her due date, so she went to the hospital to be checked and they decided to keep her and monitor her. It was a Saturday night and I received a text from her letting me know she was in the hospital. Since she was so early, I still had some shoots lined up, so I was really hopeful it would still work out that she'd have it when I would be able to make it.
She labored all day Saturday and Sunday, she was at a three for a really long time. By the time she got to a five and they decided to induce her it was 5pm. At nine there wasn’t any change so I decided to go to bed, at midnight I received a text that she was at a 9.5 and there was pressure so hurry! Haha. Births are so unpredictable. When I got there they were all smiles and Kristin was so adorable and funny. She had a cute sarcastic sense of humor and was enjoyable to be around. It didn’t take long at all for that sweet baby girl to make her appearance, a couple pushes and out came a dark head of hair, it took her a minute to start crying, but no time at all to want to nurse. She was a strong heathy sweet baby girl.
Watching Chris and Kristin together was so sweet. Chris spent the whole time loving on Kristin, leaning in to caress against her cheek, holding her hand. Guys! Take note! When your wife is having a baby, there is nothing better then a supportive husband who is right there, easing the wives worries or just loving on her and being supportive every minute of what she needs. Kristin said Chris is like a lion, he is so snuggly and adorable with his girls, I loved watching how he’d just snuggle his head right into them both. There was so much happiness in that little room. Little 5lb Edelweiss is going to be one loved little girl.
I met this spunky mama at Bunco night, and she was so sassy and so much fun! I was excited when she called me to see if I could cover her birth story. Of course with my Birth stories I always offer a mini maternity shoot too, so I was able to spend some time with her and her husband before sweet little babies birth. Her birth story was a first time experience with the mama being in a tough spot during delivery, and it had all our emotions coming out. Can't wait to share that story with you on another blog post! Stay tuned!
Having a baby is a tough, emotional, exciting experience. Celsey experienced every emotion during her birth story. This is one mama who adores her babies. Everything she does is to make a better life for her little family, she loves them so much. She's such a gorgeous kind, tender mama, I've loved getting to know her and see her interact with her little ones.
Her room was full with all the people who love her and were so excited for this baby to come. She had support on both sides, from both sets of parents, and her own little family, she was surrounded in love and care. There was a lot of excitement for this sweet little baby, and just look how adorable and perfect she is! I love watching babies come into the world, there is nothing quite like it - nothing makes you feel so incredibly full in life as a new little baby.
Congratulations to your sweet little family Celsey! You are such an amazing woman to watch, I love your drive and your passion, and your authenticity!
I'm playing catch up with all my beautiful clients sessions. I hate being behind on blogging sessions, but some things happened this month that made it so blogging had to go on the back burner. But here I am picking up with all the stories I've been dying to share.
This beautiful couple! I can't say enough good about them! They were one of my very favorite engagement sessions ever. Check out their romantic session Here.
I was over the moon when Lauren won my drawing for a free birth story. These two are so much fun to be around and there is always a lot of laughing. I asked how marriage has been and they said they still make each other laugh every day. There you have it - the secret to a happy marriage!
Brandyn stayed right by her side, making her laugh and smile. He'd sing silly songs to the baby, leaning over her stomach, putting his mouth to her tummy and singing out loud. The nurses laughed and loved it. Brandyn is a writer. He would take breaks when Lauren was resting and he would go and record the whole process taking place. Every detail was written down lovingly, recorded for all time. Little Topher (a name made from all the Christopher's they have on both sides of the family) will have his birth story to look back on in photos and in word, every moment of it. What a sweet gift.
I'm so happy to see you two become parents. You are amazing people and Topher is a lucky boy to call you mom and dad! Love you both!