I have known Nolan’s mom, Hailie, for a few years now. Her brother is married to my cousin and I have been lucky enough to be present all three births for that part of the family. So I was beyond excited when Hailie wanted me at Nolan’s birth. As a photographer, it is so wonderful to know you are walking into a place where they make you feel like you are part of the family. The day was long for Hailie. Nolan is her first baby and than comes with so many uncertainties. You never know what labor is going to actually feel like, how long it will last, or what to expect for any piece of it. She was a true champion. This post is just a small snippet of the story from that day.