About 24 hours after Ruger was born, I headed back up to the hospital. Big brother was there and he was so happy to be back with his mama! It is always so amazing to me how different babies look after just 24 hours. This boy had a sweet head full of hair and was so content the whole time I was there.
Ruger made his entrance in a fast and furious way! He kept us all guessing in the weeks leading up to his birth. He was head down, then breech, then head down again much to his mama's relief. The morning that I met Tyler and Kyl up at the hospital, we went in not sure which way he was going to be delivered. They had prepared to see a breech baby and since he had turned they went ahead with an induction. It did not take long at all for things to get rolling and within 4 hours Ruger was here! This mama labored hard but was well supported by Kyl. It really was so awesome to be in the room and witness the moment of his birth. (Also, take note of mama's tattoo. She had both of her boys with her all morning. I'll be posting big brother meeting Ruger next!)
I met Raya this past spring through our local MOPS. We really got to know each other though when we started taking the same class at the gym! I was so excited when she asked me to come and document Della's birth. I have to say, I think Della's big sister and brother stole the show that day. They were so excited to come in and meet the new baby. Big sister couldn't get enough of Della! Congratulations to this sweet family of 5!
Olivia's dream has been to take her engagement pictures in Charleston, SC in the Avenue of Oaks at Charles Towne Landing. So that is exactly what we did. We spent a couple of hours at the historic site and then spent another few hours wandering around downtown Charleston. It was such a fun weekend exploring a new city and shooting this session.
This July, Gabbie braved the heat and we shot her senior session! It was hot but turned into a beautiful evening. Enjoy your senior year sweet girl!
In June I got to meet up again with the Brock family. If you missed Caroline's newborn session from December, you should check it out. She is a doll! This time we did a full family session and a mini 6 month session as well. This family is so sweet and I so enjoy working with them.
I am not shooting weddings anymore. HOWEVER, when your good friend calls and asks you to second shoot their first look you say yes!
Finley's story starts a little earlier than most births. She wasn't growing well so the decision was made to induce mama at 35 weeks and 3 days. She was measuring very small and it was decided that she needed to be delivered to ensure a healthy baby and mama. Mama went in the evening before and things really got started at 7:00 am on April 6, 2017. The pitocin was started and mama was 1cm and 60% effaced. Finley was born at 9:54 am. It was fast and furious! In fact, it was so fast that the nurse wasn't even in the room as she crowned. Grandma was holding her head as a nurse ran in and finished the delivery. She didn't even have time to put gloves on! She started crying immediately and it was the best sound. She is a strong little girl. She weighed 3 lbs 6 oz and was 16 inches in length. She is tiny but is most definitely a fighter. It was such a privilege to be asked to document this day.