It's that time of year again - the flowers are blooming, rain is falling, and families are getting ready to move away. I am glad that I had the opportunity to do another shoot with this family; I can't believe that it is already time for them to leave. Thankfully they were willing to brave the weather and we had such a beautiful location to go to.
Thank you for allowing me to work with your family and I hope that your move goes smoothly and that you adjust to being stateside once again.
Well this little man is already 8 days old and loves to snuggle - thankfully since he is obviously adored by all. I am sure that baby B. will thrive due to the love that is shown by his whole family. It was a pleasure to work with him and hopefully he continues to be the calm baby that he is now.
To continue the story from yesterday.
Another type of photo shoot I have been wanting to do (and wish I had had done with my own children) is one where there is a photographer at the hospital during the meeting of the older sibling(s). I know that there is always the worry that the older sibling is not going to want to have anything to do with the new baby and in some cases that is true, but thankfully this older sibling was loving on her baby brother right from the beginning. I loved capturing miss B.'s initial reaction and then to see how quickly she warmed up to her baby brother. I am sure that in the days ahead there are going to be moments that she is not so impressed with him, but at least at the beginning B. was enamored by her baby brother.
This weekend I was given the amazing opportunity to photograph the birth of baby boy B. Birth photography is something that I have been looking more and more into and with each blog that I open I have been yearning to try to capture the anguish, anticipation, and joy that goes on during a birth. I was honored when I was contacted to do this birth and quickly lined up baby sitters for my own children and hoped and prayed that nothing would cause me to miss being there to capture this incredible time for this family.
On Friday K. let me know that she had started contractions and would keep me updated. When the time was right I headed out to the hospital. Thankfully I arrived when I did because this little man came fast and hard. K. had an amazing support in her husband and one thing that he continually reminded her to do was focus. Find your focal point and concentrate on that. Just 2 hours after I arrived little B. came into the world. It was an incredible time and I am glad that I was there to help capture some of the raw emotions.
(I will be posting pictures of my return trip to the hospital less than 24 hours later when big sister got to meet baby B. tomorrow).
Thank you K. and J. for allowing me to be there - the strength that both of you showed was amazing.
Melinda loves photography and hopes this love comes out through her work.