Cora | Birth

Mary and Keelan went 42 weeks before meeting this miracle baby. But that doesn’t even compare to how long they waited to know one was on the way. They called this unknown gender baby “baby bacon”. As previous vegetarians they we're encouraged by their fertility doctor to try the Keto diet before starting treatment. After a month, they were pregnant! This story just blows my mind. And while they may be on strike from ever eating bacon again, I’m sure they can agree it was worth the try!

The room was full of tears as dad caught his own baby and announced that they had a little girl. This was seriously the best way I can think of to have ended 2018. Thank you Mary and Keelan for choosing me to document this life changing moment for you guys. Cora is perfect.

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Waylon | Birth

There was something about this birth that really struck a chord for me. It may have been the way I watched Joe dote upon Morgan as she labored for hours upon hours. Or the fact that they had waited 4 years for this moment. Then listening to Morgan’s mom choking up as she prayed over the labor and the three of them, I almost lost it. It felt like a little glimpse into the future. The moments I hope to share with my own daughters some day. Here are a few of my favorite images from this beautiful experience.

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Sawyer | Birth

Sawyers birth environment was exactly the way a baby should enter the world. His mama gracefully endured a long, hard labour of love. His daddy was by her side through it all, helping in any way he physically and emotionally could. They truly labored together, and words can not describe how beautiful it was. With a room full of people ready to meet him, even more waiting by their phones for updates, and his amazing parents just wanting to see his sweet face, Sawyer made his grand entrance already surrounded by love. 

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CNY Birth Photography | Lincoln

I had the absolute honor of standing beside my best friend as she welcomed this beautiful boy into the world. Her contractions started around 2:30 and Lincoln took his first breath almost exactly 4 hours later. She labored beautifully, quickly and quietly. My heart is full, my ovaries are slightly aching, and I am SO excited to have a new baby to snuggle. (and shamelessly smell lol )

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CNY Birth Photographer | Levi

I texted Katie around 3:30 on Tuesday to check in with her, as she was due in only a few days. Her response was just that there was nothing new, she was feeling the same. Well.. only a couple of hours later.. Katie - "Ok so turns out I'm pretty sure my water just broke." (yay! baby time!) So that night I slept with my phone inches from my face with the most obnoxious ringtone set. Katie was kind enough to let me get a full night of sleep and even have coffee in the morning before heading to the hospital ;) 

When I arrived at about 10AM. I walked in to an amazing atmosphere. Katie was accompanied by her husband, mother and sister. They were so attentive. They watched for contractions to start coming down, told her how great she was doing, rubbed her back, massaged pressure points. I'm telling you - she had an incredible birth team. The focus in that room was fully on Katie and the sweet, beautiful boy she was about to bring into the world. Welcome baby Levi<3

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CNY Birth Photography | Charley

Ashley labored SO beautifully. She chose a natural birth and delivered at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Birth Center. The room was filled with such positive energy. From Ashley, her husband and her nurse. She breathed through her contractions whispering words of serenity. Peace.. Relax.. She used hypnobirthing - which from what I understand was a playlist of positive affirmation she played on her phone. Her husband was so supportive. He held her hand in-between 'pressure waves' (the positive spin on contractions), massaged her through the back labor. And in the moments she was unsure if she could get through this, he reminded her of how incredibly strong she was. When it came time to push, she did so with graceful, quiet power. Only 20 mins after beginning she gave birth to their beautiful baby girl, Charley Ann. She is perfect, and already so loved. What a wonderful addition to a wonderful family. 

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