It’s always beautiful watching a family grow and capturing those precious first hours of life. With Reese’s birth in Shawnee, KS (SMMC), I photographed one of the most calm and peaceful births I’ve ever been to.
The atmosphere was light and peaceful. Mom’s labor progressed very quickly, and she was ready to push shortly after I arrived.
Reese entered into the world, being lifted onto her mother’s chest. As she was snuggled and dried, she held onto her daddy’s finger. Carefully she opened her eyes, closing, and opening them briefly again. The very first thing she saw outside the womb was her mom and dad.
I went with Dad as he shared the news with the new grandmothers in the waiting room. Witnessing the family’s reaction is one of my favorite moments as there are almost always tears of joy and relief . The first moments as both grandmas held their new granddaughter were captured as well so they can always look back at it and remember.
The collection of images below are a selection from Reese’s gallery that tell the story of her birth day. Visit her birth story slideshow to see more images and video clips that bring her whole birth story together.
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