born 08.01.13 @ 9:58pm
7lb 15oz | 19.5 inches
Olivia was welcomed into the world by Mom, Dad, and a very excited extended family.
Olivia’s Mom and Dad, Jennifer and Justin, arrived at Mercy hospital early afternoon. Jen had been in early labor for nearly 24 hours at this point.
As Jen was getting settled into her room, I arrived. I was just in time to capture a few images of Justin supporting Jen through several painful contractions just before she received her epidural.
Jen had her water broken by the doctor. Love the story Jen’s hands tell in this image. Pop!
Justin was so supportive to Jen as the afternoon and early evening hours passed. Little Olivia’s heartbeat was monitored ever so closely by the nurses and doctors. She seemed to miss her aquatic environment after Jen’s water was broken and liked it when her Mom laid on her left side.
And finally, it was time to welcome the little girl into the world! [Please note, the images below artistically show a birth.]
Jen’s OB asked Justin if he would like to help deliver his daughter. If there was ever a moment, that as a birth photographer, I was glad to capture, it was this one. What an amazing experience for this new family of three.
So special…the new Dad laid his baby girl on her Mom’s chest.
I love the tear falling from Jen’s eye.
Little fingers. 🙂
I loved all the little “firsts” captured during his first few moments of Olivia’s life. Look at how sweet her cheeks are and what a full head of hair she had!
I am honored to have had the opportunity to capture the special, tender moments of Olivia Jane’s birth day. Welcome to the world little one!
If you are looking for a birth photographer in the St. Louis metro area, let me know. I’m interested in building out birth photography as part of my business and I’m currently booking portfolio building birth story sessions at discounted rates.