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Hudson’s Birth Story

Since we recently moved and I’m working on redoing my website, I decided to go back and share some of my favorite sessions. This was my first birth story back in April 2011! Hard to believe it’s been almost 5 years since this little guy was born. I had no idea that birth would create a love for birth photography. It was an incredible experience.


Births are so amazing to get to experience and be a part of. I always start with labor photos and capture the moments as they happen. This birth was a challenge to get as I had a 9 hour drive! We found out right after I arrived that Rachael was ready to have the baby but we had to wait about 2o minutes for the doctor to arrive.

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These photos were taken 15 minutes before he was born. I love the clock in the background while the soon to be new dad is patiently waiting and watching his wife!

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This is one of my favorite moments right before the birth when they turn on the warmer for the baby!

He’s here!

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While the baby was being cleaned up, the new parents shared a very special moment.

The proud new mama watching her son get cleaned up!

Hudson… just a few minutes old!

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Such an amazing moment. The new dad carrying his son to his wife for the first time!

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The very first time they held their son.

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Those first moments are magical. It is an honor to capture them.

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The first photo of the new family of three!

Meeting the grandparents!

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The new dad keeping an eye on his son while the new mama is resting.

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As I left the hospital at 5:30 in the morning I saw this beautiful sunrise. What a great way to welcome a new life to the world!

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Unfortunately Hudson had some breathing problems so he had to spend a few days in the NICU. Thankfully he was fine and went home after a couple of days. 
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Thank you Michael and Rachael for asking me to capture Hudson’s birth story. I loved being apart of it!