Friday, August 9, 2013

Meet Jace David | Roanoke Fine Art & Newborn Photographer

Shortly before I came back home again, I was able to do a brief session with my sister, her husband and my brand new nephew!  I love shooting in new locations, and I love even more not having to leave the yard for an awesome experience.  Blessings abound.

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I also love using things that are special to families in my sessions.  These blankets were made by loved ones for the little mister.
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And this blanket was made by me!  :)
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Congratulations again mom and dad, and welcome to the world baby Jace!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Day(s) | Roanoke Fine Art & Birth Photographer

As I mentioned in my last post, my sister went into labor two days after we did her maternity session!  Or the start of labor anyway.  She ended up being in labor for 4, yes I said 4, days.  We went to the hospital 3 days after I did the session, on a Wednesday afternoon.  I hope you'll bear with me on a longer than normal post, but I really think these birth sessions deserve more images to tell the true story of the new life we welcomed.

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Yet another gorgeous view outside these Roanoke Hospital windows!
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Settling down for the night.  Night #1.
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After night #2.
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She made it to around 8 cms, and just wasn't progressing from there.  What we didn't know then is that the little guy's head was not in the correct position.  It was decided a c/s was the best course of action.  My poor sister was so exhausted, she had absolutely no strength left.  I was glad to see that she would finally get her much needed rest.
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Finally, after hours of waiting, I finally got to meet my brand new nephew!
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My sister, despite being awake during the surgery, was so exhausted that she passed out before she got to see her son for the first time.  And because she had been running a fever, they treated him with antibiotics before they would allow him to come to her room after she had been moved.  She had to wait 6 hours before she got to meet her baby.  Thinking about witnessing that first meeting still brings tears to my eyes.
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Congratulations Ashely and David, he is just beautiful.

Monday, July 22, 2013

T Minus 2 Days | Smith Mountain Lake Maternity Fine Art & Photographer

A few weeks ago I had an out of town birth session to look forward to.  My little sister was bringing a new baby into the family!  I got there two days before her due date, determined not to be traveling while she was in labor (like the last time I had an out of town birth session!).  We shot this session the night before her due date.  Turns out I got there just in time...she started labor the next day!  Sticking with my trend of sending my maternity clients into labor.  This is the third time I've done a session and had Mom go into labor within a week.  Seriously me for a session because I think there's something to it!  ;)

I love heading to this part of the country for sessions, because there is such an abundance of places to shoot.  It's never boring, and always gorgeous.

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Can you believe the cuteness that is this belly?
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I'll be putting up the birth session soon, don't miss it!