Waylon's Birth Story: One Month Later | Southern Indiana Documentary Photographer
Well, I can't believe it's been over a month since I had the wonderful, amazing opportunity to document little Waylon's birth. Thinking about it still gives me chills! The raw, meaningful moments that occurred throughout that entire experience is what life is really about (I think!).
I recently went by to see Sarah and Waylon and to snap a few more pictures... He is getting so big already! Sarah, the sweet momma, was kind enough to sit down and pour out her thoughts about the entire birth story experience... You have heard my perspective and opinions about why I think capturing "real life" moments are important, and now you get to hear from a mother and see her side of it...
When I found out we were expecting our first baby I knew the images I wanted...don't get me wrong, I love the sweet pictures of newborns posed with soft blankets and over the top outfits as much as the next girl...but that's not what I wanted. I wanted the moments, the little ones, the moments that once you hold your sweet baby in your arms all fade away. When I came to Kelly I didn't want to ask for too much, but I knew I wanted her to be there as soon as my little one entered the world, to capture the first looks, the first touch, the tears of joy as daddy told everyone in the waiting room who we were welcoming... I wanted her there for all of these moments without asking for too much. When I told Kelly what I was looking for she immediately offered the exact thing I wanted but was too nervous to ask for. She was offering to document the entire experience, beginning to end, she offered a birth story! I was ecstatic and knew this was going to be amazing.
The entire day to me now is a blur. Now that I spend my days and nights cuddling and taking care of my little man, I can't remember the contractions, I don't remember exactly who came and went, I can't see the look on Kevin's face when he saw his baby boy for the first time...but thanks to Kelly I have all of these things documented in images forever, along with so many other moments throughout the night that I would have missed completely. My sweet Waylon's face when he took his first breath, and Kevin looking at me lovingly while I was resting, or the faces of all of our loved ones when Kevin told them that Waylon had finally arrived. These images are priceless, and amazing, and so special. Kelly gave us exactly what I was hoping for and so much more!
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And just in case you missed the video a month ago (or if you just want to watch it again), here you go! :)