Princeton's Birth Story

I had the special opportunity to photograph all three parts of Princeton's birth story: while he was in the womb, his birth, and his newborn photos. 

I met Sarah through one of my favorite mamas, as they were friends. She was so down to earth and easy going, it was a breeze for me to work with her through everything. We started off the journey with a possibility that her maternity photos would be done just days before she might deliver, as Princeton was breech and they wanted to prepare her for a possible C-section if he wouldn't flip. But stubborn before birth, he was already flipped the day of their appointment, which gave him lots of time to cook longer.

So long, he decided to wait until his due date to be born. 

On April 9th, I got a phone call from Tim, Sarah's husband, that after a long 24 hours of labor before hand and being sent home, she was finally being admitted into Allegiance. I remember asking him how far she was centimeter wise so I knew if I had time to grab a cup of coffee on the way. I'm not a morning person, so this was necessary lol.

When I got to the hospital, Sarah was already so tired from contracting all day the day before and all night. They didn't give her a break either. They were under a minute apart from the time I got there that morning all the way until she gave birth that evening. After being stuck at an 8 for hours with no indication of any further dilation, a wary Sarah accepted the Epidural, and after that she was a changed woman. The life came back to her face and progression started back up, which was a beautiful thing for her since she was no longer in horrible agony.

That brought some joy to me, to be able to see such a change in the environment just in time for Princeton to make his appearance. At 6:24 pm, after hours of long hard labor, Princeton was finally born. Weighing 7 lbs 11 oz, and 21 inches long, with red hair I will add (against Sarah's prediction), he was perfect in every way. You could see it in her eyes, the moment she seen her son, all that pain and suffering was completely worth it. And that is why I love what I do.

I put together a video of Sarah's favorite moments from Princeton's birth. Take a watch, you won't be able to keep a dry eye, just a fair warning.

I wanted to share a few of my favorites from Sarah's maternity session with Princeton, along with his newborn photos. They are too precious not to!