November 29, 2013

Chico, CA Birth Photography:: Zachary Christopher

I'm not quite sure how to start this post. Thoughts that come to mind include "Wow, life is amazing" and "Women can do anything" and "I am so blessed to photograph new life" etc. You catch my drift? These moments captured through my lens are breathtaking. 

I got a text from Brittany at 2am that labor had started. Who could possibly go back to sleep after that exciting news?? :) Zachary was born 12 hours later and with the most handsome dimples you've ever seen!

Brittany and Chris worked together so well throughout labor. I was thoroughly impressed with how he cared for her and how she communicated with him. Brittany's mom, sister and friend were there to cheer her on, fan her face and remind her of her strength. 

I will let the photos tell this beautiful story, as I really don't have the words.
 Brittany was in transition and handling it so well. 
 Welcome to the world, Zachary! 
 Brittany, you are beautiful. As I've said so much to you, I am so impressed.
 While nursing her baby for the first time, Brittany said "This is seriously the best". All of us had tears in our eyes...
 Chris held Zachary for the first time, weighed him and put on his first diaper.
Zachary weighed in at 7lbs. 15 ounces.
 Chris, you are already such an attentive and caring dad. 
Brittany's Mom did a good job waiting to get to hold her grandson. You can tell she is in heaven. 
 Family waited anxiously in the waiting room to get the 'okay' to come in and meet this handsome baby boy. 
Family of three!
Congratulations, Chris and Brittany! You have a gorgeous family. I'm so thankful you allowed me into your lives. Thank you.

November 25, 2013

Chico, CA Maternity Photographer:: John and Kimberly

I was up way too late last night with these photos because I was loving them! Kim and John are a gorgeous couple and I was honestly smiling while looking through the photos from their Session. There were lots of giggles and sweet kisses. 

Congratulations, you two! 

Kimberly, you are absolutely beautiful--pregnancy looks great on you :)
 Kimberly, you are perfectly teeny and I'm sure most pregnant women wished they looked like you this far along! :)
 We headed over to a field as the sun set with a gorgeous, yellow glow.
 These were the last two photos from our Session and they are two of my favorites!
 I had such a great time with you two--thank you! Thank you for being open to laying in the weeds and letting bikers possibly run you over ;)

Being parents is such a gift!! Congratulations!