Friday, March 18, 2011

Sara's Birth Story (Rated PG)





































































Stats:

Name - Hadley
Weight - 7 pounds 13 ounces
Length - 20 inches

Back story: You may remember Sara from a few posts ago. While I was shooting her maternity shots, I mentioned the possibility of doing her birth story. She took it into consideration mainly because her husband, Adam, wouldn't be there for the birth, and it would be a great way to show him the details of the day. He's serving in the military in Afghanistan. During Sara's time in labor, he would call and text to make sure his family was alright. You may have seen shots above of the baby crying into the phone (the first time he heard his daughter's voice) or on Skype on their laptop (the first time he saw her). I really had a first hand appreciation for what members of the military do for our freedoms here in America. Adam missed the birth of his first child to protect all of us here at home.

So between Adam not being there, 15 hours of labor, and the epidural only partially working, this was a very emotional day. I'm so glad I was able to help you document this great event in your lives!


10 comments:

Adhis said...

Well done!

Child Family said...

I am Adam's sister and I think this will be something he can have to fill in some of the blanks for the experience he missed. So beautiful, Thanks!

Lisa said...

Great job Luke! I love that you did this in black and white. Color would have made the experience less real - if that makes any sense. What a touching story and you captured it beautifully! It brought tears to my eyes.

Linnea said...

Love it all. Great job!

Courtney said...

Luke, that is wonderful. You are unbelievably talented. Good job helping this new little family out :) Your pictures really tell the story.

Jeff and Rach said...

Awesome job Luke! You did great. Thank you for documenting that special day for Sara and Adam (and the rest of us).

Lee and Melody said...

Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing these!

The Naegle's said...

Way to go Sara, you are a warrior woman! Sweet birthing Story, I was so touched, seeing that sweet baby in your arms for the first time and Adam in his uniform. xoxo

Loni Kennington said...

This is great! You should totally do an a birth story with one of my expectant mom's who places for adoption. That will rock your socks in the emotional department as well, but it's incredible. So thankful for Adam! I don't know him but bless him and his sweet family!

Smallmans said...

Luke, love your site as well as your photography (congrats on the award). I was jumping around your blog and love this story. Your pictures are fantastic. They are so emotionally impacting. Your writing made the pictures even more alive to me. -Triscia