Welcome Luca Robert {Just Born}.

It’s a boy! Congrats to Hilary and Rob for welcoming their first baby. What a fun way to kick off the holiday weekend with this cutie. I can already tell he has high energy just like his parents. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m pretty certain he will be winning the Flying Pig marathon when he turns 18. Naturally. I hope everything continues to go smoothly for you all!

PS. She birthed him at the new Mercy West hospital, which is absolutely gorgeous. If you have the option to deliver there, DO IT.

Meet Luca Robert | Born April 18, 2013 | 7.2lbs | 21″

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Love, Melanie.

Luca. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - April 21, 2014 - 9:46 pm

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Welcome Riley Christine. {just born}

What a special day it was for Jess and Cory to welcome their baby girl, Riley into the world. The day was most bittersweet as her namesake is Cory’s mom, who unexpectedly became an angel not even two full years ago. It was a pleasant surprise to them when their Dr. scheduled Jessica’s c-section on, whaddya know, Nana Christine’s birthday. How special to share your birthday’s with your guardian angel. Big Bro Cameron was the first baby I shot a few years ago in the hospital in the postpartum wing, which actually inspired Kelly and I to offer “just born” sessions. Looking back at his session, it’s hard for me to see any resemblance at all! A couple pounds different, but both rock a full head of red hair! So happy to share these moments with you again. Of course you look amazing as ever! Can’t wait to squeeze on her at her newborn sesh! Love you!

Meet Riley Christine | Born April 8, 2014 | 6.11lbs | 19.75″

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Love, Melanie.

The Stewarts. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - April 28, 2014 - 7:45 pm

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Riley. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - April 15, 2014 - 7:40 pm

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Cory Stewart - April 10, 2014 - 1:45 am

It is indescribable all the different emotions felt on a day like this. The joy of a new life to share. The proud, unconditional love growing stronger as I watch our first born accept and love his new sibling. The amazement of watching my gorgeous bride become a seasoned mother of two. And finally the eye swelling pain of tears mixed with happiness having the blessing of delivering a sweet little girl who will share her Nana’s name and birth day. Many thanks to you Melanie for catching all this through a lense that will preserve everlasting footprints of this memorable day.

Melanie E. - April 10, 2014 - 1:31 am

One of your best shoots yet! I especially love the picture that is third from the bottom.

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We love being welcomed back to shoot for the same families we have already documented births for. I had the honor of shooting Bentley’s birth just shy of two years ago and on Sunday spent the day with them meeting their newest son, Eli. I had multiple bouts of dejavu walking into a room packed with their families (probably the most people I’ve ever seen in attendance when it’s not the first baby). The whole family patiently waited while the hardcore fans cheered on the UK basketball game in and out of their room. Colt was praying for the perfect day of his son being born and UK winning. Well, he got one of the two. :0

Adrienne, beautiful as ever, had another smooth and drama free delivery. I just love watching her happy as can be while she labors in bed. Just like the last time she labored quickly with just a little extra pitocin help in the end. This delivery was even better as she “labored down” so long it only took 4 minutes to push him out. Hollerrr! Eli was the spitting image of Bentley 21 mths ago, 7.11lbs and 20.5″. Soon the room was back packed with everyone loving on Eli and trying not to anxiously watch the final minutes of the UK loss on the tv. HA!

Congrats again, friends! You make adorable kiddies! So good to hang out and chat all afternoon while waiting for baby! I will see you soon for your portrait session!:-)

Love, Melanie