Welcome Jeremiah Charles {Just born}.

 Congrats to Mollie and Jeremy on welcoming their first child into the world. What a sweet little boy! You all seem very natural and loving, this parenting thing will be easy for you! Good luck in the future days and have so much fun cuddling! Thanks for having me!

Welcome Jeremiah | Born June 24, 2014 | 8.3lbs | 20.5″

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Love, Melanie

Sally - June 28, 2014 - 3:35 pm

All so precious. What a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing…love you

Melanie E. - June 26, 2014 - 9:48 pm

That first shot is such a prize! Precious smile. Love the second to last one too.

A Beautiful Beginning: Gabriella Zoe’s birth story.

After having delivered her first baby early, Erin surely assumed this baby would be at least “on time.” Well a week passed and then ANOTHER week and still nothing. Two weeks over due she said, “in prayer with my husband, I heard the Lord very clearly say to me, “Stand Back and Watch Me MOVE!” Even though, this instruction was impressed upon my heart I just wasn’t sure how he was going to work out all the details of my birth story.” She set up her induction for 42w2days at 9 am, only to find herself checking in for that induction well into active labor. She was hesitant about the induction being on friday the 13th, but the Gabriella ended up choosing that date anyway!

As I rounded the corner into L&D I hear a very loud scream and booked it to their suite only to find Erin so peacefully in bed. (The poor gal nextdoor spent the rest the hrs I was there screaming! Yikes! Erin’s doula, Melanie, was so close to going over to intervene and help that mama breathe it out right!) Meanwhile, I couldn’t believe Erin was transitioning so calmly. A quick hop into the tub broke her water, bringing her back to the bed to push. Not long after and barely a peep out of Erin, she was finally here! 8.14oz, 21.5″ of delectable sweetness. Her birth story was exactly what she prayed for and more (many thanks to her Melanie’s support!). They couldn’t get over how well everything worked out. Thanks for having me and sorry it couldn’t be Kelly again! (She couldn’t reschedule her session and ended up shooting my evening session for me as well!!) Though I think surrounding you with Melanies was enjoyable, yes? ;)Hope everything continues to be wonderful for you all! Congrats to everyone! She’s beautiful, just like her mama!

Love, Melanie

Gabriella. » LOFT 3 PHOTOGRAPHY - June 23, 2014 - 10:12 am

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a beautiful beginning: jonah august’s birth story.

The more births we shoot, the more we realize that they are just so unpredictable! I got a text from Amanda at 9:30am the morning of 6/9 that she was being admitted to be induced. Her water had broken (at least partially), but she wasn’t dilated or effaced at all, so we all knew it could potentially be awhile. Well she went all day Monday and then overnight with basically no change, so her doctor started pitocin around 6:30am Tuesday. I didn’t hear much all day Tuesday about her progress, so I knew that wasn’t a good sign. I had just sat down to eat dinner and discuss with my husband whether the kids should spend the night at grandma’s again since it was looking like a middle of the night birth when I got a text from Dave saying Amanda was being prepped for a c-section. I didn’t know any details then, but I left right away and was greeted in the waiting room by Amanda’s very excited, very lovely family. As it turns out, the baby’s cord was wrapped around his neck twice and he was posterior, so that would explain the 2 days of labor with not much progress!

We received the news via text from the OR that baby was born at 7:46pm and was 7.5lbs, 20″ long and was healthy…but the gender was still a secret at that point. Amanda and Dave didn’t find out during the pregnancy, and the family was on the edge of their seats waiting for Dave to come in and announce boy or girl. Finally Dave came in beaming and announced BOY! That was all he was allowed to say, though, because Amanda wanted to tell everyone the name when they came in to meet him. Little Jonah August had quite the welcoming party, and even though he put his mama through the ringer for 2 days, all she could say was “it was soooo worth it”. You’re right mama, they are always SO worth it:)Congratulations on your beautiful new son!

Love, Kelly