Okay everyone, so bare with me as I write this. I’m no where near a journalist and I should’ve probably had someone spell check it as well. But….I think the photos will more than speak for themselves and you’ll probably be crying right along with me! This is obviously my point of view and I’m sure I’m missing so much, but without further ado.
Mallory got ahold of me a few months and expressed interest in having me do a newborn lifestyle session for her which…turned into her wanting the birth photographed instead! I couldn’t be more thrilled. We kept in touch throughout her pregnancy..may have helped we live one block from eachother and see eachother often for Hood Park events. Anywho…about a week before Logan arrived, she lets me know she’s having contractions and “Wednesday” may be the day. Well Wednesdays doctors appointment came and went with no baby. So the following Monday, I get a text saying she’s waiting for the doctor to call her back but they may be heading to Manhattan. I get plans made for all my children, and drop two off with a sister in law. As I’m pulling out of her driveway, I get the text “We’re leaving now!” So we all head to Manhattan with the hopes of a baby!
As I was passing through Clay Center, I received a speeding ticket and if you know me, that’s so out of my character (I once got pulled over for driving too slow!) Soon after, I get another text, from Brad this time, that they’re all checked in and in room #6! They let her know she wasn’t going anywhere!!
I arrived shortly after and started documenting everything. Mallory received her iv, some fluids, doctor broke her water, and she received an epidural. Brad was very eager to learn and was hoping to deliver baby himself. The pictures of him “watching” over Mallory, rubbing her feet, watching her epidural make me laugh so much. A little different than delivering animals, right brad?
Okay, so back to the birth. Mallory must have a high tolerance for pain, because she never seemed in pain or uncomfortable. She had one contraction where immediately after, asked “Did I just have a baby?” Brad of course looked! I noticed her belly seemed very low after that contraction and she decided to get checked. The nurse thought it might be best to just have the doctor check in case she was close. Well, she was surprised, along with everyone in the room, there was Logan’s head. Oh, and Mallory, Brad, nor anyone else knew what baby was yet! We all took guesses right before.
It was very fast after that, with Mallory pushing a handful of times, and arriving into the world AT 7:03PM was Logan, so perfect! Moms first expression is priceless and I would do it all over for just those first few images! As you can see, there are no delivery pictures since mom let me photograph down south…lets give her a little privacy! But for an hour or so right afterwards, I photographed the family (without big sister Finn who was staying with a friend). I hope to catch some family with sister very very soon!
Normally when driving back home from Manhattan, I’m super tired, have to crank up the AC and music to stay awake. Not this night. I was so pumped and couldn’t wait to get home and edit! No, I did not speed back!
Congratulations Brad, Mallory, and Finn. Logan is absolutely perfect! And thank you thank you thank you for choosing me to do this!!
Now go enjoy some images!