Richmond VA Birth Photographer
I have been so lucky to be the life photographer for Christy and James ever since their engagement years ago when I was first starting as a photographer. These two humans are the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet. It has been my good fortune to get to know them in so many different ways. It is beyond an honor to be considered their friend. From their wedding to their first born Slate, I have seen Christy and James throughout all the big life moments. When they were welcoming baby boy number two into the family, it was only fitting I be there for the journey.
Christy and I had been staying in touch daily for the past two months about baby Atlas’s status. This kid was not in a rush to be born. It was lucky that I happened to be in town for a wedding when Christy went into labor. As soon as my wedding ended, I drove to their house. An hour later, we drove to the hospital together and very shortly afterwards, welcome Atlas into the world.
There is nothing quite like being in the delivery room with a couple as they welcome their child into the world. It’s even more special when it is a pair of very good friends that you respect so much. I loved witnessing the emotion from the pain to the joy. Birth is a whirlwind journey full of emotions. Every bit is as beautiful and miraculous as they make it out to be. I have been a part of other deliveries, and this one was just as special.
Little Slate was with us the entire night and morning. I think he was more excited than all of us to be welcoming “his baby” into the world. He couldn’t stop smiling!! My favorite photos are the ones of Slate when James is bringing Atlas into the recovery room for him to hold. Slate could barely contain his excitement, and the joy is so authentic and pure.
Being a Richmond VA birth photographer has led to so many incredible experiences. I look forward to meeting more couples who want to share this journey with me!
Check out Christy’s maternity session for Atlas HERE.