With it being Mother’s Day weekend, I figured it was appropriate to blog the latest delivery I got to photograph. Danelle and Daniel are 1st time parents and I got to photograph them just a few weeks ago during Danelle’s maternity session. Before I knew it, 3 weeks had passed and I officially on baby alert. At 2am on April 25th, I got the text from Daniel letting me know that Danelle’s water had broke and they were on their way the hospital. So I headed over at about 8am and started documenting the labor process. Danelle was VERY calm throughout her labor. Danelle’s mom and her mother-in-law were BEYOND encouraging, cheering Danelle along the whole way and giving her words of comfort. It’s always so special to see mom’s supporting their daughter during baby deliveries. There’s an unspoken bond that only moms can understand when they see another woman giving birth. They know every feeling, every emotion, the intensity, and the excitement. It’s a full circle moment when a mom gets to see her own daughter give birth to a child all their own. Being in the room and capturing these moments is probably one of favorite things I get to photograph. Danelle conquered her delivery like a true champion and before we knew it, Baby Cooper was born! Happy, healthy, and with a head FULL of hair! Everyone was just so excited for the moment that they all had been waiting 9 months for. Every time I do a delivery I end up crying at some point because the pure joy, excitement, and love in room is just so contagious, you can’t help but catch it and get caught up in such a special moment with everyone else. I’m so happy I got to be there and capture for special time in this new family’s life and I can’t wait to photograph Cooper’s newborn portraits. Enjoy!