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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | Carter

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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | Carter

What better day to be born that New Years Day! Needless to say I started off my 2017 the best way possible, celebrating a new life!

This mom right here battled her unmedicated labor like boss. LIKE. A. BOSS. Her husband, by her side supporting her every need. Sweet Alexis pushed just shy of two hours, but she never once gave up. She would rest between each contraction and come back even more determined to meet her precious boy.  

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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | Spurgeon

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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | Spurgeon

Completely not intentional that I have two back to back, multi-racial birth/adoption related stories to share. But brace yourselves for big brother by 9 months to steal the show when he smother's his new brother in kisses.

Brianne and Marc had a rough road to conceiving, they had tried for quite some time, but always knew adoption was part of their bigger plan, regardless of conceiving biologically. Baby Zeke came into their lives, and took the world's heart by storm. His big brown eyes, and a smile that lights up a room... not to mention the hugs he gave as he got older. 

I'm not sure if Brianne remembers this or not, but shortly after they adopted Zeke, they were at my house shooting his now famous Milk Bath session. Disappointedly, Brianne said she felt crampy, and was frustrated at the thought of her impending upcoming cycle. And I very stupidly (as I never would want to cause emotional pain on the subject) said, "Maybe it's implantation cramps!". Well little did either of us know, but she was in fact pregnant. Sweet baby Spurgeon was crashing his big bro's Milk Bath session!

I've never met two people more on fire for the Lord than these two. I mean they live it, they don't just talk the talk. I can't imagine two greater parents, for these two precious boys. The Lord knew what he was doing when He knit these lives together. Their family, their testimony will live out for years to come... as they show the world what God's love looks like. 

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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | June

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Columbus, GA Birth Photographer | Ker-Fox Photography | June

This time 3 years ago I was editing this little girl's big brother's birth. And now I'm sharing hers. The longer I do this, and the more repeat clients I get, it just adds extra sweetness to see my first timers coming back to become big siblings. James loves his June, and steals the show with his sweet hands loving on his baby sister.

And Courtney, well, she rocked this quick birth.... Just like no two kids are the same, no two births are the same. Things got real quickly after her water broke. Miss June was in a hurry to welcome the world with her smiles. Yes, she came out smiling, and making the most expressions I've ever seen a baby make in their first minutes of life. She is such a joy, and came into the world shining her happiness.

Jonathan, you were such a wonderful supportive husband! Taking care of your wife's every needs while still intermittently documenting it, in the perfect way that only you can. Thank you for sharing that space with me!

Thank you guys for asking me back into your lives again on such a special day. Thank you for trusting me with your memories!

These images were editing with my custom color presets that can be purchased HERE.

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columbus, ga birth photography | ker-fox photography | john

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columbus, ga birth photography | ker-fox photography | john

Sometimes life throws you curve balls, and specially with birth and it's ever unpredictable nature. Kristan was diagnosed with low platelets and was basically given two options for delivery... no epidural, or being put completely under for a c-section. Kristan is a neonatal nurse at St. Francis, and I would often see her up there working while I was shooting other births. I would always ask her if she was ready, knowing the options she faced. I think when you know you can't rely on an epidural, your head and heart embrace and prepare differently.

She was supported beautifully by her friends and colleagues throughout the day. Her husband was a constant force by her side, reading scripture cards to her, wiping her forehead, and doing hip/back compressions the entire labor. 

Kristan successfully navigated this birth naturally, and beautifully. I mean who am I really, but I was so so proud of her! 

She and Jeremy immediately blossomed into parenthood with such grace. I've loved watching this sweet boy grow, and I imagine I will continue to love watching him... just not to quickly for all of our sakes. 

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