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Maternity | Columbus, GA | Ker-Fox Birth Photography | Baby Myers

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet soon-to-be big brother's newborn photos nearly 3 years ago. And on Friday, I'll have the pleasure of sharing the room when his new baby brother is born! Jeannie and her sweet husband are just the best and I'm so thankful we had the chance to get a quick session in to document her and all her beauty as a pregnant momma. Jeannie reminds me of a Renaissance muse, straight out of a Botticelli painting, the Primavera, immediately came to mind. She is the picture of perfection and wears motherhood so gorgeously!

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Birth Photography | Columbus, GA | Ker-Fox Birth | Evie's Grand Entrance!

Every birth photographer fears not making it to the birth in time and missing the delivery. It's the things our nightmares are made of. It will happen, in my career I will miss a birth from a baby being born so quickly. But I never, in a million years, imagined I could nearly miss a birth while in the hospital's waiting room, a mere 50 yards from my sweet client's room. At 4 weeks postpartum myself, I was shooting my first birth after having my own baby and therefore needing to pump while at the hospital. Everyone was so understanding and gracious, even giving me a nice private room in the NICU to pump! Nolan's very kind family offered to buy me lunch and I obliged. And thankfully so! Had I not stayed to eat lunch with them I most definitely would've missed this birth. After eating lunch I decided I better return to Kelly's room and grab my pump for one last pumping session before things got moving. Upon returning to her room, I could clearly see she was in transition and in pain. The nurse checked her within seconds of me being in the room. Kelly was at 8cm. Mentally I thought I still had time to pump, bent down to get what I needed, before hearing a very distinct vocal range (to put things mildly). I turned around to realize the baby's head was crowning! Organized chaos ensued. Yelling for doctor, pleading with Kelly not to push... in comes the doctor. Cool, calm, and collected,  just in time to, quite literally, catch sweet Evie. Dr. E was amazing throughout the day. He had such a calm presence about him, even early on when Kelly thought her labor wasn't progressing. His quiet reassurance was quite encouraging. And even in what seemed like craziness, all of the nurses and medical staff handled the moment like seasoned pros. As photographers we have the pleasure of time-stamps on our photos... while editing, I looked back through these images leading up to delivery. From the time I stepped back into her room after lunch, to the time the baby was born was 3 minutes ladies and gentlemen. 3 MINUTES! She progressed from 8cm-10cm and baby born in 3 minutes.

Kelly was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. All natural, beautiful, powerful! She had been rocking along all morning to her hypnobirth audio, smiling, laughing, loving on her husband.

These two! I swear, I've never seen a support system quite like what Nolan provided his bride. And you guys, his expressions are PRICELESS!

Kelly and Nolan waited until delivery to find out what they were having. But their precious first born knew the whole time, he even named his unknown sibling "Penelope". When he entered the room to see his sister for the first time, Kelly and Nolan were worried he wouldn't accept this new name, specially considering she was, in fact, a girl. They said, this is your sister... her name is Evie. And precious Oliver didn't skip a beat. He looked at his sister with adoring eyes and simply said, "Hello Evie".

Not many times do I say this, and don't get me wrong Kelly and Ms. Evie are rockstars... But this time, I think the boys stole the show.

For more information on booking your own birth click HERE.

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Birth Photography | Columbus, GA | Ker-Fox Birth | Merritt

  Let me start off by saying I love all of my clients. Most have never met me before our consults, but by the time their baby delivers we have forged a new but intimate friendship. And I count myself beyond blessed to call these families and strong momma's my friends. But there is something sacred and overwhelmingly wonderful when I have the honor of sharing the room when one of my closest friends became a mommy for the first time. Tears filled my viewfinder and streamed down my face watching the outpouring of love that instantly filled the room when Merritt arrived.

I've known Josh since 2006, he is such a sincere and devoted husband, and well, as you'll see in the photos, he is madly in love with his son. He's a natural at being a daddy! And Tatum, where do I start. We can talk for hours about absolutely nothing. We share secrets and vent about life. She would give me the shirt off her back if I even hinted that I was in need. I am so very blessed by her friendship. And watching her become a mom, as she slipped in to that roll so effortlessly, was inspiring.

I love that birth photography is what I call "work", as it never really feels like a job. It's my passion, my calling, and my desire to serve these families. I am humbled each time, and I marvel at the miracle of life. Our Creator is an amazing sculptor, who knits us all together perfectly in our mother's womb. Being present when life takes it's first breath, well there's nothing better really.

Tatum and Josh, I love you to bits. I'm so very proud of the parent's you've become!

To book me for your birth click HERE for more information.

Song: Mat Kearney - Breath in, Breath Out Song: My Epic - Doxology

 

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