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Joyful Birth Surrounded By Family

Mar 20

family surrounding hospital bed

If you asked me, I would say I never take on births anymore. But sometimes, the timing works out perfectly and I can’t say no. Truth is, I wish I could say yes to births all the time! The magic of the moment when a human enters the earth is a special kind of sacred you have to see to understand. Documenting a birth is unlike anything else.

Codi’s birth was special in that all of her family (husband, mom, dad, and sister) were all present for the experience. Their closeness as family was palpable and the communal nature of this baby’s delivery was a certain kind of special I can barely put words to.

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When I asked Codi for her permission to share these images with you, she said something so beautiful to me. She said, “I’m so proud of every aspect of that experience. No picture is off limits (to share)…You should be proud and show off that work!” I’m very grateful to Codi & Aaron for including me in this incredible milestone and I’m so excited to share photos from this joyful, family-filled birth with y’all today.

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Thanks to new big brother Jack for this capture of me. 😊

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A few weeks after baby was born, I got to visit this fam at their house for a relaxed in-home newborn session. It was a calm and cloudy spring afternoon and we just took it easy while we made photos of this new family of four.

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If you haven’t yet, hop on over to my brand new website and take a look around! Also, if you’re interested in continuing to support my small business during this time, there’s a few things you can do:

  • Past clients, I’m hosting one of the biggest sales ever on prints and albums right now! Simply login to your gallery (clients as far back as 2013 received updated links earlier this week) and navigate to the “Shop” tab. If you never got an album or wall art of your session photos, now is the perfect time. Plus, all albums include a complimentary design by me. Use the code “LITTLEJOYS” at checkout for 25% off all orders over $35 now through March 31st!
  • If I had the pleasure of working with you in years past, feel free to leave an online review to share your experience with others. Online reviews are so helpful to small businesses and it’s a great way to show support during this time.
  • Prospective new clients, I will be booking sessions and weddings for the spring and summer. Reach out to get on the calendar now!

Thank so much to everyone for tuning in for this week of happy blogging! I know I’ve been really blessed from sharing in these joyful moments with my clients and I hope their stories have brought your a twinkle of glee in these uncertain times. Continued wishes of love and peace of mind to everyone!

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