Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First 48: Babies K and B

I thought I'd try my hand at some birth story type photography, so when a friend of mine's sister was expecting twins, I offered my services.  Last Friday I got the call and headed to the hospital.  Here are a few select photos taken within the first 48 hours of arrival.  I thought about whether I'd like photos of me in labor posted on someone's blog--and decided I wouldn't.  So even though I have permission, I'm being really discrete here and only posting ones that I wouldn't mind having posted, if it were me. 

Aren't I the luckiest photographer EVER??

The babies ended up being delivered via c-section, and hospital policy understandably keeps cameras out of the OR, but the nurse was great and as soon as the babies were wrapped up, she wheeled them into the room for a couple of quick photos before they were whisked away to be weighed and measured.  Someday maybe I'll live in a place where I can take photos immediately after birth, but for now, I'll take what I can get and be happy!

"So YOU'RE the guy who kept sticking a foot in my eye.  I oughtta..."

Big sister wasn't so sure about the idea.  This is as close as she would get while I was there!

All cozy in beautiful handmade blankets by Auntie.

I would LOVE to do more of this type of work!  I felt so honored to be able to document these moments, and being able to snuggle with such new, fresh little souls made this a weekend that I'll remember for a long time.  I'll be going to their home soon to take newborn portraits--and I can hardly wait!


heartquilt said...

Lynn -- these are beautiful and very tasteful photos. Too bad you aren't in Edmonton or I would pay you to do some family photos for us.


Chris said...

These are gorgeous photos Lynn! I can see why you'd want to do more photo work like this. I agree with you wholeheartedly!