I thought once I got my new website going my blog would stay updated, boy was I wrong. My excuse? Summer. I blame it all on summer time. Not only is it busy with work it is for my personal life as well. This blog is very special to me because it combines those two things. I got to photograph my nephews' birth. I was so happy when my sister in law caved to my begging. After all, having a baby is a very private and emotional thing. She thought about it and asked myself and her other sister in laws to be there with them on the big day.
It started with some waiting... She had been induced in the morning and I arrived about an hour after her water had been broken. Things were going slower than her two previous births, Henry wasn't ready just yet. The company while waiting was great. I am very lucky to marry into the Schaefer family and have amazing in laws. Not only do I love my in laws, but my sister-in- laws in-laws are pretty awesome too. Confused? ;) I have gotten to know some of them over the last few years as Julia and Brind got married and started their life together. Henry is their third baby. I started my business right when they had their first, Violet. I got to do a newborn session for her but my work changed quite a bit since then, so I was excited to get to capture this time for them. I felt a mixture of nerves and confidence that I could give them the images that would help them remember how special Henry's birthday was.
It didn't take long for things to move along. Henry was delivered in one contraction! Julia did amazing and he arrived at 2:30pm at 9 pounds and 1 ounce. It all happened so fast and was so amazing. I remember having goosebumps and feeling a little bit shaky with excitement. Seeing a tiny person come into the world and take their first breath is an amazing thing. Henry couldn't have been born into a more perfect family.
While getting their preview together I asked Julia what song she thought might fit Henry's birthday and she said Green by Sister Hazel. It's a little more upbeat than I would usually pick but they are an upbeat family, so I think that it fits perfectly. Thank you Julia and Brind for letting me be there. I am so glad I didn't have to miss it! I love you guys and congratulations on the newest addition. I can't wait to capture Henry as he grows, see you guys in a week for newborn pictures.
Oh and welcome to the world, sweet Henry. Auntie loves you.