You’ll recognize Nicole and Adam from their maternity pictures that I had the pleasure of taking this summer during those crazy Oregon fires. Nicole and Adam are a beautiful, quiet couple who impressed me with their ability to remain calm and positive throughout their labor and delivery. Nicole was a warrior through days of labor and proved to be a truly amazing woman as she labored at home with Adam and their midwife. As time went on, they decided to head to the hospital so that Nicole could get a bit of a break. Nicole fought so hard, but her body was having a hard time progressing and little Niles was having a tough time keeping up with days and days of contractions. In the end, it was decided that a cesarean would be the best route to go. I got to the hospital right before Nicole was taken back for surgery. The hospital only wanted one person in the operating room, so I wasn’t able to go back this time, but I was able to document everything right after little Niles was born and brought into recovery. I stayed for a couple of hours. It was such an honor to be there just moments after little Niles was welcomed Earthside and it was amazing to watch Nicole and Adam become parents together.
Two weeks after little Niles was born, I had the pleasure of spending three hours with their family to take some new baby shots in the comfort of their home. Nicole and I were able to chat about her birth experience while she nursed Niles and I captured some of those sweet new baby moments with my camera. Niles is such a sweet little boy and it was great to be able to spend that time with them. Looking back it was so much fun to be able to share this journey with them as their maternity, birth and new baby photographer.
Please enjoy some images from their birth and new baby session below, starting with their photo and video fusion slideshow (which comes with all of my birth combo packages.) Actual photos are below the slideshow for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!
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