May 11, 2019
Women are beautiful, but there is something that is extra stunning about a woman who just gave birth. I had the honor of capturing Shelby and her beautiful warrior of a child, after she delivered him. Crazy part, she had just labored 8 hours before this session.
You can read her entire birth story on her blog, and you should. I am more amazed each time I get to step into a hospital for a labor/delivery session or a Fresh 48 session, these moments are so special, dare I say even more sacred than a wedding day?
Graham was born quickly and was welcomed by his family the same day. I was there to capture the first hello’s and accidentally kicks, the first of many from one brother to another. I giggled as I watched Shelby hug and kiss her big boys, smile at her husband, take pictures, tie shoes, wipe faces, and gracefully walk into mothering three boys in a matter of minutes.
Follow Shelby on Instagram as she navigates motherhood and being a boy mom. Her first few weeks have been full, and not always in a fun way. Poor Graham was back in the hospital for RSV and gave this seasoned mom (and entire family) a scare. He is home now, and I bet there is hand sanitizer in every room. I hate seeing any mom go through something like that, feeling helpless is the worst. I lifted this baby up in prayer and seeing him come home was a blessing.