Birth Photography Unassisted Birth Avista Hospital Lafayette Baby Boy Rhys

Avista Hospital Birth Photography

 I have known Michelle since she was in middle school, to be her birth photographer and capture her baby boys birth was an honor. We started chatting in February about hiring a birth photographer to capture her babies journey into the world. Michelle use to work at Avista Hospital they specialize in births, so there was of course no other place she would rather have her baby. I like to keep in contact with my clients as it gets closer to their due dates and especially when they are down to the weekly appointments to see how they are doing and get any updates from the doc appointment. This was Michelle’s first birth, her due date was May 28th.  First births general can be a longer process, I sent Michelle a message on the May 25th just checking in with her.  She informed me she was at 2cm but the doctor could feel babies head and the doctor tried to scrap some of the membranes. The plan was to check in at the hospital the following Wednesday to induce if baby didn’t come on his own, I was pretty confident baby would arrive prior to that happening. Saturday I received a text from Michelle at 8:34am “Might be today, I have been having contraction off and on since 3am” At 10:16am I received another message that they were on the way to the hospital. She was dilated to 5cm and contractions were 4min apart, I live about an hour away so I got my things together and started heading that way. I arrived at the hospital at 12:30pm to find Michelle walking around the room in good spirits and smiling, her sister and Grandma where by her side keeping her company and there for support.

The afternoon progressed with tolerable contractions, allowing Michelle to move around as needed to get comfortable, laughing and conversation with the family, by 5:10 she had dilated between 6&7 cm. As it slid into the evening hours Michelle decided to enjoy the privet spa room, this was the perfect place to just have some quiet time, relax and concentrate on her body, this defiantly helped her progress I could tell the contractions were starting to get a bit stronger. Once back in the labor and delivery room Michelle decided to get an epidural to help with the contractions and  was able to take a few little cat naps by 7:50 she was fully dilated. Due to a family history of hemophilia her birth was to be unassisted meaning there would be no forcible tools such as forceps, vacuum suction or monitors attached to baby scalp, baby was to come on his own and on his own he did, arriving at 10:58pm after 12 minutes of pushing Michelle was holding her little baby boy in her arms

Baby Boy, Rhys, born at Avista Hospital, May 27th, 2017.Birth Photography an unassisted birth at Avista Hospital Lafayette Baby Boy Rhys

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Rhys Birth Story Video includes live clips

 

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

July 25, 2017 - 10:46 pm

Ash Meier, Denver Wedding Photographer - Crazy and amazing. Whenever I see these photos it reminds me of my births. Great job!!

July 22, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Christie Matherne - Wow, what beautiful moments to keep forever. These are fantastic birth story photos.

July 22, 2017 - 10:08 pm

Laura kinser - What a wonderful story!

July 21, 2017 - 8:47 pm

Kay Beaton - What beautiful photos and what a wonderful gift you share with families in this sacred time!

July 21, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Sonja - What a cute momma! And what a beautiful job you have! Birth stories are always so amazing- thanks for sharing!!

July 21, 2017 - 5:11 am

Mary - Wow amazing, what an amazing mama. Congratulations!

July 21, 2017 - 3:50 am

Emilyanne Hardy - I just love birth photography so much! These images tell such a beautiful story!

July 21, 2017 - 3:37 am

Brittany Slaughter - What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats to their family!

July 21, 2017 - 3:26 am

Haley Allen - Wow! Isn’t birth just so incredible! you did an amazing job Carrie! My girls were born at Avista too so I know those halls well.

July 20, 2017 - 9:54 pm

kyla - What a beautiful story. So much emotion and love! great job capturing such a precious moment!!

A Fast Birth of Baby Connor at St. Joseph Hospital of Denver

Birth Photography at St. Joseph Hospital 

I first met John and Catherine in November at our Santa Mini Session. Catherine reached out to me a couple weeks later about photographing the birth of their baby boy Connor and I was thrilled. She had informed her due date was Mach 5th and they planned on going to St. Joseph Hospital . She also told me their first babies birth was really fast so I told her when it was time for them to head to the hospital with their second birth I would head that way as well.

On Sunday February 12th I received a text at 4:30pm “having contractions, 3 that were 30min apart and 2 that were 15min apart. I am not sure they warrant just Braxton’s from working in the ER all day earlier but my husband is nervous so we will be leaving to go down and get checked.” Since they live an hour away her husband thought it was best to make their way to the hospital. I was at the grocery store, finished checking out, made my way home to grab my gear and was on my way hospital. At 4:45  Catherine texted me saying contractions were 10min apart. She was dilated to 3cm and 80% effaced. When I arrived they were both in good spirits, Catherine was really hoping Connor would wait, she was still on the schedule at work for another week, grandma had planned on flying in for the birth and they did not have the car seat. Around 9:00pm  doctors ended up sending them home as contractions started to become less consistent. I checked in with her throughout the week, she continued to have minimal, irregular contractions.

On February 18th at 4am Catherine woke up to contractions they headed to the hospital at 6:47am with contractions every 6min she was pretty confident this was the “real deal” as she stated. She was admitted to triage upon arrival, they continued to keep me posted as I loaded up and headed to St. Josephs. At 8:41am I was notified that she was being moved to Labor and Delivery, I wasn’t very far from the hospital. While in the parking garage another texted came through at 8:46  Catherine was 6cm with a bulging bag.  I quickly made my way to labor and delivery checked in and was waiting for the nurse to tell me what room they have moved her to.

So they are family of doctors, she works at St. Josephs as well as her dad who happened to be on the schedule that morning and was able to be there for the birth,  John works in Colorado Springs but also travels to another site in the Denver area. He was working at the Denver location and was notified to make his way to the hospital. He was still in his scrubs when he arrived, stopped by the room to see how Catherine was doing and then went to get cleaned up and changed. While he was gone Catherine had the urge to start pushing so they messaged him that baby was on his way so he ran back just in time to witness his baby boys birth.

I am talking to the receptionist at the labor and delivery area and getting a bit antsy, they keep telling me they did not have a patient with that name at the check in. I receive another text message from John that baby had arrived. I was so disappointed, I didn’t get to capture his birth, this is why I stress to my clients to keep me informed so I can quickly find them. In the end it all worked out. I was able to capture the intimate moments of mom and dad with baby as well as other family members as they began to trickle in and big sister who was ecstatic to meet her baby brother.

Birth Story Video includes live clips

Connor was born15 days early  at 8:54am weigh 6lbs 8oz

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

July 14, 2017 - 9:36 pm

Ash Meier, Denver Wedding Photographer - Such a special moment. Great job!! I could never shoot one of these and you made it look effortless.

July 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm

Haley Allen - Awww they are so sweet and squishy at first!!! You captured this beautifully Carrie! I can only imagine the panic & stress of photographing a birth when you can’t find your mama to be. So glad you captured these first hours for them! They will cherish them!

July 14, 2017 - 4:30 pm

Anna - Welcome to this world Baby Connor!!!! Love all the pics! So many wonderful memories of a very special day for the family to cherish.

July 14, 2017 - 4:29 am

Jenae - these are amazing! I love the documentary style of these…you captured this perfectly for them! Love the shot of her taking the cell phone photo of the baby! 😉

July 14, 2017 - 4:08 am

Bianca - Aww these are so sweet. I can imagine how stressful being a birth photographer can be…but also equally rewarding. You did an amazing job with these 😍

July 13, 2017 - 10:31 pm

elizabeth - What beautiful Birth Photography! I love how you feel like you were there. Stunning and heart felt images!

July 13, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Lindsay - What precious treasures these photographs are for the family. You can see how proud and excited the parents are. Beautiful photos and beautiful memories.

July 13, 2017 - 10:24 pm

Erica Swantek - Beautiful birth! Love the squishy little face.

Conifer Newborn Session, Baby Boy M

Conifer Newborn baby boy session

Baby M came to visited me at the studio for his newborn session at 11 days new. Mom and dad were so down to earth and easy going, mom even took a little nap during the session. I love when my clients are so comfortable and relaxed.

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Outfits from No. 2 Willow Lane, Blueberry Hill, and Paturici Pentru Pitici

Props from Mr. & Mrs. CO and JD Vintage

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

February 17, 2017 - 4:16 pm

Jenae - Holy smokes! So many adorable outfits and poses!! You got so many great ones!! Love the clean lighting and posing and editing style- beautiful!

February 17, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Justyna E Butler - Those priceless details….whish they could stay little forever!

February 17, 2017 - 1:49 am

Allie moore - What a sweet little one! Those green overalls are too dang cute. Beautiful posing and lovely images!

February 16, 2017 - 9:26 pm

Kathryn - Oh my gosh those sweet eyes and all the close ups! The pouty face! Love it all

February 16, 2017 - 9:16 pm

Deziree Dufresne - Sp soft and cute and squishy! Love all the outfits included, and so glad you convinced them to do some family stuff, those are always my favs!

February 16, 2017 - 8:13 pm

admin - Thank you, yes moms request was no props so I only did just a few.

February 16, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Melanie Graham - Beautiful and simple, I love it!

February 16, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Bridget Dvorak - I love the color scheme in this photoshoot! What an adorable little guy! Love!!!

February 16, 2017 - 6:09 pm

Jennifer - Oh my goodness those striped pajamas…that sweet face! LOVE!

February 16, 2017 - 5:50 pm

Rosie - What a sweet baby!! Beautiful work, and much love to this new family.

February 16, 2017 - 5:31 pm

Michele with one L - Oh my goodness! I adore these! That striped hat is the cutest, and I love the photos of him with mom and dad!!

February 16, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Emilyanne - Love all of the outfits. And the simplicity of them all. Perfect little guy!

Evergreen Photographer, Baby J, Milestone Session

Evergreen Photographer

This cute little Evergreen toddler came to visit me in my studio for his sitting milestone session. He was so full of smiles!

I received an email from this client that she was excepting and was so excited that they were expanding their family! I photographed their daughter when she was about 8 months old and than again for her 1 year session. To see her 6 month session click here.  Things got a bit hectic for this family so she didn’t get a newborn session scheduled but we scored for his milestone session. I love doing milestone sessions, every child is different some sit at 5 months and some are sitting by 8 months so rather than concentrating on the month I focus more on the milestone.

When my client received her gallery this was her responds,  “Soooo, these are freakin fantastic… HOW WILL I EVER PICK?!?!?!  Of course I just love hearing my clients say this!

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Mom requested image with teddy bear, love his expression when it was placed in front of him.

I absolutely love this first image with his hands up in the air, his way of telling me he was about done. I was able to get a few more pictures out of him though.

Capturing siblings is fun but can be a lot of work, sometimes they do not want to cooperate but you just have to go with the flow and then can get some super cute images.

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Outfits from Little Pink Elephant and Baby Portrait Prop Shop

 

Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

January 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm

Erica Swantek - Such an adorable little guy!

January 20, 2017 - 5:17 am

Valeria - So cute! Your lighting is perfect!

January 20, 2017 - 3:41 am

Elizabeth Mae - These are super adorable, Carrie! I can’t believe how much he smiled!

January 20, 2017 - 1:25 am

Allie - Ah! He just has the cutest smiles. And your sibling shots are beautiful! such a challenge with two little ones!

January 19, 2017 - 11:40 pm

Katie - These are so lovely! They will cherish them forever I’m sure. You have super cute props for your sessions!

January 19, 2017 - 10:51 pm

ginny - Love the ones of the two of them together! How precious!

January 19, 2017 - 10:11 pm

Emilyanne - Oh I just love little boys in suspenders and hats! So adorable!

Evergreen Newborn Photographer, Baby Boy G

Evergreen Newborn Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph this cute baby boy a few months ago. I met his mom while attending the Art Institute. We graduated the same year. When I found out she was pregnant I just had to reach out to her. He was so good during his mini session. We started off with the potato sack a fairly new pose I am incorporating into my sessions. He was nice and cosy all wrapped up,  look how peaceful he looks. evergreen-newborn-photographer-baby-pictures-infant-infant-pictures-newborn-pictures-baby-photos-newborn-photographer

It seems like lately I get a few awake images during my session, love his blue eyes, didn’t last long though and he was right back asleep. Baby’s moms family owns a cabin in Grand Lake, they spend quit a bit of time of there in fact that is where his mom and dad were married so I thought it was fitting to use my little moose from Little Knit Knacks

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Love the tucked in poses.

evergreen-newborn-photographer-baby-pictures-infant-infant-pictures-newborn-pictures-baby-photos-newborn-photographer There was one specific pose his mom told me his dad absolute wanted so after his feeding I did the froggy pose and he rocked it. Mom was so excited!

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Carrie Edwards Photography specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, cake smash and 1 year milestones in Denver Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado and surrounding areas but not limited to Arvada, Littleton, Golden, Morrison and Conifer.

November 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

Nicole - oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable newborn pictures! This baby is so cute and the outfits are precious. You must be a miracle worker getting that little boy into so many poses, and he looks as content as can be, great job!

November 11, 2016 - 3:24 am

ginny - And now I have baby fever…. Amazing job!

November 11, 2016 - 2:37 am

Sarah G - My goodness, what a cute baby! This set of photos is so beautiful. I love the tones and organic feel.

November 11, 2016 - 12:29 am

Katie Merrill - These are beautiful! So sweet and serene 🙂

November 10, 2016 - 11:01 pm

Rebecca Walsh - How adorable! Beautiful work!