I had been in Palo Duro Canyon with no cell phone service when Julie let me know she was in labor. When i finally returned to the rim of the Canyon i started receiving alerts from her. I quickly rushed back into town… thinking i would miss it. I literally ran the entire way through the parking lot, hospital entrance and through the hospital hallways … sweat covered and bathed in insect repellent.
but things were much more calm in the delivery room. Julie was sitting in bed smiling and the staff was quietly preparing for his arrival. Shortly after, James arrived in a similar fashion; calm. no fuss. and laid back baby perfection!
one of my favorite moments after a baby is born is when a man “stands in the gap” between the mother and her baby while they are both getting post delivery care. It happens naturally and it is one of the most pure moments that occurs. It always brings a tear to my eye to see this.The following morning, i came back to see him meet his four older siblings. these next few photos make me cry. this is why i love birth photography so much. the love just overflows. Randall and Julie – i so appreciate you allowing me to be a part of your memories and the arrival of your son. Your birth story will remain one of my most favorite. Thank you for sharing this with me and for being so generous and welcoming at every step! i look forward to seeing you more in the future !
be infinitely blessed