On October 13, The most adoring and deserving parents got to welcome their sweet little boy into the world and I had the honor of capturing his first minutes on earth. I'm sure his mom has a whole lot to say about this moment so I'll keep my story short but I do want to share this wonderful experience with everyone! This was my first time capturing a birth and because of that this moment will always be so special to me. There's nothing quite like being able to witness a life being brought into this world. I hadn't known Kai's parents for long before this moment but in those 16 hours of waiting for his arrival they made such a huge place in my heart and I'll forever remember this time. On Monday the 12 in the afternoon I found out that Britney was feeling like she might go into labor, I had planned this moment with them months in advance so I was so excited to capture my first birth! I spent the afternoon preparing all my camera gear, packing an overnight bag and preparing myself for the night ahead. Just when I decided it was probably a false alarm and decided to catch some z's while I waited, I got a call at 11:22pm saying she had been admitted to the hospital! So I ran to the car, rushed my way to the hospital extremely excited for the night ahead.
I arrived shortly after the phone call to find Britney and Andrew in the delivery room so excited to meet their baby boy! Britney was in quite a lot of pain so she decided on an epidural to help her be able to relax and rest for a while till Kai was ready to make his arrival. As I was capturing the hospital I made my way to the waiting room and the room was completely full! But the only people there were Kai's family waiting to welcome his arrival and it was so amazing to see the support of so many people. I left Britney and Andrew for a while so they could get some sleep until it was time.
At about 7:30am Britney and Andrew were up and ready for Kai to make his appearance. She was just a few cm away from being ready to push and the the sun rose so sweetly into the room as they had a few moments to themselves as a couple before welcoming their sweet boy.
At about 9:30am it became time to push and Kai was ready to make his arrival. Throughout the whole process I was so amazed by how sweet and attentive Andrew was with his wife. I'm not sure how he was feeling in that moment whether he was nervous or scared but he was so calm as he tended to her.
Finally, at 11:22am Kai made his appearance into the world. Weighing a whole 7lbs 15oz and being about as cute as they come! And a whole lot of tears came with his arrival!
Kai's Newborn Session is also on the blog if you're interested in seeing the photos just days after this little guy got to go home!