Birth sessions are my favourite! You can’t beat watching the miracle of life right before your eyes.
Eight years ago I was able to watch through the window as my niece was delivered by c- section. Apart from my own babies, that was my first experience with child birth. After that I knew that I wanted to be present for many more deliveries. There is something so magical about them! I have had the honour of photographing many babies entering the world since then. Each one is so amazing. This time though I actually got to go in with my brother and sister-in-law Kelly as they delivered… TWINS.
Almost 6 years ago Kelly and I were waiting for the birth of our sons together. We had the exact same due date. She was living in the US at the time and I was in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I ended up having my son 3 days before she had hers. These two little boys are practically like twins themselves. They say that they came down from Heaven together and I don’t doubt it for a minute. Shortly after the birth of these boys, Kelly and my brother made the move to Calgary and we’ve been living about 7 houses apart ever since :)
I went on to have another little boy after that (my fourth) and Kelly waited so patiently to expand her family. It could not have been more of a blessing or miracle when we found out that they were expecting twins. A boy and a girl!
Kelly has been the bravest person I know through this pregnancy. She carried on without a complaint. She continued to be the best mom and aunt all the way along.
These gorgeous little babies made their debut 4 weeks early. The boy, Kingston Silver, came out first weighing 7lbs 4oz and the sweet little girl, Penelope “Penny” Love… was 6lbs 7oz.
Being there to capture the exact moments that these babies made their way into this world is truly a life highlight.
For this session I used my 50mm 1.2 lens. I didn’t have a lot of moving around to do so it worked really well for me. Especially given the lighting in the delivery room.