Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ian's Birth in Pictures

Oh boy.

These pictures.

I cannot tell you the intense emotion these images bring. I have yet to look through them with dry eyes. We were so incredibly blessed by my work family who paid for Ashley from In Bloom Photography to come and be a "fly on the wall" during my labor and delivery process. She captured such dear, sweet moments that wouldn't have remained in my memory forever, but now I have these images that I can always look to and weep over. They are so incredibly special to me.

And yet, sharing them here feels very vulnerable. I'm letting you in on one of the most intimate moments of my life. There is just SO much emotion attached to them. It is with great trepidation that I hit "publish." Be warned, there are a few juicy baby pictures. 

The remainder of the post is captionless, but if you need a refresher, I've already written out Ian's birth story. You can find it here.  

Please Please PLEASE be respectful of photography as an art form; these photos are the result of a lot of hard work and should be given credit where credit is due. Ashley gave us such a special gift and I think it only fitting to be respectful of her as a photographer. Not only that, they are copyright protected by In Bloom Photography, not to be reproduced without permission. If you like what you see, you should go "like" her Facebook page. You can find it here.


Tonya said...

Absolutely beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!

Francis said...

Congrats! Beautiful pictures!

Kendra said...

This gave me goose bumps. Birth is one of the most beautiful things in the world that is so intimate. Thanks for sharing these. I just love birth stories and feeling like I was there...

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