Welcome Milo – Birth Session – Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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It took my awhile to sit down and blog Milo’s birth. Honestly, I just didn’t have the words yet. I felt like I had just going through something huge with Brittany and Garrett and didn’t know what to say to even share a fraction of the feeling that I had the day of Milo’s birth. Hopefully the images speak for themselves and I don’t have to say much at all.

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At the very beginning of the year I found myself desperately wanting to photograph a birth. I am not sure why I had such a strong and sudden urge to do this. Like, I needed to find a mamma right then that was basically on her way to the hospital. Running a list of names through my head it dawned on me that Brittany was due in just days.  After a quick and very random message begging her to let me photograph her birth I found out she was in fact due a couple days earlier and I got this reply…

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“I’m glad you messaged! I’ve definitely thought about it but didn’t know if it’s a weird request to some people.”

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I guess her and I share the same love for this kind of weird. After assuring her that I was prepared to be there any time of day we were both left to wait. We did not have to wait long, later that day she started having contractions.

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This part of things was all new for me. She was having contractions. What does that mean? Hours, days yet? Being my first birth session and the fact that I never labored with either of my children, I really had no idea. It wasn’t long. She was in the hospital shortly after midnight and I arrived a bit after. Maybe even a couple hours prematurely since I know that I can get from my bed to labor and delivery within 15 mins. (Learned this bit while breastfeeding my NICU baby)

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Looking back, I wouldn’t have changed it a bit though. I was a silent observer to one of life’s most amazing and beautiful moments. This was an experience that I have never been close to. It was wildly intense, impressive, and wonderful. Seriously, Brittany was amazing. And Garrett right there with her.

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I cannot thank you two enough for trusting me to be a part of such a huge moment for your family. This is the lead up from my point of view. Watch the video to see Brittany and Garret welcoming little Milo into the world.

 

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