2020 was difficult, and my heart goes out to everyone that was trying to celebrate milestones that couldn't do that with their families like they had planned. Birth Photography was essentially stopped for the majority of the year, but a couple of months ago our local hospital changed their policy to allow two people in with the mother. Brooke and Blake made the decision to have their day documented and allow me the honor of being their second person so that they could share the photos with everyone who couldn't come to the hospital to meet their son.
Brooke was induced the morning of December 21 and labored throughout the morning and early afternoon, steadily progressing until Brayden got a little bit stuck and needed a little assistance. Brooke was an absolute champion though. Instead of saying "I can't do this" (which most women do as they're pushing) she would say "I've got one more." Blake was always on hand with ice chips, chapstick, and emotional and physical support. After about 2 1/2 hours of tough pushing, Brayden Guy Browning was born at 4:48pm, weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long
My favorite photo of the day: (and all you mommas know the joy of finally getting to eat afterward)
Surprise! You also get a peek at the Brownings coming home and Brayden meeting his grandparents for the first time!
Browning Family, I hope you had an amazing first Christmas as family of 3! It was an honor to photograph another special day for you and I can't wait to watch Brayden grow. Have a wonderful 2021!!