My dear friend announced the coming arrival of her 5th child not many months ago (see maternity session photos HERE) so many of their family and friends have been counting the days until we would meet the new little one! His name was announced and we have been praying for him by name as well. Closer and closer the date came and surprisingly he was the first of his siblings to be born ON his due date! We had hoped I could be present for his birth to take photos of his first moments, but I was flying high above the clouds in an airplane returning from a convention when he was born. I was never so thankful for a WiFi hotspot! I was able to pray for my precious friend as she went through labor and see photos of him moments after birth. Before he was 24 hours old I was honored to be able to hug my friend and welcome her new baby boy to their family! The light was low in the hospital room and I was so thankful for my 5D mk iii’s amazing low light capability so no flash was needed even there. Most of these photos were taken at between 2,000 and 10,000 ISO. I am so proud of the strength and courage of my friend as she naturally delivered a 10 pound plus baby boy! He couldn’t be more beautiful!! His red hair is so similar to one of his big sister’s and yet he has sweet features of each of the other sisters and brother as well! He is truly perfect in every way! I was thrilled to be there when they brought him home to meet his siblings! The smiles on their faces and expressions of awe were unforgettable!
Congratulations to all of the family! Enjoy these first photos of your new son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin!