It was 3pm on Sunday, Courtney was 5 days overdue, when she sent the text that read:
“You can come over now”.
I arrived at 3:25pm, and less than an hour later beautiful Brynn Marie entered the world. This is the story of her family’s journey.
Courtney had the most incredible support group including Mia Davies from Beginnings Midwifery Care, and her doula (above), Skyla Bradley with Blooming Bellies.
Gavin patiently awaited Brynn’s arrival, watching Thomas the Tank Engine and coming in for a peek every now and then.
Dustin holding Gavin as he caught first glimpse of his new sister:
Dustin holding Brynn for the first time.
She weighed a healthy 3.48 Kg’s (7 lbs 10 oz).
The happy family.
Mom and daughter.
This video was created for Courtney. She had passed along a video of a water birth and it greatly inspired me to capture her moment with video as well as stills. She didn’t realize there was video taken, so it was nice to be able to surprise her with it this morning.
Thank you Courtney, Dustin and Gavin for the honour and privilege of capturing Brynn’s first moments in the world. You have a beautiful family, I wish you nothing but happiness and the best in all things.
For more birth photography, please visit Hailey Nordstrom Photography’s offshoot: Arrivals Birth Photography.