On the morning of August 18th 2012 I received the phone call I had been anticipating – my birth photography client Cheryl had been feeling contractions and would be headed to the hospital! As the morning went on I grew anxious for the final call to be told that Cheryl had been admitted and that it was time! Shortly thereafter I was on my way to the hospital to photograph the birth of baby Kelela.
When I arrived I was greeted by Cheryl’s excited and anxious mom and cousin in the waiting room. The anticipation in the air was tangible. Being the first grandchild for Cheryl’s parents I could tell this day was monumental. To be in the presence of it was wonderful. Shortly after my arrival I was brought in to see Cheryl. Things progressed slowly at first so we had the opportunity to chat a little and I was able to document some of the details and smaller moments. As the day went on and things progressed we saw a few of Cheryl’s family and friends coming in to hold her hand and offer encouragement (I was told there was quite the turn out of family members in the waiting room by the end of the day!). Two of her close friends remained for the majority of the time though, and what amazing friends they were. Truly. Their positivity and encouragement for Cheryl was inspiring and so beautiful to witness. Everyone deserves friends like these amazing women.
At 7:46pm baby Kelela entered the world at 6 pounds 15 ounces. She was perfect, healthy, beautiful and the most gorgeous head of dark hair! It was apparent from the moment that Cheryl and her family laid eyes on her that everyone was smitten. She is a little girl who is very clearly a treasure to her family. A little princess who is no doubt loved beyond measure.
Cheryl, Kelela, family and friends – I wish you all the happiest of days together as you welcome baby Kelela into your family. It was a privilege for me to be there as your Ottawa birth photographer and to document this miracle in your lives. I sincerely hope that these images will be ones that you hold close to your heart for a lifetime.
To inquire about having your own home or hospital birth photographed by Ottawa Birth Photographer – Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! I am currently booking births for Fall and Winter 2012 and would be honoured to document your baby’s birthday!