I got a text message Friday evening that Kristin Steel was in labor (3 weeks early) and that it’d likely be “that time” by morning. So I set out my clothes and my gear and went to sleep. I dreampt of Kristin delivering all night! I’d wake up and check my phone every hour it seemed like, feeling like I’d missed a call. But morning came and went, and no baby.
The weekend past, without interruption.
Monday Kristin calls me and says “today’s the day”. As I headed off for my E Session, Kristin said it’d still be a few hours. The session ended and I called for an update. It was then 7:47, and Tina, one of Kristin’s best friends answered and said, she was dilated to a 6 and they expect it to still be a few more hours. At 8:06 I got a call saying to get there as quick as possible that it was going to happen sooner than they’d thought. Good thing I have my cooper back now, bc I was driving “Italian Job Style”. I got there at 8:27 and Zane was born at 8:40.
Kristin is seriously amazing. She made it seem like it was nothing (no epidural either mind you)
Now, I’m not trying to drag this story out for absolute ever. But last night was pretty special for me. I’ll try and make this as quick as possible…
I was in college, studying psycology, trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do with my life. I knew I didn’t want to be a work-a-holic (laugh-able I know, bc I totally am). I always loved photography and so I thought that would suit me well. I never guessed that I was going to LOVE my job as much as I do. I get to be a part of some of the most precious moments of people’s lives!! I’ve been documenting Kristin and Donny’s moments since little Jayden (their first born) arrived. We all get to grow together and it is just really special.
Jess these are on a whole new level of awesome – almost makes me want to have a baby (and I so don’t right now). What a great moment to capture in their lives, the pictures are absolutely beautiful and so photojournalistic. I love unposed pictures 🙂 Way to go girly! Hard work (and patience) pays off!
Dave Shilling says
Breathtaking is the only word necessary.