A SISTER IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

All births are beautiful, but not all birth stories need to be told in the same way. For a lot of women the idea of having someone in the labor and delivery room, or in Selena’s case, the operating room, is pretty much terrifying. As moms we can all agree that the day you give birth may be the most vulnerable day of your life, and while it takes incredible strength and power to bring a child into this world, not everyone wants to invite a new person into such a sacred space. For those Rebels there is an alternative.

BKphotography2015_Welge1BKphotography2015_Welge2BKphotography2015_Welge3BKphotography2015_Welge4

I first spoke with the Welge family a little more than a week before their daughter’s due date. They had a scheduled cesarean delivery and while they wanted the story of their third daughter’s birth told, what they really wanted was to capture their two older daughters meeting their sister for the first time. They wanted the story of the day they became a family of five to be beautifully captured forever. So that’s exactly what we did!

BKphotography2015_Welge5BKphotography2015_Welge6BKphotography2015_Welge7BKphotography2015_Welge8BKphotography2015_Welge9BKphotography2015_Welge10

I met them at the hospital two days after their sweet miss Ellie was born and waited for the Charlee and Maddie whirlwind to arrive!

BKphotography2015_Welge11BKphotography2015_Welge12BKphotography2015_Welge13aBKphotography2015_Welge14BKphotography2015_Welge15BKphotography2015_Welge15aBKphotography2015_Welge16

These girls are amazing. Charlee is the perfect big sister, so loving and sweet, calm and steady. Maddie, their free spirit, is equally loving but a little more, ok a lot more, wild. And Ellie, the baby, the quiet observer, two days old and already settled into her spot in the family.

BKphotography2015_Welge17BKphotography2015_Welge18BKphotography2015_Welge19BKphotography2015_Welge20

We didn’t tell the story of just Ellie’s birthday. We took a step back and told the story from a little farther away. The story of them finding the third little girl who made their family complete.

BKphotography2015_Welge21

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh I love this! Beautiful, candid photos.

    I have an opportunity to photograph a friend’s labor soon, and I am beyond excited. To me, there is something so miraculous about a baby and their first moments in the world. Ugh, I am tearing up just thinking about it.

    Like

  2. Love this read, beautiful photos too X

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s