Southern Indiana and Louisville Birth Photographer | Ava

Being a Louisville birth photographer and awaiting the phone call leaves me bursting with anticipation… maybe even more anticipation than when I was actually awaiting my own delivery. When Taylor texted me to let me know she was heading to The University of Louisville hospital, she also mentioned that it was very unlikely that she was actually in labor. Her due date was weeks away, and she had just been to an appointment where there were no signs that baby Ava would be on her way anytime soon.

You guys, that’s probably the most accurate description of labor and delivery. You can never plan for it, and you can never expect it. Babies just make their own way in their own time, which is what Ava did.

Taylor was admitted and delivery was imminent. And I was so excited, I could hardly stand it. Her incredible support came from family and her husband, Parker – he was one of the most attentive husbands and fathers I’ve seen. In between her contractions, this momma was all smiles.  This is Joanie, Taylor’s extraordinary midwife. UofL is one of only two local hospitals (that I know of) with midwives available, and without a doubt, Joanie is one of the best. You guys. Birth is incredible to witness every. single.time.  This is the look of absolute joy.

I have so many beautifully detailed and incredible images for this momma to explore (of course, I’m not going to share those here), but I hope that some of her favorites are these. To me, these are the photos that show what a perfect experience this was. She had a successful VBAC, and it was an honor to photograph it. Ava:: you are such a sweet and gentle girl – it was a privilege to photograph your big entrance into the world.

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  • it’s the only photo we have of Winnie with her aunt Sallie because addiction is an evil that doesn’t give up, it’s a villain that won’t quit.
some people would say that Sallie lost her fight, but we know she won the ultimate battle and is celebrating 2 years in Heaven today.
we grieve everyday. it’s been 2 years without her and it’s been 2 years of missing her bottomless joy. but we are certain that joy is all over her face as she’s dancing with Jesus this morning. 🖤 #celebratingsallie
  • Who is ready for fall? 🍁 (aaaand everyone raises their hands 🙋🏼‍♀️😆) I took down Winnie's birthday decorations yesterday and immediately replaced them with all things pumpkin in my house. 🎃🙌🏻
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I'm back to work this fall, and I've got some fun things to look forward to. 🍂 I spent the summer building a downloadable PDF of my photography course, and I'm excited to have that available soon - sign up for my newsletter for early access and special pricing (link in my profile). 📷👏🏻
  • They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true. What they don’t tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up. 🕰✨
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We can’t believe that we’ve been living the best days of our lives for 2 years. Happy birthday to our girl, the most beautiful  and wonderful person I know. 🎈
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  • today, we are celebrating our girl - she doesn’t turn 2 for a couple more days, and we are savoring this last weekend with our 1-year-old. 🎈
(there are a few more birthday photos on my blog today: www.meaganwhitephoto.com)
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  • I took the summer off from shooting - we have had so many fun things keeping us busy, and I wanted to keep my sanity (I don’t manage chaos well 🤪).
That being said, I’m officially getting back to work after Labor Day. My girl turns two in a week, so I’m ending my summer break with her birthday. 🎈
My fall mini sessions are happening in a little over a month, so if that’s something you’re interested in, let’s make it happen. (link is in my profile) 🍂
I haven’t been on Instagram for a few days (which shouldn’t really be noteworthy 😆), but there’s nothing new in my feed (thanks algorithm), so tell me what I’ve missed - what’s new with you?
  • photographs are how I will keep her little forever. 🖤 don’t settle for taking photos that are just “ok” - let’s chat about how you can bottle up time with your camera with images that you love. 📷 (link in my profile) #ohmywinnie
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