Louisville Birth Photographer:: Ava
When Taylor texted me to let me know she was heading to the 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 her weekly appointment the day before 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, 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. 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 beautiful and incredible images for this momma to explore (of course, I’m not going to share the good ones on here), but I hope that some of her favorites are these – the ones 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.