This sweet little family is stationed here at Fort Leonard Wood as well currently, and I was excited to take them to Happy Hollow for little man's first birthday photos and some family shots. Mom and Dad were totally on board with relaxed photos without saying "cheese", and we played a little and just enjoyed the morning while capturing their playful interactions and smiles.
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I'm so excited to share my own birth story with you guys! If you go way back to THIS POST, I talked a little about my first two birth experiences and shared the few photos I had. This time, when my baby-fever having husband finally convinced me to have another one, I knew I wanted to do things differently.
From Magic Hour's Mission Statement:
We are a national network of professional photographers who look to serve individuals and families fighting cancer. We do this by coordinating a photo session to celebrate the truly important things in life through photography. These charitable portrait sessions provide an opportunity for families to feel special and strong while they relax, smile and enjoy time with loved ones. Above all, we strive to express compassion and love as we support them, no matter the outcome of their battle.
One of the benefits of having a homebirth was no immediate bath. Madeline was dried off and the vernix was rubbed in. Some benefits to allowing this is reduced risk of infection, improved temperature control, improved maternal bonding, no baby lotion required (vernix is natures baby lotion), and stabilized infant blood sugar. (article here: Delaying Baby's First Bath)
We finally decided it was time, and BOY did she have a lot to say about it!