Several months ago, my friend Jackie asked me to photograph the birth of her third child. Being a pretty amazing birth photographer herself, I was extremely honored and super excited to capture such an amazing time in her and her family’s lives. Jackie and her husband Steve didn’t know the sex of their baby beforehand, and already having two beautiful little girls, they were hoping to add a baby boy to the mix.
Fast forward to three weeks ago… It was finally time for baby to arrive! At the hospital, baby Noles was taking a little longer than Mommy and Daddy anticipated, so we had plenty of time to talk, laugh, and share stories. Jackie shared several occurrences during her pregnancy when total strangers would come up to her and tell her she was having a boy. That, along with some other ‘old wives tales’ hinting towards a baby boy, the excitement was at an all-time high!
Finally, at 11:26 pm, Declan Michael Noles made HIS appearance!!!
It was truly an amazing experience being present at the birth of my dear friends’ son, and also being able to photograph those precious moments that they will be able to cherish for a lifetime.
A special thanks to Dr. Plymel of Oakwood Hospital for allowing me to be there, and also for being one of the kindest, most caring doctors I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Congratulations Noles family! Declan is beautiful and SO, so precious!!
OH, you know those gorgeous supermodels that seem to wake up out of bed looking fabulous? Well, that is how Jackie is with childbirth. She spent 99% of the time giggling and smiling. I am pretty sure she’s superwoman!
It’s a BOY!!!