Cooper’s (first) birth(day)

Oh boy. I got to photograph something so special. Amazing Kim and Ron allowed me to be there with them during the birth of their son Cooper. I’m still completely awed when I look back at the pictures and am stoked I get to share them with you.

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As you can imagine I’ve never been present during a birth (apart from my own but well, memory is limited). So everything was NEW. The midwife was really cool about me being there and explaining me all kinds of things. This gadget makes you hear the little babies heartbeat. Which sounds like an army marching IMO.

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Dads can’t really do much but wait. This is such a Ron picture. At least as I know him :)

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Of course they can hold hands. Which is completely their job.

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Lots of THINGS. I’m not sure what and how. It’s quite a science.

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The only thing I was worried about, was seeing Kim in pain. And I predicted that right. It’s so hard seeing someone you care about in a lot of pain.

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She was a super hero btw. She was not feeling too great at all here but still all smiles at the staff and nurses. As far as I’m concerned she could have been yelling at everyone and still be totally OK in my book.

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Those nails! Most stylish birth ever.

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Also on the toes. Of course.

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I think this is one of the most emotional pictures I ever took. I promised myself to photograph the ‘story’ as it developed. And so I did.

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I AM SO PROUD OF HER. AND I TOTALLY CRIED.

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This is Cooper! He was superchill straight away. He did the obligatory cry and then just chilled and looked around. It was such an amazing moment. This is the first picture. Ever. He had been in the world for mere seconds. Wow.

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Look at those little smudgy feet. Aw!

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Dad got to do the honors!

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<3 so much love

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Kim’s mother was there as well. She was such a support. Everyone was such a support!

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Many peeking at the new family member!

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Dad has to make the phonecalls ofc.

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Obsessed with feet. Yes. SO TINY.

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See? Just chilling. Looking around like a boss. Totally on top of things.

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Just in case I messed up ;)

Oh wow I’m still so honored to have been allowed there. It’s so amazing to realize that little baby is only minutes old. I was on such a natural high the days after.

Thank you Kim and Ron (and Cooper!). Thank you! I hope I get to do this again for someone someday :)

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