I’m struggling with how to put the feelings of the day of Riley’s birth into words. It was so emotional from the second I walked into the room. I received the message around 6:30am that Cuyler was in active labor and that they were heading to the hospital. I pretty much flew moch 90 all the way there thinking that since she was at 5cm already, I WAS GOING TO MISS IT! I practically slid down the hallway getting to the room. I took some deep breaths, told myself that “I could do this” and walked in. 13 or so hours later I was able to breath in the sweet scent of newborn baby just moments after her arrival. She didn’t quite come out as mommy had expected but none the less, she came out and she was stunning. The intensity of pain as Cuyler labored brought back the labor of my two children like it was just yesterday. I could “feel” the pain, I literally knew each and every ache and pain and overwhelming urge to push that she was feeling. I shed a tear, or two, while I hid behind the curtains, thinking that maybe, just maybe I would blend into the background and not get booted out into the hall. The immense joy of this sweet, adorable screaming baby was so brutally amazing. I loved capturing this day like nothing I have ever photographed before. It was moving and emotional. It was A-mazing. Thank you Todd and Cuyler for letting me capture this day for you. It was perfect. Period.
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