Scott and Ashley’s journey to parenthood is their very own and I am in owe of their resilience, faith and love for one another.
I have known them for quite some years now. Ashley had her first baby girl 2 months before my girl was born. And while our girl was an easy “surprised” pregnancy, they had been trying and praying for a long time for their baby to come. And while our girl came out fast and furious and was home with us within 24 hours, they had to wait an entire week before being able to bring their beautiful Rosie home.
So when Ash asked me to document the birth of their second child, I felt extremely humbled and grateful for their trust.
This time around, they got to hold their baby when he was born, she got to breastfeed him right away, they got to spend the night together and more amazingly and almost to their disbelief, they got to take him home the next day. Things that some of us take for granted, feel unreal for others and hold ALL the Magic. There was a storm called Olivia (and you know it’s a real storm when she gets to have a name!) raging outside that night and as if witnessing a baby come into this world wasn’t powerful enough, Mother Nature greeted me with high winds and pouring rain as I walked out of the hospital around 2am and it somehow, felt like perfection.