There is nothing that is more of a miracle than birth. Even when Krister and I were convinced we did not wish to have children, I loved witnessing a brand new baby coming into this world. The first time I photographed a birth it was for a former bride/groom of ours. I loved the couple, and witnessing them go through the anticipation, pain, love and wonder of their little boy coming into the world hooked me on photographing births from that time on!
This story was similar. Oksana and Ryan were a wonderful couple that Krister and I had the privilege to photograph on their wedding day in the Dominican Republic. On our 3 hour drive to some amazing trash the dress locations we got to know them better, and when Oksana let me know she was pregnant I was so excited for them! Now a friend of mine, I knew I’d love to be there for their miracle. Luckily they wanted me there too ;).
Oksana was called into the hospital without any notice, and I made it to the Grey Nuns Hospital in time to be a part of the anticipation, the eagerness, and witness the beauty of the moments just before the two became a unit of three. When Kaleb was born I could barely contain my excitement. It is great at moments like these to have a lens to hide behind. I’ve shed not a few tears on wedding days or baby photo shoots behind my camera. Kaleb was so little, so amazing… so perfect. As family entered and met the little one for the first time ever I had the amazing job of capturing all of these firsts. “Special K” will always hold a little place in my heart. Thank you so much Oksana and Ryan for allowing me to capture his beginning!