I met sweet Melissa when I was taking school pictures of her oldest son. She was adorably pregnant. I told her how much I love photographing birth stories and luckily I did, because I got to shoot hers! We knew it would be a c-section since this was her third and we hoped beyond hope that I would be allowed in the OR.
She scheduled her c-section for first thing in the morning in hopes that the anesthesiologist wouldn't be tired, ready to leave and instead wouldn't mind me tagging along. After all the pre-op preparations were made, Melissa mentioned to her nurse that it would mean the world to have her birth photographed since there were aspects of it she had never seen. I couldn't believe it whens she walked back in with a surgical suit for me to put on! I loved accompanying Melissa and Ryan into the OR, watching them find out it was a boy--their third! It was an amazing experience.
Every birth is unique and so special. So grateful I could be part of this one. Welcome baby Luka!
Keywords: LDS Hospital, birth photography, c-section, elizabeth ashdown, salt lake birth photography, utah birth story
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