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Monday, January 10, 2011


I love photography. Many of you know that already. It's my job, my life's passion, my cherry on the sundae of life - totally! There are so many memories about Kross's birth that I wouldn't have if it weren't for photography. All of these images I'm blogging with today were taken by my friend Megan. Megan is one of the two photographers who photographed our birth session for us the day Kross was born. These images were all taken by her and I couldn't be more pleased with each one. They are priceless to me. Priceless I say. The top image was of my first moment to lay eyes on Kross thru the nursery window as they wheeled me out of the recovery room following my c-section. I get so sentimental when I see this shot. It melts my heart over and over again as do all of the pictures Megan took. For example, the image below...if you look closely, it is of Brent leading Kenidi's hand over to Kross as she meets him and touches him in person for the very first time. I remember him telling her to be "gentle" as we always remind her to be. Kross is skin to skin on my chest and wrapped tightly inside my hospital gown. It's a family moment that I would have never seen like this had Megan not captured this moment via the camera. Oh yes...Photography ROCKS!

This next shot below is of Brennen with his iphone. He captured this picture of Kross thru the nursery room window and had it displayed proudly on his phone. Megan snapped that moment as he was showing it off. Good stuff!

And my Mom...well this is her as she laid eyes on her new grandson for the first time...

Megan captured raw and unscripted emotion. Again, it all just melts my heart. The next image is of my Dad and Step mom looking thru the nursery window with Kenidi and Brennen (at Kross of course). I love that Kenidi is on her tip toes here...

This one below is of my Step-Mom, Cathy, with Brennen. Loved this shot of the two of them. Soooo good! It was so very early that morning yet they both are smiling from ear to ear. Good times!

And again...below...nothing but excitement, laughs and smiles from both my Mom and my Step-Mom together on that early December morning. I'm so grateful for the amazing family that I have...

And here is Brennen looking in on his little bro in the nursery...

One of my other most favorite photos of this day is this simple one that Megan captured within a split second in time. If she would have blinked, she could have missed it yet her eyes were wide open and taking every movement and emotion in while behind her lens. This one below is of my Dad holding/touching my (very swollen and puffed up) arm following the birth itself. I plan to have this one framed and place it on my desk as a constant reminder that my Dad is ALWAYS there for me. ALWAYS. Not that I would ever really need a reminder but I just love the image THAT MUCH! The shot is one that only him or I would understand yet it speaks volumes for the definition of what kind of father I have. I love you Dad!

And the same goes again for this moment she captured of Kenidi holding my hand. Again, I'm so very swollen and puffed up beyond belief. However, no matter how horrible I remember myself looking by that point, this picture means the world to me. It literally makes my heart swoon.

As I peruse these images, I am so thankful for photography, for Megan's talents and her friendship, for my incredibly awesome family, and for the undeniable truth that there is a God. These last few images below are proof of his existence and his amazing creations that only HE can construct...

And at 5.5 weeks old now...he is truly our little Legend...

And lastly, while I'm raving about my parents and loving the photos of my husband as well as them up above, let me praise them all a bit more. Thanks to Brent and to both sets of my parents (my Dad and Cathy and my Mom), I have a new toy...

Their generosity and their Christmas gift cards to the camera store made me a very happy girl this weekend. I love you guys. Thank you for always spoiling me rotten!

XOXO, Angie

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Anonymous Alyson said...

Stunning, intimate photo's Angie, so generous of you to share.
I always show your images to my photography student daughter and these from your friend will be no exception !
Love your Dad's expression at Kenidi looking through the nursery window.
Also your Mum's emotion, but they are all fabulous,
best wishes to you all.

1/10/2011 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Carrie Zapfe said...

LOVE this post Angie. Pics are just amazing. Thanks for sharing these special moments with all of us.

1/10/2011 12:16 PM  
Blogger Amanda Rooney said...

IN CRED IBLE photos!! LOVE them!!!

I know you will cherish these for years to come!!

And congrats on your new toy!! I totally splurged and got the 700 back in November. LOVE it!! It totally rocks!!!

Can't wait to see what fun you have!!!

BTW....I REALLY need a class in shooting with the external flash.....I'm just sayin'.... case you're sitting around with your newborn wondering what to do next!!


Love you girl! Hugs and SNOW from Texas!
Amanda Rooney

1/10/2011 12:21 PM  
Anonymous April said...

Those pictures are so gorgeous...I wish I would have had a birth photographer! I totally cried at yours! :)

1/10/2011 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Oh Angie, while all these pics are so beautiful, and lil man Kross is one of the most beautiful babies evah! You deprived us of your beautiful face, and your emotions once again, girlie girl! I still want to cry when I think what a blessing you are to me, I will never forget that day in my life, Mommy loves you all! xoxoxoxoxo Thanks to both your friends that were there that day.

1/10/2011 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Thanks for sharing these, Angie! I ♥ your family!

1/10/2011 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie, The picture of your dad's hand on your arm made me cry. That one moment of time and you can see the love all over that photo. I'm so happy for you and your family. And you're right - photography ROCKS!

deb williams

1/10/2011 8:24 PM  
Blogger Madison said...

Precious photos! Thanks for sharing!

1/11/2011 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Gill said...

I teared up reading this. These pictures are absoultely beautiful Megan great job!!! What a beautiful Memory! Wish I did this with my births!

1/11/2011 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Nicole Delaney said...

beautiful moments!

1/11/2011 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Shannon Burns said...


1/11/2011 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful! - Emily

1/12/2011 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo's to treasure for a lifetime!! Your friend did a wonderful job capturing this amazing day for you all!! Blessings!!

1/15/2011 12:29 AM  

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