Being invited to photograph a birth is an incredible privilege, and one of the most amazing aspects of my job. Births are emotional, beautiful and also highly unpredictable!
Baby James was definitely a baby with his own agenda keeping us all waiting for 11 days past his due date!
With a winter storm warning in effect, and facing a 30 minute drive to Montfort Hospital here in Ottawa when I got the message that Gemma was in labour, I packed my things and started making my way to the hospital.
Good thing I did too, clearly once James had made the decision to be born he was not wasting any time about it! After just 20 minutes of arriving at the hospital, this gorgeous boy was born, in a peaceful birth surrounded by adoring family.
James was born on Family Day here in Ottawa, which is fitting, because he is the second child for Gemma and Dan, and Maya his very proud big sister! Be sure to keep your eye out for their Fresh 48 session featuring James’ nursery, Gemma is some sort of wizard when it comes to styling her home, and Baby James’ bedroom is no exception. I secretly (not-so-secretly) want to move in!
Welcome to the world baby James!