Birth of Elsie
This birth was in December of 2017 and I remember the day vividly. Jessica and I had met a few years prior when I did their family photos, we had stayed in contact over facebook and in mutual groups. During this time I was offering free birth photos to build my portfolio and get my name out there. Jessica had posted in a group and we were chatting back and forth regarding birth photos, she had forgotten that I offered to take her birth photos and when I reminded her she said “that would be great! Im actually in labor now”. It all worked perfectly. We remained in contact through out the day, my plan was to finish my day at work then head her home in sherwood, take some laboring photos and follow them to the hospital when they went. Jessica wanted to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital to give birth. The day went on, I got home from work and texted Jessica to see if she was ready for me to head over, she responded saying they were heading to the hospital, baby was coming quick! I hopped in my car and rushed to Kaiser hospital in Hillsboro from Tigard (which anyone that knows that drive at 4/5pm on a weekday knows the hell it can bring). Somehow, both Jessica, her husband & son arrived at the same time I did! Little Miss. Elsie was eager to make her arrival, Jessica barely made it into the triage room in the ER before giving birth! What an adrenal rush for everyone! Jessica birthed her daughter and brought her straight to her chest with dad & big brother right beside her.