Luken Paul Bradley

What an exciting day this was! Mama was sent from her 40 week appointment straight to the hospital with a high leak in her water. They started her on piton and 2.5 hours later he was born! After two girls, mama was hoping for a boy and it was so exciting to hear dad announce “We got our boy!”.  What a sweet day this was.

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Liam Ryan

Liam’s mama and I have known each other for a LONG time. I’m pretty sure we took dance together when we were 5 but mainly we know each other from our good old CHCS days. I met Nick when I arrived at the hospital haha! It is so fun watching brand new parents with their minutes old baby. They were immediately in love with little Liam.

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Lola Mae

August 1, 2016 was a day that I won’t ever forget. I attended my first home birth. It was the most incredible experience. Kalynn sent me a text at 12:30 am, I was up and out the door in 15 minutes. I made it to Siloam by 2:45. Sweet miss Lola made her appearance at 5:37 am. Watching Kalynn labor was inspiring. I know that sounds crazy but she handled it so well. It was fun to get to watch a midwife in action as well. She was a great support. I feel like I learned so much about birth just by being there. Kalynn and Shawn had chosen to not find out what they were having before so it was so fun to watch Shawn deliver Lola and then announce that she was “another girl!” This is their 3rd girl and it was evident that he was head over heels for the newest Hansen lady. I can’t thank them enough for letting me be the one to document this day! 

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Vera Fern

Miss Vera has impeccable timing. When we set up this birth we knew that there was a very good chance I would be at the beach and would miss her birth. As it turned out, she decided to come the day before! Her mama, Bess, had a tough labor with her older sister so we were all hoping for a successful VBAC. And boy did she get it! Vera was born within 2 hours of arriving at the hospital. It was so exciting hearing how different this birth was and how empowered Bess felt afterwards. The sweetest moment was when Vera cried and her sister Maeve said, “I think she needs me”. Big sister, she will always need you. It was such a joy doing this Fresh 48 shoot. I’ve known Bess for a very long time so being asked to come document these moments was very, very special to me.

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