Thursday, April 19, 2012

WELCOME "BABY SHELL" | hunstville, al photographer

This past Monday I received an unexpected call. A fellow photographer, the lovely Jan of Green Tree Photography, called and asked if I could fill in for her to photograph one of her good friend's while she gave birth to her first child. Without hesitation I said yes. It is such a humbling experience sharing in one of the most precious moments of life.. A mom giving birth to her first child. It's a day filled with all kinds of emotion. Not only did I witness the experience, I documented as the day unfolded. Casey and Hunter welcomed me with open arms into their delivery room. I may have started off as a stranger, but I soon felt a part of their family. Casey and Hunter decided not to find out what they were having, so they've been calling their baby-to-be, "Baby Shell." Below is a slideshow from Baby Shell's first day of life, but if you can't view it below, click here to view the slideshow! Below are also some of my favorites from the day. It was priceless and I'm so honored to have been apart of the experience.

Casey's mom quilted the above owl quilt! How stinkin cute!! She's so talented!
Since Casey and Hunter didn't know what they were having, they picked out two outfits--one pink, one blue! Do you notice an owl theme...

Hunter kept himself occupied with crosswords!

Hunter stayed close by.. in his chair.. just in case he passed out :)
Casey was too cute asking Hunter if he was alright :)

The doctor told Casey she sees a lot of hair!

Welcome to the world, Amelia Ruth! She was born at 3:56 p.m.

She weighed 8lbs and was 21 inches long.

You were amazing Casey!

Proud grandparents :)

Congratulations again Casey and Hunter on your beautiful baby Amelia! Thank you for the opportunity to share in such a wonderful experience! All my best to you and your family!

Amelia Ruth
Born on 4/16/12 at 3:56 p.m.
21 inches


  1. oh my...these are breathtaking. i don't even know this adorable family, and i was just tearing up over and over looking at all these pictures! beautiful work, lauren! you captured so many details that would have been so easy to forget and the big moments were captured in BIG ways!

    it almost made me want a fourth one! LOL!

  2. Ohhh my goodness! LOVE! Absolutely beautiful storytelling.

  3. OH MY GOSH, I am boo hooing like a baby here! These are AMAZING!! You are precious Lauren =) Just too precious xoxo

  4. AnonymousMay 02, 2012

    This is so awesome. I m glad that you could share this with us. I hope that your experience here was wonderful. The LDRP ocncept has been such a big family event. having the space and the area to make this event special means alot to our team. all new parents should have such a story to tell. Thats what we like here at Crestwood we want to make sure that story can be told over and over again. Your Doctor is Awesome. Dr. Aguayo and the Crestwood team thanks you for letting us be part of your event
    Donna Ammons RN MSN Director of Women's and Children's services