Sometimes I take my job so lightly, like in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t a big deal. I love my job and it doesn’t feel like a job a lot of times and I have so much fun. But the reality of it is, we are documenting the most important moments of peoples lives and that is nothing to take lightly.
Renee and I met when we were probably around 14 through pageants. We were the two girls who weren’t into all the gossip and crap of what other people were doing and we told it like it was…so instantly we became friends. Renee has been in my life as a friend ever since. We got to watch her fall in love with Scottie, then had the pleasure of documenting their wedding day last year (CHECK THAT OUT HERE). Not too long after their wedding she called me to tell me she was pregnant! I was over the moon excited!! I couldn’t believe Renee was having a baby and they were going to join us in this crazy adventure of being parents!
She asked me to be in the room and document her birth so of course I said absolutely! I only take on several births a year because it is so much emotionally and with our schedule, I just couldn’t do any more than that. Low and behold, you know she would go into labor on the day NC had the worst snow storm in history! ha. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I woke Steven up once I got the text at 6:20am that she was on the way to the hospital. She told me not to worry about coming because the roads were too bad and we live about 45 minutes away from CMC Matthews. I am way to hard headed to listen so I knew we had to atleast try; yep we drove there in our trusty ol’ Prius. I was determined to be there. Steven drove me and we took our kids over to our neighbors house (thank you Hammsters) and 2 hours later with lots of swearing and anxiety attacks, we arrived at the hospital.
It was a long day. 4.5 hours of pushing then being rushed back for a cesarean section. The day definitely didn’t go as planned but Renee was a trooper and fought it out! Sweet Camden was born and was perfect then the thought about labor seemed to totally drift away.
It was an honor to document the arrival of Renee and Scottie’s sweet baby boy. You can watch the video here. The music is super special because it was played during their wedding ceremony.
(all birth videos I document are for ALL audiences and are not in anyway graphic)