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December 5, 2019

Alice Monroe | Spartanburg Regional | Spartanburg Birth Photographer

From the moment I met Tara and Joe for coffee several months before baby was due to come, I knew I liked them.  They are so fun and caring and inviting that you can’t help but want to be around them and their sweet family!  They have a daughter and a son and decided to let the gender of this one be a surprise and even the nurses commented on how much they loved that.

Don’t get me wrong, I love photographing births regardless of whether the gender is known or it’s a surprise.  And we found out the gender of both our babies before they were born (for some reason I’m better with other people waiting to find out, but I didn’t give myself the chance to have that kind of patience!).  But not only do these parents trust me with being in such an intimate space as their baby comes into the world, but they’re also allowing me to be a part of a very few select people who are the very first to know whether their new little one is a boy or a girl.  That is a really big deal to me!  And I’m beyond thankful to each of my couples who have trusted me with the very first photos of their little ones.

The kids were still settled on their new sibling being their own respective genders :-)

Within this hour, Tara was still a little ways from being ready so I slipped out to give her some time to try and rest and I could get a bite to eat.  I never left the hospital and I was always close enough to get back to the room quickly.  So, when Joe texted that they would be pushing in 45 minutes or so, I was slightly shocked!  But excited because it was almost time!

They had the girl and boy hats ready to go!

Joe was SMITTEN from the very first moment!

Let’s just say that big brother was a bit apprehensive, while big sister was as smitten as her daddy!

Introducing their newest DAUGHTER to the grandparents (and great-grandmother) was so fun!

Big sister was literally in heaven!

To see more birth stories, click HERE.
If you’re interested in learning more about me capturing the birth of your own baby, click HERE.

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