Life is a Splendid Gift {Las Vegas Birth Photographer}

Yesterday at 3:23pm, Desirae posted on Facebook “I don’t remember ever learning such a lesson in patience as the one being taught to me by our preborn son. And I considered myself a fairly patient person…” Desirae still had two days until her “due date.” At 8:15pm, I commented that anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks is considered “normal gestation” and I encouraged her patience. Thirty short minutes later, I got a phone call from Desirae’s mother, saying it was a fast labor, they were at the hospital and she was at 8 cm! Words cannot describe how fantastic Desirae labored. This is her first pregnancy/delivery and she makes it look sooooo effortless! And after the baby was born, Desirae said she felt great!

I entered the birthing room to find this: a serene Desirae who hardly made a peep when a contraction came along. 9:18pm

I took a ton of hand shots at this birth. I love the feelings of love and support that I see in these images.

10:13pm Desirae’s water has broken and she’s quite near 10cm at this point.

10:24pm. Ok, I have to include one “pushing” picture, because, otherwise, everyone would think Des just slept right through the birth!! 🙂

10:48pm. Baby is born and Mom becomes Grandma for the first time. Big smiles of excitement, love and pride and also tears of joy.

Baby Jax himself was quite serene. The nurses were concerned about him “not crying”. I think he just didn’t have a reason to cry. He came into this world in a very calm, smooth manner and that’s nothing to scream about.
Texting the news! Desirae is actually telling her boss she won’t be in the next day.


St. Rose Sienna Hospital

Dr. Liliana Leon

Hynobirthing Instructor Marcie Webb

And by the way, some of my other birth images are featured on this hypnobirthing site.

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4 Responses to Life is a Splendid Gift {Las Vegas Birth Photographer}

  1. Linda April 14, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Beautiful pictures!! I have known Justin since Junior High & I KNOW that he will be an awesome father!!! Thank you for capturing these moments & sharing with those of us who couldn't be there! Now I feel like I was there!! 🙂

  2. Julie April 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I am Desirae's Aunt, and dont get to be involved much….so this was a God send! Thank you!

  3. Jessica B Photography April 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Linda & Julie, I love getting comments from family members & friends who couldn't be here/are out of town! I enjoy that you "feel like you were there"!!!


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