When Lacey and Jon asked me to photograph the birth of their daughter, Ava Jo, I was over the moon!
While I don't photograph many births, this one was extra special because Lacey is my cousin. I've had the privilege of watching her grow into an amazing woman. I photographed her and Jon's engagement, wedding, maternity and now this. I can't wait to watch this sweet girl grow. I know Lacey is going to be a wonderful, fun mom.
The day of the birth, I arrived when Lacey was almost 9cm dilated. She pushed for nearly two hours before Ava made her grand entrance, meeting the world at 5:04pm. As soon as she landed on Lacey's chest she burst into tears! Ava was wished for, dreamed of and loved long before she arrived. Lacey and Jon have been anxiously waiting for their rainbow baby and she's perfect! And the whole family is smitten with the newest little Steinkamp!
Congratulations Lacey and Jon on your new arrival, I adore her! You guys are amazing parents already!
Jon was by Lacey's side the entire time, holding her hand and getting her whatever she needed.
The moment you get to snuggle your baby girl for the first time.
Ava Jo, meeting her dad for the first time.