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JBLM Birth Photographer | Caden’s Birth Story | Tacoma, WA

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It is a complete blessing to be a JBLM birth photographer and this was the second time I got to photograph at Madigan. The staff there is incredible, patient and so, so caring. I have had nothing but good experiences and am patiently awaiting another little one to make his arrival at JBLM soon!

I spent a couple of days at the hospital capturing my sweet friend Laura’s birth story. Laura’s pregnancy was quite challenging and her daily perseverance, sacrifice and will is one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. I was lucky enough to share her pregnancy journey with her while her husband was deployed, watching her little man grow in her tummy. To see an him in his ultrasound and then in person left me with a feeling that’s hard to explain. He kept putting his little hand up to his face, just as he did in momma’s tummy.

It seemed only fitting that I got to be in the room while he made his way into the world and I can’t even begin to tell you how heartwarming it was to be included and allowed to document his birth. Not only did I get to meet the CUTEST little boy with wild hair, but I got an intimate peek into Laura and Dan’s love for each other and I can say with out a doubt, Caden will have the best parents and so much love in his life. It was surprisingly more difficult to edit and work through these images than it was to be present for his birth. There’s something about reflecting on the day rather then being in the adrenaline of it all that left me WAY too emotional. I apologize in advance for the number of photos, it’s really hard to narrow down when you’re dear friends and their little boy are so dang adorable!

Laura and Dan, I am so happy to know both of you and to have captured one of the most special moments in you life. I can’t wait to continue to obsess over Caden, his eye lashes and toes! Sweet Caden, this is your birth story.

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  1. Mary Humphrey

    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Gorgeous birth story!

  2. Emily

    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:55 am

    These images are absolutely stunning. I love seeing the love between this mom and dad and oh my goodness that baby is so alert and adorable. An amazing job well done for sure.

  3. Julie Isaac

    September 23rd, 2016 at 3:06 am

    This is a fantastic example of birth photography! Thanks for sharing your work, and congratulations to the family 🙂

  4. Laura Ryan

    September 23rd, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    We cannot thank you enough for these priceless memories. The JBLM community is blessed to have you as a birth photographer!

    You captured our sons birth so perfectly and have been an amazing friend and support system from the beggining. Thank you will never be enough. We will be able to relive the longest and best day of our life for the rest of our lives. Thank you for giving us such a tangible memory. Caden loves his Auntie Megan!

  5. Rachael

    September 23rd, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    WOW You do such an amazing job telling this family’s birth story! Your imagery is stunning, really so stunning.

    PS I love your website.

  6. Allison

    September 23rd, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Oh, Megan, these are SO beautiful! Laura is so lucky to have these amazing photos of this beautiful birth in JBLM. She is going to be such an amazing mama. Caden is a lucky little dude!! Love!

  7. Kim

    September 23rd, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous collection of images! The extras like the mountain and the sunset – sets the timing. Love it! 🙂 Your work is gorgeous! Congratulations to this family!

  8. Grandmamma and Papa

    September 24th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you so much Megan for being there for Laura and capturing their amazing birth story. I just want to snuggle with little Caden so bad. Beautiful job, thank you!

  9. Christine D

    September 24th, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    What beautiful birth photos! I am sure it was very special to Caden’s parents to have you there too, and they have to be thrilled with these images! Tacoma families will be booking you like crazy!

  10. Jamie McFarlane

    September 25th, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Love the journalistic style here, these images tell a story and will be treasured for a lifetime! Congrats to the happy parents!

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