i sent baby finn an email late last week with one request: dear little finn, my weekends are all tied up with weddings. i can’t wait to meet you, but could you please come during the week sometime so i can be there to celebrate and capture your birth? then the long-awaited text message came through yesterday afternoon: water just broke. about to head to the hospital.


the night proved to be a long and hard one for my friend, lora, but as i was honored to witness firsthand, two are truly better than one.


andrew was a loving support throughout lora’s labor but you know, now that i think about it, the barbeque and ugg-booted hall walks seemed to help as well. 😉


the sun set, lora worked through the night, the sun rose, and the new day brought with it promise of a new life…


and then baby finn was born.


oh, and so was his darling pouty lip.


congratulations, lora and andrew, on a precious addition to your family. it was a joy and delight to share in this amazing event with you!!


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19 Responses to baby finn {first breath photography}

  1. oh love love love! i just cried big tears of readiness for this to be us SOON! Cannot wait for you to capture this for us friend! you are so talented! :) Oh, and Im going to have a talk with Jude about coming on a weekday too :)

  2. jamie baker says:

    What a shot with the doctor and baby Finn first coming out! Made me tear up. Beautiful pics. Congrats to you all!

  3. Aubrey says:

    Allison! Beautiful!

  4. Oh Lora! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us. I felt like the “doula in the pocket” again even though I had nothing to do with this one at all. I went to sleep last night praying for you and I woke up this morning praying for you and have been praying for you much of the day. I am sooooooooo happy for you and Andrew to be blessed again with this sweet little child. He looks wonderful!!! God bless you and your whole family!!! I look forward to reading your blog about your version of all the events.
    God Bless you and sooooo happy for you!!!
    In HIS Labor,

  5. Tammy says:

    How great to have such a special moment captured in pictures like this!!

  6. nicole says:

    Crying at these beautiful pictures. Amazing. Congratulations to you guys!

  7. Debra Hoosier says:

    Congrats to Lora and Andrew!

    And as always, Allison, your talents never cease to amaze me…..beautiful pics, beautiful timing! Your gift often leaves me speechless……

  8. Sandy says:

    LL and Andrew… He’s beautiful! So glad everything went well and he’s here safely.

  9. What an amazing gift these photos are. Thank you for sharing such an intimate beautiful moment in your lives with us! Well done LL and Andrew!

  10. […] I’ll tell you about it, but in the meantime, my friend Allison put up the most beautiful post of pictures she took from Finn’s birth. These pictures will make me weep until […]

  11. Jessie says:

    Congratulations! I was all kinda of sobby looking through these beautiful pictures-he is precious. Praise the Lord!

  12. Ok… Now I’m crying!

  13. Monica says:

    Everything about this is beautiful!! You did an amazing job capturing this most special moment for them.

  14. Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking.

  15. Deanna says:

    What a gift you have given Lora and Andrew! So beautiful!


  16. Jenny says:

    these are so amazing, what a great friend and a great gift to have these taken of these precious moments!

  17. Janet says:

    Yahooooooo! Congratulations from across the pond!

  18. […] courtesy of Allison Lewis. Her version of this story is much […]

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