it was just over two years ago but i remember it like it was yesterday. i stood behind the lens of my camera anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure of all that was going on around me. i was scared but so excited as i shot my first wedding – the perfect wedding of drew and lacey barnwell.

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i walked into a quiet room yesterday, locked eyes with drew and lacey, and smiled to myself at the beauty of this full-circle kind of moment. once upon a time i shot their wedding and yesterday i was with them to document the birth of their first child.

minutes turned into hours and lacey worked as none other i’ve ever seen, supported in every way imaginable by a husband who loves her dearly. but as the sun began to lower and the shadows outside the window grew long, a decision was made and what had been relaxed and quiet suddenly changed to a much faster pace.

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i had worked with lacey’s doctor before and praise god, she graciously gave me full access to the operating room so i could finish what i started. after a rush job of prep, the OR staff led drew and me into the room where i immediately noticed something: she was anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure of all that was going on around her. she was scared but so excited.

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the lights were bright, countless masked doctors and nurses conversed in medical terms i didn’t know, and the room was abuzz with activity. but suddenly a miracle happened – a tiny hand appeared.

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and just like that baby jude was born into this world.

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there’s an old song that i suppose says it best…hey jude. you are desperately loved.

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3 Responses to baby jude {first breath photography}

  1. Taryn Handal says:

    SO SO SO very incredible. What outstanding photography and what a blessing to get to witness such a miracle! Very well done! (I’m Lacey’s friend from SEBC).

  2. Brook says:

    I’m pretty sure my heart just melted into ten million pieces! Absolutely beautiful. What a beautiful thing to have captured in the lens of Allison Lewis. I know Drew and Lacey will treasure these photos for a long time.

  3. Alicia says:

    Simply amazing! I wish our timing was different and you could come do this for us…maybe next time! :)

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