Just a few short weeks ago, Kris and Elon welcomed their second baby boy. In the weeks leading up to the birth, we were all crossing our fingers that baby Hudson would share a birthday with older brother Jameson. (I also shot Jameson’s birth story four years ago!)
I arrived to the hospital around 2:30 pm. In hindsight, I probably jumped the gun and got there way too early, camera blazin’ and ready for action. But as a photographer, when you’ve been on call for days – you’re almost as excited as mama. By 8:00 pm, we were all wondering if Hudson was too comfortable to leave the womb. There was even talk about a C-Section if things didn’t speed up… but something came over Kris and she pushed like the FREAKING WONDER WOMAN she is and half past 9 pm Hudson was born.
I can’t tell you how badly I wanted to throw my camera down and hold Kris’ hand as she pushed those last few times. But with a camera to my face (and tears in my eyes hoping I can still see the red focal point in the viewfinder) I’m able to take myself out of the scene in a way and go full autopilot in the hopes of documenting those first few seconds of life. How lucky are these boys to have photos (and albums!) like this in the future.
Hudson Parker Meles
August 4, 2017
9:29 pm | 8.13 oz
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