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Liam + Lucy | Asheville Birth Photographer | Mission Hospital

When Jess first emailed me about photographing the birth of their twins, I could hardly believe what I was reading… TWINS!  But I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out because of the due date and my first wedding of the spring season.  But something was tugging at me so I emailed her back to start a conversation all the while hoping and praying that I could be there to document the birth of their babies.

As we emailed back and forth, Jess told me more of their story and the journey that God brought them on and I just KNEW I needed to be there.  They weren’t sure when or how they would be blessed with children, but they knew they were supposed to be parents so they tried several paths all the while praying about what God wanted them to do.  And as they thought one door was closing, a huge one opened when they found out they were expecting twins!

When Jess and Clay were getting closer to their due date, she emailed me to let me know one of the babies was breech so they would be scheduling a c-section, which meant I would definitely be able to be there!  So, a week ago today, I drove up to Asheville to welcome these sweet children into the world along with their parents and more medical staff than I’ve seen in any delivery.  But with two babies being born a couple weeks early, they wanted to have all hands on deck.

Jess and Clay, THANK YOU for asking me to document such an amazing day for you guys.  It was incredible to be a small piece of what God is doing in your lives and it was such a blessing to be there with all four of you!

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They weren’t sharing the names of the babies until they were born, so I was excited to see their names on the board when I walked into their hospital room!  Liam is short for William (a family name) and Lucy is Jess’s favorite character from The Chronicles of Narnia.  But they wanted the names to begin with the same letter so Liam and Lucy worked perfectly!

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I love this one of Jess – getting a few moments to herself before meeting their babies.

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Their doctor had walked through this whole adventure with them and Jess told me that he would want to pray with her and Clay before going into the operating room and warned me that she would probably cry.  I told her I completely understood ALL the emotions and ALL the hormones and to just let it all out!

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Such a special moment…

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One last bump photo before meeting their son and daughter.

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Clay and I got our scrubs put on while waiting for Jess to be prepped and less than 20 minutes later they came to get us!

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Baby A was their son, Liam!

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And baby B was their daughter, Lucy!

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Liam is in the bassinet on the left and Lucy is in the one on the right.

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Liam weighed in at 6lbs 7oz.

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Oh I love this one of Clay with a hand on each baby!

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Lucy’s tiny little fingers!

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And Liam’s sweet little hand.

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This.  My heart exploded when this happened.  Lucy was upset so the nurse brought Liam over and touched his nose to her face… within moments she calmed right down.  It was one of the most precious things I’ve ever seen.

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Lucy weighed just an ounce less than her brother!

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Jess got to kiss Liam’s little face first as they finished getting Lucy wrapped up.

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DOUBLE the joy!!

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I seriously had trouble handling all of the sweetness!

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I love this SO much.

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This one had to be posted in color :-)

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Jess - May 6, 2017 - 11:16 am

We just can’t stop looking through these. You captured and told our story so perfectly. SO thankful you were there!

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