The Story of Brian, Katheryn, Bianca, Ryan & Aliana
Brian & Katheryn were due to welcome their new addition to the family by scheduled C section. This was to be a family affair as it was shared with both his and her parents and his brother & sister-in-law. Giggles, laughter and joking could be heard as the preparations were being made. Katheryn excitedly chatters and enjoys feeling those last few kicks and turns.
It had been a good morning for delivering babies and everything was running to schedule, the time had come to head down to the operating suite and this had suddenly just become real. They had spent years raising together Bianca & Ryan, Katheryn’s children from her previous marriage. Every moment of being parents to two such wonderful kind little souls were cherished and loved. Both were natural parents. Brian was already a Dad by every definition and loved these two unique children as if they were his own but it could not change the fact that he missed their first few years. He had not yet experienced seeing a child being brought into the world, the rush of emotions felt & the involuntary quiver of your bottom lip. It was a world of the unknown and he was quietly and equally both nervous and excited. He doesn’t know what to expect as he watches Katheryn wheeled through the plastic double doors to be prepped for surgery. He is passed his scrubs and covers and is left in the waiting room to ponder the gravity of what he is about to experience.
Now there are no distractions. He begins to wonder what it will be like to see his child for the first time. A chuckle is heard from the foyer around the corner and he looks up to see his parents, in-laws and two other children enter the waiting room. Mum has the rescue remedy and your never too old for one of mum’s hugs. He gently explains what is happening to the kids. They are so excited and placing bets on if it will be a little brother or sister with grandad. Close to an hour has passed since he last saw her; he begins to pine for her and begin the next chapter of their lives together. It seems like an eternity.
Finally the nurse comes to collect him as they are ready and it would not be humanly possible to walk any quicker to get to her. It’s all him now, he is determined to be there for her in every way. He walks in and takes a seat by her side and she she glances at him as if to say “you ready for this”. For 9 months Katheryn has held safely their hopes and dreams for this new little life. A cry rings out and it’s the best sound he could hear, better than any of his old vinyls could ever produce. Tears well in their eyes and they begin imagining the time spent holding her in their hands. They did it, another darling little girl to cuddle and kiss. Healthy and with all ten fingers and toes.
A few precious moments spent together in complete bliss and wonderment. This is just the start. Bianca & Ryan’s eyes widen as they see this tiny human safely wheeled towards them. There is an instant bond and connection, a sense of ownership, they are in love. So is Grandmas & Grandpas, Aunts & Uncles and close friends. This is their story of their first moments spent together. Deep heartfelt thanks Brian & Katheryn for allowing us the privilege of capturing the first day you would first lay eyes on your beautiful little girl Aliana and welcome her into her loving family.
Birth photography for a creative community. After experiencing the joy of birth photography ourselves with our little Oliver we realised what an insanely precious gift it is to have this amazing experience documented.