Archive for 'Multiples'

July 30, 2014

This post is part of Birth Week being held on my blog and on FB. See information at the end of the post about how to enter the giveaway for a ticket to Birth Without Fear’s Minneapolis Meet-up on August 16th, 2014.

It is am amazing feeling when a past client tells you they are pregnant again and invites you back for the birth of their next child.  This mama hired me again so early on in her pregnancy she hadn’t yet found out that she was having twins. When she did find out, my role in the birth was up in the air. Would she be having a c-section? Would I be allowed into the OR if that was the case? The one thing that was for sure is that this mom was committed to trying to have her girls with as little medical intervention as possible and communicated this to everyone along her journey.

We waited and waited and waited. Amazingly these two girls stayed put for over 39 weeks and were head down. Things were looking good for mom to be able to avoid surgery. The only thing that stood in her way was getting through the induction process the midwives and doctors determined was needed.

Mom went into the hospital on a Thursday, just two days shy of 40 weeks, to start the induction. Fast forward to Saturday morning when I started to get updates that mom was at 6cm and having productive contractions. I was tempted at the 4am-ish update to head on in, however it had taken 2 days to get to 6cm, so no one was thinking it was time for me to come. Then came the urgent message at 5:40am; mom was at 9cm and feeling “pushy.” My heart sank as I drove as quick as possible to the hospital. I knew I was going to miss at least part of this birth. . .

Sure enough, the first little girl was born about 10 minutes before I arrived in the OR (typical for twin births in case baby B needs to be born by c-section). The first two pictures in this essay were taken by the doula, Jess Helle-Morrissey.

When I arrived, baby A (Mary), was on mom’s chest working on nursing. Everyone assumed baby B would be arriving shortly and were preparing her for arrival. Two hours pass with mom laboring and no baby B. It was decided that since it was now a “singleton” birth, that mom could go back to a normal hospital room to have baby B with the midwives present instead being in the OR with the doctors and midwives.

Just over five hours after her sister was born, baby B (Emma), was finally here! Mom had succeeded in having her girls without need of an operation. Both were well over 7 pounds each and healthy. It was a beautiful thing to witness this birth playing out the way mom planned and hoped and prayed. Much love and congratulations to this family!!

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The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis! I’ll be capturing it along with two other talented birth photographers (Peace Love Babies and Jennifer Liv Photography), so we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets (1 each to 2 winners) to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following Birth Week. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to my blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

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Want more entries? You can see their posts, and enter their contest here and here.

Thank you for all the wonderful memories of 2012! Looking forward to a wonderful 2013. . .

Megan Crown Photography 2012

April 22, 2012

Here’s a little peek of a sweet pair of babies just four weeks old! Some time in the NICU prevented us to being able to do this sooner, however it is so nice that everyone can be home together now. Many thanks to this beautiful family for having me out for photos. More beautiful pictures of these two to come!

April 18, 2012

When I first heard I was going to be photographing triplets – I just didn’t even know what to think. It is hard enough sometimes getting one child to cooperate at a photography shoot, not to mention three under the age of one! However this family couldn’t have been any nicer or more relaxed. And the babies – well they were as cute as could be as so cooperative. . . until the end! =)

Many thanks to this wonderful family for having me come and photograph their special little ones!

March 27, 2012

Just a quick post of the sweet, sweet little ones I had the pleasure of photographing yesterday. They were only 6 days old and so little and perfect little sleepers. And aren’t those hats the mama bought for them the cutest!


March 13, 2012

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing these little newborn girls and their big sister. These little ones were amazing, sleeping the entire session! Seeing as it was my first newborn twins session, perhaps they were taking it easy on me . . . Special thanks to Tami of Tami Tripp Photography for helping me with this session.

February 23, 2012

This family had quite the special delivery when one of their twins was born in a different year than the other. Talk about a New Year’s surprise! It was a sheer joy to meet & photograph this family. Can’t wait to blog more of the beautiful images from this session!

February 5, 2012

One of the best notes I have received from a client was the one from the mom of these twins telling me they were finally home just a few short weeks after baby Anna had open heart surgery. She looked great at the shoot. It was wonderful to see them together again.

And can I just say this mom had so much patience? These two were not on the same schedule and pretty much tag-teamed sleeping and waking. However with help from their mom, we were finally able to get both of them to sleep at the same time and captured some sweet sisterly images.

February 4, 2012

These little girls where to be my first newborn twin session. I was excited that I would get to travel at the end of January to their home to take pictures with them and their older sister. However their entrance was a little early and they both needed to spend time in the NICU. In situations like this I offer parents complimentary NICU sessions to help document their newborns journey. The girls were a a couple weeks old when I went to see them in the hospital.  Megan is the younger, larger twin in the pink onesie. Her older sister Anna is small & wearing a brown onesie.

By the end of the shoot is was apparent to me that Anna was quite a bit more fragile. After returning home I receive an email from their mom saying that Anna would be needing open heart surgery the next week. Anna’s surgery went well and about a week later I visited again. Megan has already been discharged and Anna was looking stronger. I could see that she was tracking movement better. While I was there she hung out with her mom while Megan took a snooze in her dad’s arms.

Looking forward to getting to do their newborn shoot once Anna is out of the hospital!