This was by far one of the most beautiful and surreal sessions I have EVER captured. There is no other way to put it. I captured Ashley & Justin for their 1 year anniversary session, when they first found out they were expecting and again for their maternity portraits. They prayed for this little one.

 

Ashley's mom flew in for a whole month to be with her daughter and son-in-law. She and Justin's mom were there to witness the labor and birth of sweet Lily-Grace Harper. Ashley had three interchanging Doula's and was completely prepped for her 48 hours of labor, with their favorite music playing and flash cards for encouragement.

She was in and out of the birthing tub with help from her amazing husband Justin, practicing her breathing between contractions. Ashley chose a natural, drug-free labor. I was in and out of the hospital 4-5 times capturing special moments and finally on Sunday March 13th at 3:01pm Lily-Grace made her debut!

Welcome Lily-Grace Harper Smith! It was an honor capturing your birthday! -Sasha

Doulas: Katy Reed Soong, Kari Hebert Sandon & Kayla Swedensky Mundt with Louisiana Birth