Tacoma Natural Newborn Pictures | Signe A

This Tacoma family became a family of 6 with the arrival of their beautiful newborn baby girl, Signe.  It is such an honor when I am chosen to capture a new addition at my natural light studio near Tacoma, right in the heart of downtown Sumner; especially so when referred by a friend.  Mom contacted me at the insistence of a mutual friend who I also did a newborn photoshoot for.  I especially enjoy the earthy natural color palette that mom chose for her session.  Since she was also born in December we honored the holidays with a little red and green Pacific Northwest inspired Christmas set up as well. I have a feeling these pictures became extra meaningful after hearing mom’s birth story; she was so kind to allow me to share that with you as well.

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Our daughter was set to arrive via c-section on December 14th, at 39 weeks.  I was counting down the days, but felt thankful for the much needed time to prepare for Christmas and enjoy our favorite holiday traditions with our 3 older kids.  I was looking forward to gingerbread houses, a Santa picture, Lucia Day-which celebrates our Swedish heritage and more!  I went in for my bi-weekly non-stress test on December 4th and was sent to the hospital following the test because our baby’s heartbeat was steady, but non reactive.  I was both scared and excited at the prospect of meeting our little girl sooner than I had planned.  natural simple cozy newborn baby girl floral earthyrustic wood vintage wool soft floral earthy neutral newborn baby tacoma

I had been having contractions on and off over the last few days, but as I was checked into the hospital it was becoming more apparent that I was in the beginning stages of labor.  After several hours of IV fluids and monitoring the doctor decided our daughter needed to be born.  While there isn’t anything I find especially appealing about the bright, sterile environment of the operating room, I couldn’t wait to meet our girl, Signe.

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She was born at 9:42 pm, weighing 11 lbs 1 oz. and was all cheeks and rolls!  This is the part where my plan takes a second turn off course.  Signe was having trouble breathing and had a variety of other issues that needed extra time to regulate.  She spent less than 24 hours in the NICU at St. Joe’s before the doctors decided as a precautionary measure she should go  Seattle Children’s Hospital.  I was able to visit her before she left in an ambulance.  It was amazingly hard to see her with tubes and wires and even harder that I couldn’t hold her.  smiling happy newborn baby tacoma photographer wool soft turquoise

My husband went with her and after I was released from the hospital, I was able to go see her in the NICU at Children’s.  She was 3 days old and I was finally able to hold my baby girl for the first time.  9 days later she moved out of the NICU and I was able to stay with her for the next 5 days.  I had nothing to do, but snuggle her and nurse her.  We finally had our chance to bond.  It was an excruciatingly long 2 weeks in the hospital, but she was finally well and ready to come home. It was a very special Christmas with our family all together again and though things didn’t go as planned at her birth, it strengthened our family and we have a healthy, growing baby girl.  She is a true blessing!happy mom and baby in moms arms neutral natural simple organic beautiful photography tacoma

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us!

Are you expecting a little one?  Take a peek at my newborn gallery and get in touch via the contact form above or email for current availability.  I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month to allow flexibility if your little bundle should arrive early/late and so that I can create something truly special just for you. Now booking Winter 2016 – limited space  for February due dates.  Book now to ensure availability for your one-of-a-kind newborn session.

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Butterfly Kiss Photography is a Tacoma Newborn Photographer with a studio located in Sumner Washington, near Seattle, Tacoma, Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Olympia and the surrounding areas. Tami Brundage specializes in beautiful organic newborn photography, baby photos up to age one, and outdoor family sessions.