It seems like only a few weeks ago I was photographing Jacqueline and Justin’s little boy’s 1 year old session! At that session, Jacqueline surprised Justin with the announcement that they were expecting and I was honored to once again be invited to document the birth of their second baby, a GIRL! Since Jacqueline had an unprecedented fast labor/delivery with baby number one, we were all on high alert for a quick baby two. As it turns out, this little princess decided that good things truly do come to those who wait.  It was a long night, but in the morning baby Evelyn celebrated her birthday. Her momma, daddy, and big brother couldn’t have been happier!

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Jacqueline chose to have a natural birth as she had with her first baby. Between contractions she was all smiles, for most of the night, and worked really hard during the contractions to get closer and closer to meeting her beautiful daughter.lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer

Justin and Jacqueline are an awesome team! Their banter between contractions kept Jacqueline laughing, and the support during contractions was just what Jacqueline needed.lancaster birth photographer lancaster birth photographer

Like with their first baby, Jacqueline hired a doula for additional support for both her and Justin. Wendy is one of the best around and simply a joy to work with.the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer

After many hours of labor, and just a few pushes, Jacqueline helped deliver her baby girl!lancaster birth photographer

These moments of true, raw emotion are some of my favorite to capture. There’s no rehearsing. There’s no posing. the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer

Another perfect little miracle.the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer lancaster birth photographer

Evelyn, you sure made your momma work hard!lancaster birth photographer lancaster birth photographerlancaster birth photographer the women's place birth photographer

Jacqueline and Justin, I am so happy for both of you! You are both amazing parents and it has been an honor to document your growing family. Health and happiness for you all!

~april

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