Rexburg Idaho Birth Photographer | Anna Christine Photo | Baby Milo

I woke up to my 6:55 a.m. alarm and hurried to get ready. Ashley was just induced and I knew if I stayed home I would be so anxious to be there at the hospital with her and her husband, Donnie. It's a thirty minute drive from my house to the hospital and I didn't want to risk anything. I got there around 8 a.m.

We played the waiting game for a couple hours, I even went to TJ Maxx to pass some time, but as soon as she had her water broken, I stayed put in that hospital room! Ashley's other two babies came quickly after her water was broken with them. 

We sat around and started talking about our previous pregnancies, some singers (we were listening to pandora), and if Ashley and Donnie were able to get any sleep last night because of all the excitement. In the middle of our conversations, Ashley would have to stop and endure some pain (even with an epidural). She was going from a 6 to a 10 in about 20 minutes! 

The doctor came and she pushed only a couple of times. At 3:04 p.m., baby Milo was born!

It is such a blessing to witness these miracles. Every time I photograph a birth, I am reminded how beautiful life is and how much light these babies bring into our (sometimes dark) world. 

Thank you and Congratulations Ashley and Donnie! He is beautiful! Thank you for letting me capture these first moments with him. 

Rexburg Idaho Family Photographer | Bowerman Family | Anna Christine Photo

I've known Jason since 2014 when we worked together in a department on the BYUI campus! I was actually the photographer and he was usually in a grouping of people that I took pictures of. I get so happy when people that I worked with long ago, come back to me and ask for photos of their family or of a life event. It makes their session a little sweeter.

Ever since we started planning to schedule this shoot, I pictured their session at this park by this willow tree. I've always wanted to use this tree. The night before we took them I mentioned it to Taylor and she said, "Anna!!!! I'm obsessed with willow trees!!!!!!!!! Gosh I got even more excited just now." It was definitely meant to be for their session!

They are a happy little family and little Declan is a cutie! Enjoy these favorites!

Nicolette | Rexburg Idaho Portrait Photographer

I had SO much fun with Nicolette at this parking garage session. She is a beautiful person and I loved getting to know her! She definitely seems and looks older than her age. 

This was an opportunity to work with Taylor Laine Simpson again. She is a wizard at doing makeup and I would recommend her time and time again! I've always wanted to do more of an edgy-type shoot on the roof of a parking garage and I'm so glad we made this happen.

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Baby Milo | Rexburg Idaho Birth Photographer | Fresh 48 Session

I was so blessed to witness and photograph Milo's birth a couple days ago. My oldest child's name is Milo so I feel like I have a connection to this baby already! He is so tiny and just adorable. 

Ashley had her older boys wait until these photos to meet little Milo, and I'm so glad she did. These boys are going to have fun growing up together! 

Here are some of my favorites from their session: