Perrin’s First Precious Momemnts of Life
Perrin’s First Photo Shoot
Stephanie and Michael came into the studio the other day, and brought their adorable new baby, Perrin Oliver Hurd, in for a newborn session.
Stephanie and Michael both chose one of the names for their new boy. Stephanie chose Oliver, based off of her favourite comic book, Green Arrow, and Michael chose Perrin, from his favourite book series, Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan.
Stephanie’s labour began just as the two were heading to the hospital to have a cast put on Michael. He injured his wrist during a wrist manipulation in Aikido just before Christmas, but he struggled through the pain. It wasn’t until his wrist just kept swelling and swelling that he decided it was time to visit the hospital. On December 28th he decided it was time to get it looked at, and sure enough, it was fractured! While the couple was at the hospital for Michael, Stephanie began to feel a major pain in her back. By 8:30 pm she was walking the halls trying to relieve the grinding pain. Then, all the sudden, it was time to have her baby! Her water broke, they induced her, and she was given an epidural around 2 o’clock in the morning! Several hours later, at 7:23 am on Thursday, December 29th, Michael and Stephanie welcomed Perrin into the world. He was 18 and a quarter inches, and 7lbs, 2oz.
After the long labour, Stephanie had some time to recover. Jen and I brought some Tim Horton’s over, and Stephanie had some of the best tasting oatmeal of her life! She stayed in the hospital for two days, and then she and Michael brought their little miracle home to his own personal little nursery. He’s only spent about an hour in his own room so far, but he is still only two weeks old! The theme of his room is all greens, along with a nice sitting area and a crib.
Perrin sleeps in a Baby Box, which is sponsored by the Government of Alberta. The program is an import from Finland and helps parents navigate the first few tumultuous weeks of their baby’s life. The box is the size of two apple boxes and comes with a little mattress inside. It is a nice alternative to a bassinet, and Scandinavian babies have been sleeping in these boxes for nearly 75 years.
The Newborn Session
At the session, Perrin was a little prince. He slept most of the day, and he hardly cried at all. And at 11 days new, he is the perfect age for the photos. He was really relaxed with us and was so easy to pose and position without making any fuss. So, naturally, he will probably keep mom and dad up all night! Because he was so calm, we were able to do a bunch of different poses with him. We tried several different backgrounds and colour combinations. We got some great close-ups of his little toes and hands. We even laid him down in a little sleigh for a festive pose. We then got Stephanie and Michael into a few shots to wrap up the shoot.
Again, we want to congratulate Stephanie and Michael on their beautiful baby boy, and look forward to watching him grow.
An online gallery of all their images is available for the next 14 days. From the online gallery you are able to favourite images, order prints and share the gallery with your family and friends. The gallery can be accessed via the link below and you can contact Michael and Stephanie directly for their secure password.
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to capture these precious first moments of Perrin for their family. It was a very special day with them and we wish them many years of happiness as their family grows.
Images by JM Photography – Calgary Newborn Photographer © 2017
Some of my Favourite Photos from the Perrin’s Session
The Hurd’s Newborn Session Details
Date | 1.9.17
Little Perrin Oliver Hurd
11 Days new when photographed
Photography by Jeremy & Jennifer Martel
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