Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Sarah, Brad, Isaac, and Laura
The moment that they learned the sex of the baby
Colorado Springs
May 20, 2009

This was such a wonderful moment to witness and document. My good friends Sarah and Brad had a 20-week ultrasound appointment, and finally learned their baby’s gender. It was so exciting and emotional!

Sarah invited me to come to her first ultrasound, to share in the experience with her. I asked her if I could photograph it, and she agreed. I was thrilled when she invited me to the second and third appointments also, and I offered to photograph those as well. You can see photos from her first ultrasound here and her second ultrasound here.

Yesterday was the day that they’d been waiting and hoping for. I loved this moment just after Laura, the midwife, announced the baby’s sex. It took a second to sink in for Sarah, and then she starting clapping. It took Brad a couple seconds longer for it to sink in, and then he grinned. Meanwhile little Isaac was oblivious to the news, and was trying to put ultrasound gel in his dad’s ear. What a moment.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
I like this photo of Meg, Laura’s assistant, surrounded by diplomas and maternity imagery.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Isaac was cuddling a baby doll, while Sarah was cuddling her baby.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
I thought I had missed this moment, and I’m glad I didn’t! Isaac was trying to listen for the baby’s heartbeat. Fascinating!

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Isaac helped measure his mommy’s belly.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
This was the moment that Laura figured out the baby’s sex. She hadn’t told us yet.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Laura waited to get a clear image before she announced it. The anticipation was palpable.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Then a clear view appeared. This was the moment they found out.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
It is a GIRL!

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Look at all of their expressions as they saw a clear view of her tiny fingers.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Afterward, Sarah admired the printouts of their little daughter, while Brad cuddled with their son.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
As soon as she got in the car, Sarah called her parents.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs
Then we came to my house, where they called Brad’s parents. Isaac found my phone — I guess he had some calls to make, too.

Pregnancy ultrasound maternity portraits in Colorado Springs

Congratulations, Sarah, Brad, and Isaac!

Midwife: Baby’s Breath Midwifery

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[…] I have been documenting Sarah’s pregnancy since her first ultrasound. You can see my previous photos here: First ultrasound Second ultrasound Third ultrasound […]

Awesome

I have to say that I have only seen 3 sets of photos during an ultra sound and all three have been here. Its an awesome moment and you have captured it so well. Makes me kick myself for not bringing in a photographer.

PS… I skipped to the end to see if you told us the sex. LOL!!

Chris Honour
http://EastOrlandoPhotography.com

I can’t wait to meet her! :o) Tamera

Wow!

Oh congratulations to Brad and Sarah!!! So wonderful to see them again. Thank you for posting these – you captured the sweetness of the moment magnificently (as usual).

man, that makes me really sad that my maternity care with my first pregnancy was NOTHING like that. That is so sweet!

I love your photos because they are soooooooo personal and you capture life….and it’s all good….
No sadness…all joy….just the way I like it. *hugs*

your friends are so lucky to have you to document this.

Will you be there for the birth?

Oh, the “Fingers” photo is divine. Just lovely! Congrats to them all.

Oh, the “Fingers” photo is divine. Just lovely! Congrats to them all.

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Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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