Twin Birth Photography | Lilly and Logan | Las Vegas Photographer
Las Vegas Twin Birth Photographer | Lilly and Logan's Twin Birth
Deciding to have a child is such a happy moment for many soon-to-be parents. However, sometimes these decisions are followed with long journeys of infertility, repeated miscarriages, unexpected surprises, and unplanned delivery outcomes. Emily has been so gracious to let me share her story with you and I can only hope that the images do it justice.
This is a real twin birth story, with real complications, and real pictures of how the delivery unfolded. I truly find birth remarkable, regardless of how babies are delivered into this world and I hope that every mother will choose to document this journey for them and for their children. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to document Lilly and Logan's birth, and for all the other amazing mothers that have chosen me to be by their side during such a vulnerable time.
Go grab a box of tissues, you're gonna need it!
Lilly and Logan's Twin Birth Story
When Emily was 6cm I headed over to the hospital to prepare for what would be a very long night for Emily and her babies.
Upon arriving to the hospital to photograph the twins birth, everything was going perfectly. Emily had already received her epidural and was resting comfortably with her husband and mother nearby.
This is Emily's beautiful mom, Diana, who unexpectedly passed away when the twins were 2.
*I've just recently added this into the post because I think it's important to remember her presence*
After over 24 hours of labor with the twins, Emily was stuck at 8 cm dilated and was faced with the decision to have a c-section or wait it out a few more hours, risking an infection. Her and her husband took prayed and felt that a c-section was the best thing for her and the twins.
Within minutes of this decision, Lilly was showing signs of distress and her heart rate monitor read 50bpm. It was at this point that they rushed Emily and the twins into the operating room to perform an emergency c-section. I quickly pulled a nurse to the side and asked permission to stand outside the operating room to photograph the birth through a glass window.
As Emily’s mother and I stood by, waiting for the arrival of these precious babies. Seconds turned to minutes as they struggled to get Lilly out.
(It is hard to see in B&W so I have provided the colored version of the image)
After 6 minutes, a limp little girl, gray and lifeless, entered this world followed quickly by her brother.
A sense of relief came over all of us as we heard Logan let out his first cry, but panic continued as we watched the medical staff struggle to revive Lilly.
Lilly receiving CPR
After 17 long minutes, they were finally able to get her heart beating again and eventually it was beating by itself. Throughout the morning you couldn't walk by a doctor or nurse who wasn't distraught and crying.
Lilly was alive but her outcome was unknown. She would have to be life-flighted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah where she would undergo various treatments and observations.
Logan got his first bath with his daddy by his side.
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