a beautiful beginning: ryder james’s birth story.

on 4.7.11 at 8:49pm, i witnessed a miracle. ryder james was born and it was beautiful. i invite you to watch the slideshow as it tells the story of his birth while trisha and kevin welcome their 3rd baby boy into the world. 7.13lbs, 19.5″ of perfection. thank you so much for allowing me to be there to witness such amazingness. you did great and made it look so easy! you were the same amount of calmness from when you checked in at 5cm through pushing him out. that’s crazy! congratulations! as always, mommy approved all the images. enjoy.

peace, melanie

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Becca - April 17, 2011 - 8:13 pm

WOW. This leaves me speechless. You beautifully captured the miracle of birth!

Luci - April 11, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Mel… This is beautiful! his face is so adorable!!! As always you are the best. love ya!

Lisa - April 11, 2011 - 2:48 am

Wow! Amazing photos, Melanie! What a gorgeous, precious little guy! Congratulations to the mommy and daddy! The slideshow made me cry, and I’m not even prego!

brenda - April 11, 2011 - 1:27 am

perfect captures. adorable little man. can’t wait for more 2011 births for you and kelly to shoot!!

Aunt Brittany - April 10, 2011 - 10:07 pm

This was truly one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I cried the whole way through! Thank you Kevin & Trisha for making me the proud Aunt of another little blessing! And thank you Melanie for capturing it on film. (Can’t wait to have my next one!) 🙂

sarah korn - April 10, 2011 - 5:16 pm


trisha carle - April 10, 2011 - 12:58 pm

This is the most amazing thing that happens and u captured everthing. Thanka for being there and making this an even more memorable moment. Love ya

Denise Tracy - April 10, 2011 - 6:40 am

Wow…pictures are amazing. Feel like I just went thru the whole delivery with them…just no pain! HA! Congrats on the beautiful baby boy and love the name. Wish there had been someone to photograph all my deliveries…all I have are memories…but good ones!

Kevin Carle - April 10, 2011 - 2:29 am

I seriously have tears rolling down my cheeks! I am so thankful that you came in to share this with us. You have captured everything and anything that we would want or should remember. Thank you soooo much for your love and support!

Sarah A - April 10, 2011 - 2:25 am

yippee, first birth of the year! cried. and loved them all 🙂

Aunt E - April 10, 2011 - 1:45 am

Sooo beautiful. I love my new nephew Ryder James 🙂 I can’t even put into words how awesome the slideshow was. It truly helps to capture how magical that day was. Thank you for being there Melanie…we’re so lucky to have you in our family!!!

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