Mark & Shelby waiting on Ellie to arrive! This beautiful spot at Irmo Park is where we first did their engagement session a few years ago. This is a special session to me, Mark is one of my favorite cousins on my husband's side of the family and I loved Shelby from the moment I met her. I know they will be great parents!
Meet Elizabeth "Ellie" Harper Matthews! She arrived on Wednesday, November 9th at 2:07pm, 7lbs 4oz, 20 inches long. Ellie was born at the new Park Ridge Hospital, in Irmo, SC. This is my first time photographing a birth, and it was amazing. Shelby was so strong, focused and patient. Mark was steady support. As soon as Ellie arrived and he first laid eyes on his little girl, I knew he would never be the same. Shelby couldn't wait to console Ellie. When she snuggled into her mother's gown she settled right down with the sound of a familiar heartbeat and warmth of her mother.
One week later…. what a beautiful little nursery! Floral cribbing, sweet little gray elephants, more clothes & hair bows than she could ever wear neatly organized and waiting to accessorize sweet baby Ellie!
Tower of quilts made by "Gammy" for her little princess.
And enough bows to last a lifetime!
Ellie snuggles like a pro anywhere we placed her! I can't wait to hold her again!
Congratulations Mark & Shelby! You are already awesome parents!