The regular reader will be aware that my wife recently gave birth to our second daughter, Norah Dali Gill.
Firstly, I want to say thank you to all those who sent me best wishes on twitter facebook and Instagram, very kind of you all!
It was all a bit of a surprise to be honest, despite there being some hints at an early arrival some weeks back, we were still a little shocked when she decided the day was the day at three weeks before the due date. Thankfully, we were very much prepared. Hannah had her bag packed, and I of course had my camera bag ready to go, or at least I knew exactly what I was going to take.
All the photos were shot on Portra 400 with the Leica M-A, Zeiss 50mm ZM Sonnar and Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 Nokton at somewhere between 1/60th and 1.4 and 1/125th and f2.
Before I get any further I’d also like to thank AG Photo Lab, I think they’ve done a great job of dealing with various slightly crappy lighting inside the hospital, and of course my haphazard approach to metering. Thanks guys!
So to the photos …
At 7:30 in the morning Hannah told me it was happening. We phoned the hospital and as is the standard, they told us to stay at home until Hannah felt she was ready to go into hospital. She took the opportunity to glam herself up. Whilst she clearly had her cool, I didn’t load the film very well, please excuse the light leak…
The time came and we got a lift up to the hospital, things were getting a little tense for Hannah
In the delivery sweet, this was the last photo I took before my concentration was required elsewhere.
Not long later she was born and despite 20 days early, she was a good weight
Swaddled in a cot whilst we got ready to move to the post natal ward
Photo opportunity for me
Into the post natal ward
As well as “Nonny & Puppy”
I had to leave soon after to take Connie home to bed.
The next day I returned to a very peaceful mum and baby…
Hope you enjoyed the photos
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