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Emily

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Ethan Charles | Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

The weekend before Ethan’s due date I was scheduled to be out of town for the Off-Call conference for birth photographers. Ironically enough I was “on-call” while at Off-Call and had a conversation with some of my colleagues who are a part of Virginia Birth Photographers.  We were talking about when we get most of our “its time for you to come” calls and I expressed that while some of my birth babies have come in the middle of the night, Ive always been there for hours beforehand and had never gotten THE call in the middle of the night. Ethan must have known, because sure enough I got the call they were heading to the hospital around 3am. 

Thank goodness I didn’t go back to sleep because Ethan was ready to celebrate his birthday. I arrived at Virginia Hospital Center around 4:30 and he was born just after 6am! I think he takes the new record for shortest length of time between when I arrived and when he was born. My favorite moments have to be when his big sister, Kennedy, got to meet him later in the morning. She kept telling me how he was “her baby” and kept asking “when can we take him home?” It was so endearing! 

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  1. Barbara says:

    What a wonderful way to remember such a beautiful moment! I love the picture of Kennedy kissing the baby’s head. So sweet!

  2. Leslie Summey says:

    Such sweet photos!

  3. A. Mattheiss says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  4. Kelly says:

    Congratulations! I love these pictures!!

  5. Pat Bowles says:

    Takes my breath away!!! What a beautiful "love story"โ™กโ™กโ™ก

  6. Kelly says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  7. Katie says:

    Yay! Love having this time captured for us!

  8. Abigail says:

    Ethan Charles Jordan <3 my lovely nephew

  9. Shannen says:

    Welcome to the world Ethan! Lovely pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sheena Bell says:

    Congratulations, Jordan family! He’s perfect!

  11. Jennifer, Howie, DJ & Ferdie Brande says:

    Love you all Jordan family! What a beautiful family looking quite serene and perfect! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  12. Ashley says:

    Congratulations Jordan family! These photos are so special and capture some truly beautiful moments that brought tears to my eyes. Incredibly sweet!

  13. Anne says:

    Beautiful pictures. Congratulations again.

  14. Stephanie W says:

    Congratulations! Great photos! What a precious moment captured! (His girlfriend will be here soon!)

  15. Joni says:

    My favorites are of Ethan and Kennedy.

  16. Jessica says:

    What beautiful photos! Congratulations!

  17. Amanda Chohamin says:

    So many tears! You have a beautiful family.

  18. Brad Jordan says:

    I think Ethan already has more hair than me! I think my fave right now is Kennedy’s hand on Ethan’s hand. Thank you soo much for capturing these moments!

  19. Tracy says:

    These are such beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. I can not wait to meet sweet baby Ethan!

  20. Jennifer Antoon says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

  21. Denise says:

    Gorgeous photos. What a beautiful family!

  22. Jewelyn says:

    Congratulations!! What incredible photos of Ethan joining the world. I’m actually reaching out to your photographer based on this shoot alone. Enjoy your growing family!

  23. Beth says:

    Congratulations!

  24. Patty says:

    These are beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  25. Lanie says:

    These are wonderful! Congratulations!

  26. Amy says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  27. Kristin says:

    Congrats on a beautiful family. You are blessed!

  28. Morgan says:

    Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures and a beautiful family.

  29. Emily S. says:

    So lovely! Congratulations!

  30. Ana says:

    How beautiful… Congratulations guys!

  31. Stephanie says:

    Fabulous pictures!! They so beautifully captured this special arrival!

  32. Brooke tangen says:

    Omg these are perfect!

  33. Courtney Yarbrough says:

    Congratulations! He is perfect and your family is beautiful!

  34. Steph says:

    Beautiful! Congrats to you both ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Ann Hurley says:

    Wow! These are beautiful. Congrats to your family on another perfect little addition. God bless you guys. Love, Ann & family

  36. Meagan Connors says:

    Very beautiful photos! Love them!

  37. Rachael says:

    Congrats on the new addition to the family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Jenny says:

    So much wonderful, beautiful emotion – you guys have me tearing up!! Mark & I are so happy for you all, congratulations!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful family for Beautiful pictures! Congrats!

  40. Katie says:

    Kennedy says she loves the ones of her with Ethan.

  41. Bunnie says:

    Love the photos. Beautiful family.

  42. Jon says:

    Great photos of first moments.

  43. Bunnie says:

    Congratulations to the new big sister. Great photos

  44. Jon says:

    Welcome to Ethan Charles. Congratulations all

  45. Donald Trump says:

    Awwww how cute

  46. Colleen/Mom/Gram Gram says:

    He’s so precious!

  47. Queen of England says:

    Why, what a lovely young fellow. Cheerio, fish and chips and all.

  48. Donna O'K says:

    Love the black & white photo of the four of you on the bed. Precious family moment.

  49. Erin Seal says:

    Awesome first moments! Love these

  50. Mila Robinson says:

    Congratulations! What beautiful pictures ! So happy for you guys ! XO

  51. Keri Jordan says:

    I love these photos. What a gift that you were there to capture such a magical time with them, they look incredible. I’m especially impressed by how good Katie looks after giving birth!
    Keri Jordan

  52. Jill says:

    Beautiful pictures. My favorites have to be of father and son.

  53. Sara K says:

    What a great record of the birth story! Beautiful pictures worth so much more than words! Congratulations!

  54. Mike Donaldson says:

    Awesome! Congrats!

  55. Colleen says:

    He’s an adorable baby, just like Kennedy was. So happy you got great pictures of the whole family.

  56. Brad Jordan says:

    Im so glad we were able to capture these moments! I cant wait to put some on the walls!

  57. Joni says:

    On second go round, the ones of Ethan unwrapped have a lot of angst in them.
    ‘Why is it so cold? And bright?’

  58. Abigail Kennedy says:

    I love him already <3

  59. Claire Beitel says:

    HES SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE

  60. Kayleen says:

    You are blessed and highly favored.

  61. Jessi says:

    Great photos! Congratulations Katie & Brad!!

  62. Diana Bowen says:

    Beautiful pictures and will be great memories! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Heather Prica says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!!

  64. Sara M says:

    Congrats Katie and Brad, he’s so handsome! Emily, your pictures are beautiful!

  65. Miranda D says:

    What a beautiful family! The pictures capture those first moments perfectly!

  66. Jack says:

    He’s cute

  67. Congratulations Katie. What a beautiful baby boy. Cherish these memories in photos.

  68. Jenny W says:

    I love these pictures of these special first moments!!!! Love seeing your family expand Katie and what an awesome photographer!!!!!!

  69. Reyna Truby says:

    Very cute photos. Love them.

  70. Joy Truby says:

    Incredible pictures. Making memories for the whole family for years to come.

  71. Steph mcfarland says:

    So beautiful!!

  72. Gina Nabours says:

    Such beautiful pictures, Katie! And what an amazing idea to boot! Wishing you and your family nothing but the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Lesley Wright says:

    What a beautiful family!

  74. Melissa luchau says:

    Congratulations Katie and family!!! Perfection!!!

  75. Kathleen says:

    So lovely. Very happy for you two

  76. Joyce. B says:

    Beautiful mommy and beautiful baby!

  77. Rachel says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful!

  78. Andrea Bishop says:

    Beautiful parents, beautiful baby and beautiful moments!

  79. Kim muir says:

    Love these pictures!!!! So beautiful!

  80. Kirk Gillespie says:

    There are very few things in life more beautiful than the miracle of a new born and the love of family! These photos bring such joy!

  81. Kat says:

    Beautiful!

  82. Sarah says:

    Beautiful!!! Babies never seem to come as planned

  83. Barb Aldinger says:

    So precious! How awesome to have this blessing captured!

  84. Taryn Sneed says:

    What a beautiful family! !!!! <3

  85. Tina says:

    What a beautiful baby. You did good.

  86. Missy Tingen says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Congratulations!!!

  87. Stella says:

    Beautiful family!!! Congratulations!!!

  88. Marra says:

    Congrats – a new addition to a beautiful family!

  89. Lauren Cummings says:

    Beautiful pictures of a priceless moment! Congrats!!

  90. Susanna says:

    Seems like Kennedy was just that tiny and now she’s a big sister!! Beautiful photos!!

  91. Mike larsen says:

    Congrats!

  92. Lauren says:

    What lovely photos of you and your family! Congratulations again and again!

  93. Melissa says:

    Excited for you and your family! Congratulations!

  94. Aunt Carolyn says:

    Great pictures ,great family !

  95. Kristi says:

    Congratulations! Love these photos and the memories you will have from them.

  96. Tameeka says:

    Beautiful. God Bless

  97. Sharon Locchetta-Carr says:

    Beautiful pictures Katie of a beautiful family! โค

  98. Becky Elston says:

    I loved all the photos. I felt as if I were there in person. What a wonderful remembrance

    Becky Elston