Judah Justice Cerveny – 10/15/2014

Wow!  It’s been a little over 13 months since I last blogged.  So many things have happened since my last post.  In November 2013 we moved from Los Angeles to the Northern Philadelphia suburbs for better career opportunities for Victoria.  Before we got settled into our new home in Lansdale, PA we had a period where we were living at 4 addresses within a 10 week period.  That was quite a challenge especially with a 5 year, 3 year, and 10 month old.  Of course as soon as we settled on our new (to us) 3 bedroom home we found out we were very unexpectedly expecting baby #4!!  This was quite a surprise!!

Judah Justice Cerveny was born at home, as planned like his older brother and sisters, a little before 5pm on Wednesday October 15th, 2014.  He was a big guy, weighing 9lbs 3oz and was 20.75 inches long.

Victoria was a few days late with Gideon, Esther, & Tabitha, although her body had always threatened to kick them out earlier.  Again, with this pregnancy we thought Judah might come sooner than he did, but he kept us waiting.  Once Victoria reached 41 weeks, the midwife, Kathy Hindle of Midwifery Traditions, called to see what we could do to get this baby out.  Victoria was offered the opportunity to go in for a non-stress test and also try acupuncture to induce labor.  Victoria chose acupuncture which turned out to be quite miserable for her and didn’t have any affect on helping the baby come.

Two days later we went to Victoria’s regularly scheduled midwife appointment.  The midwife examined Victoria and told us never in her 37 years of practice has she seen someone 8cm dilated and not in labor!! We made a plan for the midwives to come and break Victoria’s water once the kids were in bed that evening knowing that once her water broke Judah would arrive pretty quickly.  Shortly after getting home, however, Victoria started labor.  We called the midwives and told them they would have to come over earlier than planned.  They told us to get the birth pool ready.

Upon inflating and filling the pool, the tiny leak which we thought was patched, started hissing.  I had to reinflate the pool every 15 minutes throughout labor to keep the pool walls from sagging.  I spent the whole afternoon imagining the pool bursting and 100+ gallons of water pouring all over our bedroom and down to the floor below causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.  This leak caused Judah’s labor and delivery to be the most stressful for me out of all our children.  The worst thing is once Victoria got in the pool her labor slowed down and after an hour or so she got out, and never got back in.  Once she got out of the pool her labor picked back up and Judah was born “on land” shortly after her water broke.

Once again, I am so proud of Victoria and how she gave birth completely drug free and naturally! We are very thankful to have had all of our children born at home, where Victoria has the freedom to labor and deliver in the places and positions in which she is most comfortable. Judah means “praise” and we praise God for the four precious blessings He’s given us in our children!

Here are some photos I grabbed with my Canon 5D3 and Sony a6000.

Esther looks on as Victoria gets IV antibiotics for GBS+

The midwife listens in on Judah’s heartbeat

Trying to relax in the birth pool

The pool is nice in between contractions!

Working hard

Mama and baby take their first look at each other

Welcome earth side, baby Judah!

The kids were eager to ensure it was really a brother!

Sweet Judah

The midwife gives a “tour” of the placenta

How much does he weigh?

Judah’s a big boy!

Home birthing is a family affair

Esther is in love with her baby brother

Gideon thinks he’s pretty cool too

Wegman’s ultimate chocolate cake for Judah’s birthday

Our crazy kids!

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Franciscan Gardens Wedding Photography – Brian & Jenny – 09/01/2013

Last Sunday after enjoying a day of rest and recovery from Friday’s wedding I headed to Franciscan Gardens to capture Brian & Jenny’s wedding day!!  I was so excited their wedding day was finally here!!  You may remember their engagement session I posted on my blog a couple months ago.  Brian & Jenny met with me over 2 years ago to talk wedding photography even though they didn’t have a venue or date yet.  When they were finally ready to book, after deciding on a date and venue, they made it clear that if I wasn’t available on their chosen date they would change their plans around me.  Thankfully none of that was required!

I love how intimate Brian & Jenny’s wedding day was with just a small selection of their closest family and friends.  There are so many awesome images from their wedding day!!  Take a look at some of my favorites below!

Here are some of the amazing people that helped make Brian & Jenny’s wedding so amazing!!
Venue – Franciscan Gardens
First Look – Mission San Juan Capistrano
Cake – Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers – La Petite Fleur
Coordinator – Kimberly Conners Events
DJ – Visuals Around Sound
Photographer – Rustin Michael
Assistant – Danny Mendoza
Videography – Dave and a Camera

Jenny getting ready for the day.

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Some details

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After Brian & Jenny were ready we walked across the street to Mission San Juan Capistrano for the first look and some portraits. Brian was shocked with how perfect his bride looked.

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After the first look we spent some time shooting portraits on Brian & Jenny.

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We headed back to the garden for some bridal party photos before the ceremony

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I love this moment just after Jenny & Brian are announced as husband and wife.

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Thanks to Danny Mendoza for capturing this wide angle of the reception area.

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Brian and Jenny practice for many weeks to pull off this Tango for their first dance.

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I am so thankful that Adam & Victoria hired me for their wedding 3 years ago so I could meet Brian & Jenny!

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Montage Laguna Beach Wedding Photography – Lorne & Elizabeth – 08/30/2013

Last Friday I was blessed to be able to capture Lorne & Elizabeth’s beautiful wedding at the gorgeous Montage Laguna Beach. When I arrived at the Montage, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, it looked like it was going to be a beautiful day with bright blue skies and hopefully a beautiful sunset. We were not let down! I am so thankful that Elizabeth’s best friend Claudia connected me with this amazing couple. You can read a little more about their story on my post from their engagement session.

There are so many incredible images from Elizabeth & Lorne’s wedding that I can’t share them all here. Below you will find a selection of some of my favorites!

But first, here are some of the amazing people that helped make Lorne & Elizabeth’s wedding so amazing!!
Venue – Montage Laguna Beach
Cake – Royal Cakes
Flowers – Shirvan Design
Coordinator – Stacy Porras
DJ – Dance All Night
Photographer – Rustin Michael
2nd Photographer – Danny Mendoza
Assistant – Natalie Fong
Videography – Creative Art Video

The view from Elizabeth’s room. She dared not peak throughout getting ready.

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The girls before getting dressed for the day

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Elizabeth loves her dog Fidget. He was dressed for the day also.

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Some gorgeous details

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One of the benefits of getting married at The Montage is they loan out some of their bling from their collection. This is such a great benefit for brides!

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Elizabeth writing a note into the card for Lorne.

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Look at these slick cufflinks Elizabeth picked out for her groom!

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Finally time to get dressed!

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Elizabeth looked stunning!

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Just before heading down for the ceremony a card from Lorne arrived.

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Thanks to Danny Mendoza for capturing these ceremony details

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Lorne patiently awaiting his bride.

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Thanks to Danny Mendoza for capturing this great image.

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Some additional spectators from the hotel watched on.

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This is going to look amazing as an album spread. Created using 3 photos for a panoramic.

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Thanks to Danny for capturing this angle of the ring exchange.

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Natalie captured this great image.

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I love these next two images!

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The wedding party.

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After some bridal party and family photos we headed down to the beach to catch the sunset.

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Danny captured this photo of the reception room.

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Look at this amazing cake!

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Two of my favorites from the grand entrance.

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Two from the first dance.

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I love the way Elizabeth is looking at her Mom during this toast.

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Thanks to Claude for giving a great speech providing me with some amazing moments!

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Elizabeth watching Lorne during the mother/son dance.

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Elizabeth & Lorne watching the same day edit by Creative Art Video

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The real reason I like shooting weddings….

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Rosalyn E. TrujilloSeptember 4, 2013 - 6:47 pm

Absolutely gorgeous.. breath taking… Pictures are amazing…May God bless this marriage always.

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