Feel free to cozy up with your favorite beverage (if you're like me, then maybe it's an espresso over ice with a splash of cream, or a warm matcha latte if it's cold outside!) and stay awhile. This is my place to share not just beautiful weddings or sessions, but to share my life. My hope is through this, you'll get to know a bit more about me and all the beautiful people that make it worth living!
I can honestly say that there is no greater honor than being asked to take pictures of a baby taking his/her first breath. When Erin contacted me via facebook about coming and taking pictures at their home delivery, I literally screamed outloud. . .you can ask my mom and dad as they were sitting in the same room when I read the message! :) I prayed that it would work into my already busy schedule and that I would make it to Wenatchee in time as it is an hour drive. I really wanted to be there as (this makes me sound really old!!) I held Adam (the daddy) the day he came home from the hospital. . .how many years ago was that? :) Well, I got a text at 6:00 a.m. saying it was time, so I quickly got ready for the day, grabbed my gear and headed out. The hour drive seemed to take forever as I just wanted to be there. But, as with any labor/delivery, there is no telling when baby will make his/her entrance into the world. So by the time I arrived things weren’t progressing as anticipated. So we went for walk, came back and still not much change. In my next post, I will share that I left for a few hours in order to be with my friend as she had flown in from NYC to have a memorial service for her unborn baby. It was quite a paradox. I attended the service with my dear friend, Kristen, and then headed back to Erin and Adam’s for the birth of their precious baby. Things had definitely progressed while I was gone and they were ready for the midwife to arrive. Things progressed beautifully. Erin was made for labor. . .I’ve been blessed to be in quite a few labor/deliveries and I can say that Erin is AMAZING. I had two home births myself and I know I wasn’t as sweet and kind as she was! :) Everything about this birth was special, but the unknown of whether it was a boy or girl made the anticipation even greater. Samuel Charles James arrived and tears were shed! I just kept clicking the shutter hoping I got a good shot as my eyes were blurry through the tears. He couldn’t have been born into a more awesome family. . .I look forward to watching him grow up along with Grace, Ben and Noelle! Congratulations, Adam and Erin!!
I am dying to photograph a birth! this is amazing! My favorite photo from this series – the dad with the cell in hand looking extremely OVERJOYED and full of happiness that his little babe is born! so awesome!!!!!!
Wow! As a mama of 5, this brought tears to my eyes! I never had a home-birth, but think they are very cool. LOVE the baby’s wrinkly lil fingers, and Dad looked so happy on the phone telling the good news. The photos of mama & baby are tooooo sweet!
Thank you for this gorgeous documentation of a gorgeous birth. I will forever be grateful to have been there. I am now also so grateful to have such lovely artwork of the time shared. Blessings to you.
Oh my. What a treasure to have this incredible experience captured so, forever! What a gift.