Posted on June 10, 2010
Be warned: this is a LONG one!
Between the beginning of summer and the near demise of my computer, I have let the blog sit idle lately. I thought it was worth backtracking a bit to share some of the images from one of the most amazing photographic opportunities I’ve had so far, capturing the birth of a child.
This was mama’s first baby. She was so sweet and concerned for all her visiting friends and family that she barely got any sleep for herself before the main event. I was a little worried for her. I kept thinking, “Sleep! This might be your last chance to get decent sleep for a long while.”
In addition to her husband, doctor, and great nurses, mama had a doula to guide and care for her.
I needn’t have worried. After finding the strength she needed to push for 3 HOURS, baby boy arrived with the sun.
I sometimes think that I overuse the word honor to describe how I feel about being invited into the homes and lives of my clients. In this case, I’m at a loss to think of better word. What an honor to be there, to be asked to capture this monumental moment in a family’s story. I’m still amazed.