I had the honor of photographing my dear friends, Erin & Ken as they labored through the journey of meeting their precious baby girl. I’m calling it a journey because since it was a homebirth, it really was a journey as they moved through their house, finding different ways to cope and find comfort through the pain of childbirth. I ended up capturing them as they went on a journey with many peaks and valleys to finally meet their baby girl. For days before Erin gave birth, I too anticipated the birth, anxious, sleepless and feeling a bit nervous and scared. I mean, having had two c-sections myself, I wasn’t sure how I would feel watching a natural birth. I recalled my own experience with labor and how I reacted like a caged and corned animal, freaked and panicked. Erin & Ken were the opposite; calm, focused and trudged on through the pain and exhaustion with beautiful determination and patience. I photographed them for a bit on the day before her labor and then the twelve hours of the last day of her labor. It was a beautiful story that I’m honored I was able to capture, proud of what I created and thrilled I can share with you.
I really hate choosing just a few to share on the blog because they all go together to tell the story, so please take some time to watch the slideshow I created.
View full size slideshow here.
Slideshow music: Zee Avi-The Story, Fernando Ortega-Softly & Tenderly and Jason Mraz-I won’t give up.
Oh and by the way, their baby girl is just absolutely perfect, precious and beautiful! It goes without saying that mommy and baby did and are doing great. Having a newborn in my life again is WONDERFUL! I’m hoping if I just bring food every time I visit for a baby snuggle fix, they won’t get sick of me!