Amanda wanted a birth photographer because her first birth experience was such a whirlwind and the result was that she didn’t end up with many pictures of her first son on his first day of life. She was going to make sure that didn’t happen again. The day Ethan was born ended up being a crazy day for me. I had two birth sessions on the books with due dates only 7 days apart (for the record, I don’t normally roll the dice like this). I woke up to a text from the other mom (who was several days overdue) saying she was having pre-labor signs. Then I get a text from Amanda saying that she went to her appointment and her water is leaking so they agreed to induce her. Oh boy, two babies in one day potentially. Later in the afternoon I get word that the other mom is definitely in labor, but since she’s doing a natural home birth it could be a while. I headed up to the hospital for Amanda and get there a little after 5pm. Amanda progessed very quickly and Ethan was born at 6:45pm. Another healthy baby boy who looks just like his daddy. I left the hospital at 8pm to make the one hour drive to the other mom….. stay tuned for the rest of the story.
How sweet! What an honor to photograph the miracle of birth! I love that you did the entire session in black and white. Good call!
I love these sessions, always such a priceless time to document.
Such a beautiful and special moment in time! Great job capturing it!
oh my heart! you captured this birth soooooo beautifully! what a gift you have. these are just precious and beautiful! xo
Love this Dena!
beautiful!!!!!!!!! Wonderful job capturing such an amazing moment!
Love these! I just am amazed by birth stories 🙂 beautiful shots!!
Dena! I am loving your birth stories!! So beautiful and perfectly captured!
[…] was born. His momma originally booked me for a birth session. Check out the blog of his birth here. That turned into a newborn session where I got to meet his big brother. Ethan is probably the […]