Recently I photographed another birth, just as wonderful as the others I’ve done, but with a special element for me. I’ve known this mom since our oldest children were 3 and playing mini soccer and tball together. Six years we have been friends. And while our children are now older and we don’t get to see each other as often, I still consider her one of my best friends. I love her girls. The are so beautiful, both inside and out, and ever caring for everyone and everything around them. Seeing them grow and become young ladies is special for me. But to get to witness their family grow in this way, on this day, was absolutely amazing. I am so beyond happy… for all five of them! ♥
Mom was having a planned c-section so I started the session in their home to get some photos of them getting ready for the hospital. People have asked me if hiring a professional photographer for a c-section is necessary. To me, it’s no more less important than any other hospital, birthing center or home birth. The reason you hire someone for this occasion is not only for that few minutes when the baby makes her appearance into the world, it’s the entire story that you want to capture. It is a week’s worth of emotion packed into one day. There are a hundred little details that you can’t rely on Uncle Bill or Gramma to photograph. It’s a moment you will want to remember every second of, for the rest of your life. That is why this type of work is so important to me. To be able to capture this priceless time and give it to a family for a lifetime, is precious.
Below are a few favorite moments and a slideshow to get a glimpse of their day. Enjoy.