I wrote on Facebook the day after this shoot that it was times like these that I no longer hear the noise and distraction of the wedding industry world, or who says they are doing what on social media, and I am brought back to the pure roots of why I do this job. To truly be present with people and document all that happens as they experience a milestone in their lives. To acknowledge that their story is important and worth telling. I spent the day with baby T’s family as his Mommy labored and labored to bring him into the world. After laboring a very long time it just looked like the best thing to do in the given situation was to have a c-section. This was not their plan at all, but these two (new) parents rallied together, showed support of one another and made the tough decision. I was not allowed in the c-section so for the sake of story telling, these two have shared with me a couple of cell phone pictures of the delivery (you will see them in the middle in a row of three).
This is sacred work, to witness the hard work of labor to bring a new life into the world. I’m in awe of what I get to see in these moments and the bond it creates between me and the sweet family laboring and delivering new life to the world. Baby T, we are so glad you are here!