I always feel so honored to be hired as a birth photographer. It is such a special and intimate event in a family’s life. This story was no exception. I got to meet this sweet couple a few weeks before their birth at their maternity session and I found out very quickly what a great family they were. I love seeing new dads as they support their wives in labor and Jake was an AWESOME coach as well as their doula Jodi! I think the sweetest thing I remember from this birth was when Mama had a contraction and Dad coached and encouraged her through it. When it had passed he looked at her and said “You are so pretty.” I nearly melted right there. Baby S’s birth really felt like such a blessed event as worship music was playing during the labor and delivery. Mama, you did such an amazing job bringing your sweet boy into this world! Thank you both for allowing me to document it for you.
Be sure to see the full story slideshow at the end of this post!