Monthly Archives: January 2014

Born at home, Javier | San Diego Home Birth Photographer

On her guess date, at about 2.55pm, Laura called to tell me, “So, if you want to induce labor, have a facial”. She did manage to finish the facial, but within 15 minutes of arriving home, she called and said. “Hi…….(long sigh)”, to which I replied. “Do you want me to come now?” “Yeah……. (sigh).” I left my house and drove for less than 10 minutes, only to be the first to arrive at her home – even before her husband, Lawrence. He arrived about 20 minutes later and shortly after that the team of midwives arrived as well.
Laura’s labor progressed beautifully, and I went about documenting her journey. The intimate connection and strong love between Laura and Lawrence was evident and ever present, and I have to admit I’m incredibly excited about the images I captured of their time together.
Two firsts happened for me at this birth – I was first to arrive, and it was the first time I captured a mama birthing her baby on the floor in her bathroom.
Javier was born at 6.36pm, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz, and measuring 20 inches.
Laura and Lawrence, thank you both from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to witness your beautiful love, and to document Javier’s birth story.

 

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Midwife home visit for Melissa | San Diego Birth Photographer

The 37 week midwife home visit is a wonderful opportunity to have your whole birth team together for the first time, and I was finally able to meet Melissa’s midwifery team for the birth of her third son, later in January. Melissa was radiant, even though she wasn’t feeling very well at the time of this visit, and her older boys are excited about the arrival of their little brother soon! I have to admit that I can hardly contain my own excitement about this upcoming birth!

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A Blessingway for Melissa | San Diego Birth Photographer

Melissa’s Blessinway was truly beautiful. Colorful. So many wonderful women of the San Diego Birth Community came to celebrate and honor Melissa, before the arrival of her third son later this month. I am honored that I get to attend this baby’s birth soon! Thank you, Melissa, for allowing me to be part of these special events in your life!

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