Repeat clients. I love all my clients, but it’s such an incredible honor when you get asked to document another birth story for a family. I photographed Harper’s birth in May of 2014, and was so excited when Amanda asked me to be present for Eyslee’s birth story at a birth center I’d not documented one yet. Her doula, Ali from Setting Roots Birth Services, and I, arrived early in the morning to make sure we would be there when they arrived. This being her 2nd labor, it progressed much faster than Amanda anticipated, and after arriving at the birth center around 7.10am, Eyslee was born in the water at 8.12 – barely an hour after arriving. The joy in the room was palpable, and Amanda and Charlie couldn’t wait to introduce their new addition to Harper, who arrived with her Grandma around 10.30.
Being able to witness the love and support Charlie provided for Amanda throughout her labor, was magnificent, and I’m so happy I finally had a chance to work with Midwife Susan Melnikow, and Doula Ali Feroah!
Thank you, Amanda and Charlie, for allowing me to witness your 2nd little miracle!
Arriving at Tree of Life Birth Center on the foggy morning of September 18th, 2016
BIG sister arriving!