Photographing a birth is unlike anything else (that’s an obvious statement)! This is the third time I have done it, each time with the same family. I’m so honored they have asked me to do this for them again! I share these with permission from the parents, and want to let my readers know that although there is no nudity in these photos, they do depict a birth as well as breastfeeding.
Jenn and Bill have two daughters, Lily and Charlotte, and Jenn always shares hilarious stories and adorable photos online. I have loved following along with them throughout the years! Every time I see a picture of one of the girls, I can’t help but think back to the day they were each born, and I remember their little scrunchie newborn faces and curled up legs, wrinkly feet, and tiny fingernails. They found out while they were pregnant that they would be having another girl! They were thrilled. After all, they have this “girl” thing down (and baby #3 is going to have a fabulous wardrobe)!
When I arrived at the hospital, Jenn and Bill were relaxed and casually waiting for another check for dilation. I figured we would have a bit more time, as we had been texting about her progress. However, within a few short minutes, the doctor and nurses were there, setting up and saying that it was time to have a baby! I think it took a minute for that to sink in, it’s such a defining moment: the long wait of pregnancy is over, and now it was time to push. You can actually feel the energy in the room quietly ramp up, although Jenn remained calm as ever, and the delivery was quick. The photos tell the rest of the story.
Coraline JoAnne came into this world, and her story begins…