Birth of Baby C – NJ Birth Photography
I met this couple last fall when they were looking for a doula to support them during labor and birth and a birth photographer to document their journey. It was not even few minutes into our conversation when we found so many connections in our lives, from family members, friends and work environment. It just felt like it was meant to be!
Through working prenatally with them I had the opportunity to spend time with them and get to know them more and I just fell in love with this sweet, down to earth couple. I was so excited to be able to be there for them when time came.
And it just turned out that the baby decided to come when I was at the Prudential Center cheering for New Jersey Devils. I had my bag and all equipment with me so I just jumped in the car and met the couple in the hospital. The mama was laboring beautifully, already in active labor and I knew it was not going to be long before this little baby arrived. The dad was amazingly supportive as well as her midwife Lonnie Morris of The Childbirth Center in Clifton, NJ and a team of nurses. With the help of Lonnie, mama brought her baby out into the world and onto her chest and into the arms of her and her husbands. The beauty of the moment was so overwhelming, that several of us in the rooms were wiping tears from our eyes.
It was a real honor to witness, support and document this miracle!