I think the title might say it all, but this was one beautiful and special birth I was honored to document. Raven is my first repeat client and I was thrilled to be able to not only do her maternity pictures, but also document her birth story with her beautiful baby girl, who is almost one week old at typing this. I had plans of watching the eclipse with my family the morning she was born, but I ended up packing up shortly after it started and drove off to find Raven breathing through contractions in their sweet little cabin. Just about the time the eclipse hit it's peak, her contractions picked up and before we knew it, her water broke and baby Freya was making her way into the world fast! Birthed into the water in an outdoor tent made by her papa, this baby girl is loved so much.
Thank you Raven and Jon for letting me share your story and for allowing me the privilege of documenting this very special day. I don't normally share this many images when I post birth stories, but I couldn't help myself.
It was incredibly hard to choose between sharing color and b&w images, but even though it was a bright and sunny day and the light was gorgeous, I am drawn to the continuity in the b&w story. Please head on over to my Instagram account this week to see some of my favorite COLOR versions, as I will be sharing some individual images there.