Birth is such a holy experience. It welcomes in tradition and new life simultaneously, and it is always an honor to be invited into someone’s birthing space. This sweet mama was twelve days over due, and we were all anxious and ready for Wyatt’s arrival! When I finally got the phone call, it was short and direct–the baby was coming. I threw my gear into the car and some clothes on and drove the ten minutes to their home, only to walk in to hear baby cries! He came lightening fast, so fast in fact that no one but his daddy was there to catch him! His grandparents and I arrived a few minutes after and walked in to find his mama holding him on the bedroom floor, still attached.
Wyatt was born en caul, still inside his sac. It is considered unique and good luck in most cultures! I photographed the hours after birth and then came back the next morning to capture the new family of five! I love how intimate and wonderfully relaxed home births are, and this one was no exception. Enjoy these intimate photos~
Her husband wiped off her feet and I couldn’t help but appreciate how tenderly he cared for her…
Memorizing every single detail of his face.
I absolutely LOVE this image!! Shows the support and adoration of their family…
Babies come out ready to connect. I love how Wyatt grabbed hold of each of the midwives hands.
Time for a weigh in 😉 He was a good sized baby!
Unsure. Disappointed. Not everyone knew what to make of the baby.
My favorite family image! I’d blow it up on a big canvas 😉 All the boys.