documentary photography and films for the brave, the passionate, the wild at heart
washington dc and northern virginia
documenting the stories of motherhood and real life
from bellies to births to babies and beyond
This was my second time photographing Keri give birth, and the first time I was with her for nearly 20 hours. This time, I barely made it. She was powerful and fierce and delivered her little girl in just over an hour from her first contraction.
Sometimes birth is drama and sweat and tears. Other times, it is quiet and gentle and surprisingly quick. This first time mom got induced overnight and by 9 am she had her sweet girl in her arms with the sunlight streaming in the room.
In this film, big sister Maddi meets her new baby sister Rosie for the first time. It was poignant and enchanting and everything one wants to remember from the time their babies first meet.