March 16, 2013
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Just a month before her due date, Aleksandra contacted me about shooting her birth story. She had hardly any photos at all from her first two births, so she knew from experience how important it was for these fleeting moments to be captured. Her labor was fast and explosive, and I walked opened the door to the hospital room just as Apolonia was making her appearance. This was Aleksandra’s second VBAC, and she birthed her 9.5 pound baby girl completely naturally without any drugs. Let me tell you – she is one strong and powerful mama. I loved being able to spend these first precious moments with this loving family. There were lots and lots of snuggles – my favorite! Welcome to the world, Apolonia – I was so happy to spend your first few moments with you. I hope someday you are able to look at these pictures and know the love and joy with which you were welcomed into the world.