March 25, 2013
One of my favorite things about photographing births is when I am invited into the sacred birthing space of a long-time friend, which is what happened two weeks ago when my friend Irene powerfully delivered her second daughter, Brenna Amelia, at home. Irene’s pregnancy hasdbeen full of ups and downs, and a lot of uncertainty as to whether or not she would get her long-desired home birth. In the end, everything worked out perfectly and with just two hours of active labor, Brenna peacefully made her way earthside. This was a beautiful, beautiful birth to witness. I just love when a woman trusts her body and listens to her own intuition, and when the people surrounding her support her in that.