If you've ever followed a dream, you know that it can take you to some unlikely places. When I arrived at Bridget and Jonathan's house at 4:30 in the morning last Thursday, he said, "How many births have you photographed?" The answer? Absolutely zero. But if you have an adventurous spirit, these things are impossible to turn down.
|Jon sat on this stool the entire night. I thought he was resting, but Bridget told me later that he actually fell asleep.|
|E sat quietly in the room eating animal crackers and keeping vigil over mom.|
|When R saw mom in the birthing tub, he went and got his rubber ducky.|
|The kids went from playing with grandpa to watching mom labor. The contrast between mom's focus and the kids' playfulness was fun to watch.|
|The moment where the whole thing felt worth it.|
|Brand new feet.|
|As baby T cried Bridget said, "It's okay, you have a whole family to love you."|
|Jon holding his son for the first time.|
|R was a big fan of the birth tub hose.|
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I came home and told my husband I needed another baby. He said, "We still have Eli!"
Thank you Bridget and Jonathan for allowing me to be a part of your miracle. It was an honor and privilege that will fill my heart with nostalgia for a very long time!