I can't think of a better way to start my new blog than with an entry about photographing my first birth story in Seattle. Soon after moving here, I met Gina and Joe through Ballard Swedish Midwifery's Centering program as we were both expecting babies in May. I instantly loved them; their wit, style and creativity. I am so grateful to them for allowing me to be present for the birth of their baby boy and be present as they became three.
Gina originally planned on delivering at Swedish Ballard, but late in her pregnancy she and Joe had to switch prenatal care to an OB/GYN and plan for a cesarean delivery at Swedish First Hill. Due to hospital policy, we knew I would not be allowed in the operating room so Gina suggested that we meet at their place before they needed to check in, which allowed us the opportunity for some preparation photos as they completed the final tasks before meeting their baby boy. The three of us then headed to the hospital to get Gina checked in and prepped for her delivery.
I was so impressed by how calm the two of them remained throughout the process as they patiently awaited their turn in the O.R. On the way to the hospital we spoke about Gina's need for a c-section and I very much appreciated her positive perspective. Maxwell is one lucky boy to be welcomed by these two! Thank you again for the opportunity to shoot Maxwell's birth story. Welcome to the world little guy!
Aunt Sylvia & Uncle Jim(non-registered)
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful story of the day Maxwell was born! Watch out world here I come! What a absolute blessing
baby's are! Each day you will be amazing at what you and God have created! Can't wait to meet him! Give us a call and we can do Skype or IChat ! Looking forward to talking with you soon! Love, Aunt Sylvia & Uncle Jim
Very Cool! Good work friend. I wish I would have done this with all my kids. I feel like if I did this with the next one the others might feel jealous. Maybe not. Love you.
Beautiful job Elizabeth!
What a wonderful job you have done capturing such precious moments. I cried the whole way through this- all 3 times I watched! Congratulations to Gina and Joe! Baby Maxwell has the best parents imaginable. Thank you for sharing this!
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