This post is way overdue thanks to quite a few factors, including a hard-drive that crashed and my giving birth to my second baby girl. That being said, documenting sweet Malakai's birth is something I will never forget and was an experience I want to share. I have known Malakai's mama, Brittany, for many years; I was there when Brittany married Brad and I am honored to have been with them as they first met their sweet baby boy. Brittany was calm and collected, kind and considerate throughout many, many hours of labor. Brad was there, offering counter-pressure on her lower back for every contraction. They chose a small birth center and were prepared with music, snacks and Brittany's best friend who flew in to be there for her labor.
In the end, Brittany was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and after all measures were exhausted, she required a c-section. Having shared an entire day with Brad and Brittany in great anticipation of documenting their son's arrival, I was worried for them and hoping for the best. Because Brittany had to go under general anesthetic, I am all the more grateful I could be there to capture when a beaming Brad came walking down the hall towards his parents to introduce his baby boy to them.
Thank you, Brad and Brittany, for the opportunity to be part of Malakai's birth!
Now that technical difficulties have been resolved and my baby is here, I am eager to be shooting again! If you are awaiting your own sweet one, let me come and help you document the events of your labor and the first moment you lay eyes on that baby of yours! Memories fade, but journalistic photographs last a lifetime. It's your baby's story, I am just there so you'll be better able to tell it.