A couple days after her due date, I met Ella's parents (Dalyn and Jordan) for lunch to talk business and birth photography.
The next evening Dalyn texted to say she'd been contracting a lot of the day. Shortest timeline so far.
But then Ella started calling the shots. I think she may have been distancing herself from such a tumultuous election. Sweet Dalyn was so strong and brave and waited 48 hours from first contraction to finally meet her sweet, beautiful baby girl. I was honored to be there for the labor and birth of a very close friend's very close friend, who I now call my friend. Things did not go as they planned, but Dalyn and Jordan were gracious and patient. So grateful for the hours and hours (and hours) we spent together!