I thought for Labor Day it would be fun to put together a little collection of my favorite images from various births I've been honored to photograph. Each birth I have documented is unique and each mama faces labor with such poise, love and excitement. I am grateful for the opportunity to be with parents as the anticipate meeting their sweet baby. I've photographed induced labors, cesarean sections, labors that seem like they'll never end; one birth, I arrived just a couple minutes before baby boy arrived. It's fitting that the process of getting a baby into this world is called labor because that exactly what it takes--labor, intense labor. And any parent knows, that's exactly what it continues to require each and every day with these little people we're entrusted with.
Thank you to each sweet family who as allowed me to be a small part of their incredibly special day. Enjoy a little touch of (someone else's) labor on Labor Day!