December 4, 2017
Recently I was able to photograph a birth. It actually wasn't my first time in a delivery room with a camera. Years ago, before I had any kids of my own, before I knew the first thing about photography, I found myself in a crowded hospital delivery room, feeling very unsure of myself and wielding a video camera for a friend! I just remember that at the time, I was terrified of messing up!
This time was different. I've been through the birth experience myself three times, my camera is like an extension of my arm these days, and I was so eager to be there that I would have skipped out on Thanksgiving dinner had she gone into labor that day. (Thankfully this little guy let me have my turkey and a full night's sleep. He thoughtfully came in the morning...)
The day was very special, and I was so glad to be there documenting these moments. Babies grow so fast, and he will never be this small again. Welcome to the world little one. You have a great big family that is so happy to meet you!