Life is crazy. I wasn't even supposed to document this birth. I was helping out a fellow photog friend who broke her wrist. She asked me to stand in her place if this mama happened to go into labor before she recovered from her injury. The next day, I got a text saying that this mama's water broke! That evening I got the call to come into the birth center to witness and capture such an intimate, empowering time in their lives.
Birth takes the innate strength and power of the mama and also the steadfast support of her loved ones. I'm still in awe of the love and connection witnessed through Alyssa's birth story.
Welcome to this world sweet Oliver.