I had the honor of photographing another home birth yesterday and there were not one, but two firsts for me.  One, this is the very first birth I’ve photographed where the baby arrived on the actual due date!  And, believe it or not, this is the first birth I’ve photographed where the family would be surprised by the gender, believe it or not.  I had to really stop and think back through all the births I’ve photographed over the years and I do believe this is the first surprise baby.  And surprised they were!  I LOVED that moment of realizing that with 4 sons, they now have a daughter.  This momma worked so hard for her baby, it was a long, hard labor, but the reward was absolutely amazing….

Congratulations T Family, I can’t wait to hear the final name choice!


Interested in having your birth photographed?  If you are local, visit my birth website and contact me at lstradtner@mac.com for available spots.  Not in my area?  Check out this list to see if there is a birth photographer in your area.  Photographers looking for information on birth photography can visit my mentoring site, The Birth Experience.