I realized the other day that this sweet family gave me permission to share their birth and I hadn’t hit post!  There are so many things I loved about this birth.  First, being asked to capture another birth for them, returning clients make my heart swoon.  I LOVE that this family is so big and fun and loud and full of love.  They invited me to the “before” birthday party and you’ll see a few photos in the very beginning and then I followed them to the hospital.  I’ve had people question whether they want to have a c-section photographed or not and my answer is always YES!  All birth experiences and babies are worth documenting!  I love that I get to be moms eyes, along with my camera and lens when she is being tended to, moments she would have missed otherwise.  All these first moments, they are so valuable, and they slip by so very quickly.  I’m honored and humbled to get to be a part of so many births.

You can view their full birth slideshow below (reader viewers will need to click over).

If you’d like to have your birth photographed, I still have a few openings in 2012, but contact me at lstradtner@mac.com soon as they fill up fast!