While my emotions overflowed, I have to admit I was scared. Frightened. What if I missed shots? What if I could not get the lighting down? What if I could not handle it?
Well I missed shots, the lighting was tough and I did feel queasy at times. But I knew this.
HOWEVER on the long ride home I had a constant smile on my face. I felt so lucky and in awe. I was in awe of what my friend's body did - and what she did! Lucky to be privileged to be in the birth room at the hospital. What I did not expect was the natural HIGH I have had since.
Capturing images of a human's first breaths of air and a mother seeing her new child for the first time.....THAT IS IT. That is what I have been missing.
Thank You Jill - you will forever be my favorite person to photograph!
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