Dads!

I love photographing births, thats no secret. But one thing I love most about the births is watching the dads; watching these big men being little balls of mush as they become dads; watching men who never cry, cry! 

Theres always so much focus on the mom and baby that many people forget about the dad. Dads are supposed to make the phone calls, hold her hand and take the photos.  Well, I cant make the phone calls, and sometimes I can hold her hand but I can always take the photos!!! 

Some of my favorite photos are of the dads! Those moments that never would have been remembered if I wasn't there. Well, Im here to show you some of those moments. I hope you enjoy them. I hope you show your husbands these photos, to show them the benefit of a birth photographer, the benefit of letting your hubby off the hook to take the photos. Enjoy!

Duke's Birth Story

Duke's birth story is a story of Victory!! Momma desperately wanted a VBAC but was told by her previous OB that would never happen. After having an emergency c-section with their now 2 1/2 year old daughter, Sarah, was so scared that Duke's birth would end in a c-section as well. That was until she found her wonderful midwife, Melissa, and her doula, Deb. Those two ladies gave her the confidence and strength to fulfill her dreams of a vaginal birth. I will never forget the feeling in that after Duke emerged, crying and covered in birth frosting (vernix).  All Sarah kept saying was "I did it!" I have never been more proud to be a woman and her friend! I truly believe that her positive birth experience is due to her amazing support team: Her husband Nick, her Midwife, Melissa, and her Doula Deb. I hope you'll enjoy these images as much as I do. Congratulate Sarah on her amazing delivery and adorable little boy!!