This was my first time shooting birth photography. I was in touch with the family pretty early on in the pregnancy. This was mom's 4th time giving birth, she had tried to book a photographer for one of her earlier deliveries but it all happened so fast the photographer wasn't able to get there in time. I was determined to be there to capture this for them, eventually being available on-call as the due date approached. I was at my parent's house helping them with a garage sale when I got the text from the family saying that contractions were progressing, I met them at the hospital soon after.
The contractions started to come on strong and fast. This mom of 3 knew just what she needed to do from moment to moment. Her husband remained calm and supportive throughout.
A healthy and happy baby Ben had arrived!