Yesterday was Birth photography Day! 9/10/17. In most countries (not the US!), day is written before the month, hence the 9 months / 10 centimeters date! In honor of our celebration of birth photography, I wanted to share my most recent birth story, the story of Lukas.
Daniela got in touch with me months ago to ask about my birth photography services. When we finally managed to meet up to discuss me being present at her third baby's birth, we realized that she had hired my most favorite midwifery group and doulas who I know! Her awesome birth team came together completely by accident and was so perfect! I was super excited to be invited to capture her birth story.
Fast forward to early September. Daniela's previous two babies had both been born early and we all eagerly anticipated the early arrival of baby number 3. He had other ideas... 38 weeks came and went, 39 weeks came and went, and 40 weeks came.... and two hours later, I finally got a text, followed by a phone call...
At 2am I got up and made packed lunches for my boys for school that day, I got dressed, I made sure I had all my bags packed, and when there was no response to that final text, I got in my car and headed to Daniela's house!
Here is the story of Lukas's birth.