When I showed up at the hospital on this particular morning, I had no idea I would fall head over heels in love with birth photography, but that is exactly what happened. I found myself loving documenting every contraction, the details of the room, the pain, the overwhelming joy and the miracle of life.
One of my favorite moments was standing from behind the hospital bed, photographing the faces of the ones encouraging this Mommy-to-be to "Push!" Mom couldn't feel what she was pushing, due to the epidural, so her midwife came up with a neat little trick. She handed Daddy-to-be one end of a white sheet and handed Mommy-to-be the other end. She told Mom to try to pull Dad onto the bed and told Dad to give some resistance. This unique game of tug-o-war was so fascinating to watch, and it definitely helped with moving baby much closer to making his world debut. My favorite part of this image? Dad's big ole grin in anticipation of meeting his son.
Moments later, the sweetest little boy was born. And. I. Fell. In. Love.