It’s not every day that I get to photograph a newborn for a close friend. And it was a first to photograph a birth for a friend. Or really to witness any birth to this degree. Including my own children since I had my eyes shut for those. Tightly. No mirror thanks.
Gina called me at 2am to let me know she was headed to the hospital. I was on my way in just a few minutes, driving tired empty roads to join her, thankful I was not going to miss this one like I did the first time.
A series of amazing events and 75 minutes later she delivered this beautiful baby girl. What a crazy thing life is. How completely miraculous and totally mysterious that this child started out with a single cell, grew inside her mother and entered the world bursting with life, first breaths, first milk, first air on her skin, eyes open to her family. Born ready for all this and more. It’s shocking really. I’m thankful we can’t explain it all. How boring life would be if we could.
Welcome Phee, can’t wait to see you grow!
One week later…
Thanks to my friend for giving me such an experience. Also, you are super beautiful. xoxo