I'm a mother - I have given birth and I know the miracle of life. However, watching someone else experience and being able to witness it from behind a camera is something truly magical. Chloe is the amazing photographer who photographed my family just two months ago. She is a good friend, a beautiful person, and an excellent mother to their 3 1/2 year old daughter, Ella. Chloe's birth with her older daughter was medicated and she knew that she wanted a different birth experience for baby Lola. Along with her two Doulas, her mom, and her amazing husband, Chloe gave birth to Lola naturally in the water at her hospital. Her support team was flawless and watching Chloe birth naturally was an inspiration and the kind of thing that makes me want to pump my fist in the air. As Lola was being born my heart was racing and I was struggling to hold back the tears...all the while a giant smile was plastered on my face. It was one of those times that I had to step outside of myself to see how lucky I am - I got to witness life. Chloe, you're amazing and I'm so proud of you. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!
For those of you wondering, I do not take on birth "clients" - it's something that I do when I can for people that I know. For Chloe's birth I left the house at 10:45pm and didn't get home until after 4am and that's not something I can do all of the time, especially around a wedding schedule :) There are AMAZING photographers who's main focus is birth photography and if you're pregnant, I can't think of a better investment.