Last Monday night, close to Midnight just as I was turning off the lights and getting ready to crawl into bed I received the most exciting call... "Missy has been having contractions, our mid-wife is on the way." I've been to the end of four pregnancies so I know how hard the waiting is those last couple weeks and now, after waiting to photograph a birth, I can say that the waiting is almost as hard for the photographer as it is for the parents!
Missy and Tony were planning a home birth and after a relatively short, 4 hour labor, I arrived at their house about 10 minutes before their beautiful baby girl, Selah Jain made her entrance into this world!
This photo was taken just moments after those incredible first cries. Sharing in this miracle, was probably the perfect way to end a Monday.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
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