This morning I had the honor of photographing the birth of fellow photographer Jessica Peterson’s son Waldron Dain. Jessica had the beautiful home birth that she really wanted but Wally was a little impatient and made his entrance before the midwife arrived. Luckily a student midwife got to the house just as Jess was pushing him out and assisted with getting him started but Jessica basically did it all herself including catching. Women are incredibly strong and beautiful! Here is a little sneak peek at beautiful Wally.
This experience has just about sold me on home birth – seriously, they had the best food. It was like a bakery at that house. While I was there Jess’s friends and support team made artisan bread (which we ate with brie), banana bread, and the world’s best chocolate chip cookies. Wally was out before any of this was done but that didn’t keep me from sticking around to eat -there are some perks to this job : )
More from Wally’s birth coming soon!
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