Last week I had the amazing experience of witnessing the birth of my newest niece. A while back I was telling Amber how I would love to shoot a birth one day. How it would be cool to be a fly on the wall and capture the moment. Little did i know she was pregnant and she told me that I can come to hers. 9 months later I get a text at 12am saying she was going to the hospital. I instantly regretted the Unisom I just took. Luckily I was so excited it didn't even effect me. I went to the hospital at 3am and Amber had just gotten her EPI. So she was starting to feel comfortable, so we chatted it up. Then Nancy(Mom) showed up and got the party started with funny stories and what not. By 5 am Amber started getting really uncomfortable. This baby was at the gates and ready to come out. All that was needed was a Doctor, who was about 20 minutes away. This is where I started getting emotional. Watching Matt comfort Amber, and Amber trying to focus on anything but the pain she was in. I don't know if it was emotional cuz I have been there before or I am about to be there. 5:30am the Dr strolls in, takes off his flip flops and delivers Lily in 3 pushes, turns and walks out the door like it ain't no thing. Aside from my children's birth, this was he most spiritual thing I've every witnessed. I was proud of myself that I could continue taking pictures. I was crying more then the baby was. It sounds so cliche to say what a miracle child birth is, but that is the only way to describe it. A miracle that Amber and Matt created this beautiful little girl and she came into this world perfectly. I am so thankful to have experienced this. So thank you Amber and Matt for letting me capture this moment for you, I'll never forget it. If you want to see more pictures check here and here.
I call this shot "a plea with God". All you moms know what I'm talking about.