Las Vegas, NV
I love photographing friends. But I really love photographing friends births! So when Miss Jessica Benson of Jessica B Photography asked me to please come and photograph her 5th home birth, I was ridiculously excited!
After a couple discussions with her, I found out she has pretty fast and easy labors....and I am 45 minutes away. Yikes! So I made sure to have everything prepped and ready to go at a moments notice. What I don't think she or I had prepared for was little man to come earlier than her other babies, and faster than her other babies.
I got a text around 4am to let me
know she is in labor and to get ready. Not a problem! I was ready and started to get up and pack up. A call to come quickly came in just 10 minutes
later, and I was already walking out the door at 4:15am.
By the time I get there just after 5am....baby is already out and looking around the room with a sign outside saying "It's a boy!" Even, her midwife, the lovely Margie Dacko, didn't make it to this speedy delivery. Ha! Sir Evan was definitely in a BIG hurry to make his presence known!
So...I missed the dad catching his son photos, the eldest daughter being her doula, the first breath and cry....and I'm totally bummed out. On the flip side though, I stayed to get the first nursing session photos, bonding of baby and siblings, big sister cutting the cord, daddy snuggles, grandma snuggles....and so many more lovely "first" photos from this beautiful birth.
Check out some of my favorites below...