The Birth of Baby River

Hello friends,

There's really nothing I love more than this work. It stirs something deep inside of me that feels primal and real, I can almost touch it. Not only my connection to this family and this story, but witnessing how absolutely beautiful birth can be. There's so much here that I see and crave for myself - It wasn't until I moved to this county that I realized all that a birthing day could be! My third and final birth was similar to this - at home, kids around, and a wonderful midwife. And how I wish I had imagery like this to remind me of the power of my birth. I am beyond grateful to have been invited into this sacred space to document this story, and I hope you find connection here too. Not only am I celebrating this family, I am celebrating our birth community here in WA.

If you live on the Kitsap or Olympic Peninsulas, you have options for your birth. Check out the Peninsula Birth Network where you'll find midwives, doulas, massage therapists, etc..

I'm in complete and utter AWE of this family. They inspire me, and leave upon me happiness and hope. This mama is one of the strongest I've ever known, so please enjoy this story and hold this family in your heart with many blessings <3.

And a very special thanks to Peninsula Midwives, Kathy Luch and Maya Horrocks. Our community is blessed to have these wonderful midwives! <3.


[Gear Info: All images captured on a 5DMarkiii with 24mm f/1.4 ii, 35mm f/1.4L ii, and 50mm f/1.2L. All images shot with available light.]

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