Long time, no see. That is the story of a nature loving outdoors woman and her blog.
This glorious day was back in January, my first birth of 2017. I was called in the late afternoon, and when I arrived about thirty minutes later, this mama was in the throws of a wildly intense and strong labor. She was working hard, and her body was in complete dominance over her mind. It can be freeing to labor that way, it means we trust ourselves, we feel safe, and that our strong bodies have in fact been wired with years and years of evolutionary adaptations to birth our babies.
When I look at these images, I see a love story that I'm completely fascinated with and caught up in. This is precisely why I do this. I want to live like this, every day of my life, every moment. I want to look at life through this lens and know there is love this pure and uninhibited.
I'm not taking any of this for granted. I have so much gratitude to my clients who invite me into their birth space. Thank you, Stottlemeyer Family, from the sincerest place in my heart!
[Gear Info: All images captured on a 5DMarkiii with a 35mm f/1.4L ii lens (this is very atypical for me - I'm usually switching lenses, but there was no time this day - I love the results!). All images shot with available light.]
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Special thanks to Peninsula Midwives, Kathy Luch and Maya Horrocks. Our families here in Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties are continually blessed by your phenomenal care. Thank you both for all you do for our growing families.