The forecast of rain, changed plans and made something magical happen.
As a photographer there are some locations that have you dreaming about your next session. The location that had me day dreaming weeks was a worn out mill on the California Delta. When I presented the idea of this location to my clients, they were thrilled with the idea. Falling in love with the textures and light, just as I had. Unfortunately, the weather had another idea. As our session approached, so did the storm clouds. Ultimately we decided that it would be best to move our maternity session indoors, in the comfort of their beautiful Sacramento home. As Sunday arrived, the storm clouds receded and gave through to a beautiful May day. It looked like the our original location would have been just fine, but you know what? I am so glad we had changed plans and captures this momma's true beauty with the details that help make up her world.
So glad the weather forecast rained on our parade and pushed us indoors. In my opinion there isn't much that is better than real life, real beauty and real stories.
I look forward to capturing the rest of the beautiful journey to motherhood.
Sacramento Maternity Session
It was just 2 weeks before this momma's due date when she contacted me about documenting her upcoming birth story. We met the next day to get to know each other a little and discuss important details.
Just a week after booking I was sitting in the waiting room of Kaiser Roseville waiting for another client to get admitted, when I got a text saying she was starting to have patterned contractions. I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be interesting. Baby N was born early the next morning and Baby M decided to stay in his nice little womb a little longer. It was around 8pm I got the call saying things had picked up and they were headed to The Birth Center. On my arrival I found mom laboring nicely and enjoying some last little moments with her sweet daughter who soon be replacing her title of Momma's Baby with Big Sister.
It wasn't long after things really became intense.
Her sweet husband never left her side and together they rode the waves of contractions knowing each one brought them closer to meeting their son.
Meeting your new best friend for the first time is pretty exciting.
Oh the womb swept hair of a newborn.
Welcome to the world Baby M!
This birth story was captured at The Birth Center in Sacramento, Ca
Midwife: Ruth Cummings, CNM
This lovely doula taught me what it means to be a doula on so many levels. Her kindness, compassion, knowledge and joy are inspiring. I have had the great opportunity to work along side her for countless births and when I was pregnant with my second, I could not image having anyone else as my doula. Her skills as a doula are invaluable to a laboring mother and partner, but her skills as a massage practitioner makes her that much more equipped to help clients relax and find comfort in the labor process. Jacinda is truly passionate about the mothers of El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador and Placer County having the best support emotional and physically through their pregnancy, labor and postpartum period. If you are looking for a doula, I highly recommend checking out this Placerville area doula!
I have the wonderful opportunity to witness the birth of babies and mothers on a regular basis. It really is one life's great moments. A moment that is truly once in a lifetime. Hope you enjoy this stunning collection put together by my friends over at Birth Becomes Her.
Mother of two crazy little girls. Photographer of life with a true love and passion for birth.