Oh gosh, to say I was completely humbled when Erin (of Erin Kate Photography) asked me to consider photographing the birth of her third child would be an understatement. Humbled and anxious. I knew I would be completely inspired by her strength and vulnerability bringing life into this world, but I’ve previously shied away from birth photography because frankly, the logistics are a nightmare for this mama of three with zero family in town, and a hubby that can’t be my backup should I get called away in the middle of the night, in the middle of school pickup, tball practice dropoff, etc.
So when Erin ended up having a scheduled induction, and my in-laws could come and spend the entire day with my crew, our stars had aligned, and I was incredibly blessed to behind the camera when Lincoln William came earth-side.
I’m reminded after every birth story I hear, witness, experience or am told, about what an absolute miracle each child really is.