It has been just over a year since I had the good fortune to document this birth. This birth was transfomational not only for me as a photographer, but for me as a woman. Here for the first time I witnessed a woman completely in her power and supported 10000000000%. Jennifer Stroh, of Cloud 9 Birth, is not only mama’s good friend from childhood, but is also a fantastic doula. The support she gave to mama Emily was immense and ceaseless. See for yourself below.
Beyond this, Emily’s husband Daniel was there to support, as well as Emily’s mom, but most importantly there was little Ansley. She was so happy to be with mama during this transition time in their lives. How she mirrored her mama was incredible! The love and genuine concern she showed when her mama was laboring down and during delivery brought tears to most of our eyes. What a sweet pea!
The birth high from this birth was hard to describe. It felt genuinely like a birth done well, right, and good. Like a good movie you want to watch over and over again.