As I've said before, I adore birth photography. I think that giving birth is such a magical moment in a woman's life, and it is truly an honor to be there to photograph it for her.
I also obviously love witnessing a baby's first moments. This is Little Miss Jane's birthday after all! She entered the world in the peace and quiet of her home, surrounded by the love and excitement of her family... even the dog Willow!
(PS Willow's been present for all three of the home births... I think that's a super cool Ricci family fun-fact!)
Labor & delivery is hard work. There's no doubt about it. There is pain. There is sometimes fear and doubt. But I think that these pictures illustrate a beautiful counter-cultural view to the birthing process... Women are so strong. And birth is something beautiful to be celebrated and supported as such.
Watching Kelsey catch her own baby (all beautiful 10 lbs of her by the way!) was one of the most magical moments I've been able to photograph. Thank you Kelsey and Jason, for the honor. And well done, Jane is just beautiful!