Jackie was the winner of my giveaway for World Breastfeeding Week. I walked into her adorable Bernal Heights home to the sweet little world she’s cultivating everyday. I’m here to photograph her breastfeeding and it seems there will be no problem timing that. He was up on all night and is in need of a lot of time on Mom this morning. I think we created something for Jackie that she will cherish forever, a reminder of this amazing and intense time in life.
I had the pleasure of documenting this sweet family with their long awaited baby Benjamin. I adore being in the calm of a house with a newborn family. We even took Benjamin up onto the roof for his first time. I really love to capture the 'place' in all my sessions. This baby was born here in San Francisco to two Canadians. This time and place is special and fleeting and will be the place of many stories that will be told again and again throughout his life.
The morning after Hazel made her grand entrance I returned to the hospital to capture the family in the light of day. I was crouched in the corner for the entrance of her very excited big brothers.
The older one was too excited to hold her. He felt the younger one should go first.
They were so curious. And so happy.
He would get lost in her, then come up for air and screech with excitement "baby, baby, baby!"
The beginning of a lifetime of being siblings.
And now their family is complete.
I had the pleasure of supporting these beautiful people with the first of their first baby. Andi's positivity was something to be reckoned with. I walked away from this birth wanting to approach my life in a more positive way. Of course there were moments, or even hours where labor was not fun and Andi struggled through each one. But in general being around her you feel that she sees each moment and person as a blessing. She saw the positive in each person who came in to the hospital room. She makes every situation better by doing this. A nurse having a bad day stands no chance to stay that way around Andi. Labor comes with a full spectrum of emotions and they are all welcome. But there is something to be said for trying to stay positive. Its only enhanced in the extreme world of birth. Below are some images of them greeting their new little one and showing her off to family.
Meeting her Grandmother who flew all night to be there on her Birthday.
About to hold his daughter for the first time...
Eric's Mom drove all night to meet her Granddaughter on her Birthday .