Jamie and I met over a year ago. I photographed her and her son breastfeeding. Both of our children were born within just a few weeks of each other, so we bonded over shared tales of early motherhood.
When Jamie found out she was expecting another summer baby, she asked me to be her birth photographer and doula. I was thrilled.
Jamie wanted an unmedicated birth for her third child. As the weeks drew close to her due date, we talked about pain management techniques and physical/mental ways to work through contractions.
Jamie's water was broken on May 27th, and she went into labor within a few hours. She worked through her contractions with such grace and beauty, and despite having a baby in a wonky position, she was able to achieve her goal of an unmedicated childbirth! The look on her face when she finally has sweet Shae in her arms is just priceless.