originally this darling family booked me to photograph the homebirth of their surprise baby. part of being a birth photographer is keeping an open mind to the changes and unpredictability of birth. really, that's all part of the fun! 

when labor began a few weeks early, mama ended up with a different birth team than originally planned. new faces during such an intimate time would make anyone feel more vulnerable. i was ready for the call to come photograph when the family let me know they changed their mind. of course, i was supportive of their decision. i let them know there is so much to still celebrate and photograph after the birth. i came back a few weeks later to their adorable Portland bungalow and photographed them bonding with their perfect, little girl.