The joys of RETIREMENT are great! I have time to do what I want but I really miss the connection with families that I cared for in my previous professional life. This birth session, due to loss of those connections through work, may well be my last but certainly, as all, very rewarding.
I had the honor of working with a young lady quite a while back: young but very professional, caring and courteous; really a pleasure to interact with and mature for her years. She married a young man serving our country (and he still does), moved away for a while and was told she would probably never have children. Well, fortunately, sometimes the experts are wrong!
This is their third child and I have been with them with each. As I edited the images, captured during such an intense time, I had difficulty deciding on the theme. Color, Black and White, muted tones?? The music they chose helped with animation but what finally made my decision easy was remembering a Halloween party where she dressed all in white as an Angel: unusual for that particular holiday but so appropriate for her. Even though years have passed and her beauty has become more mature: I think motherhood has only enhanced that beauty...
I wish all my birth families can hold on to the wonder of their own most special times forever and cannot express my Thanks for letting me be a very small part of each miracle!