“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm
This sweet family probably has the most interesting story so far in my birth photography career. Pauline and I had been in contact and had set a date to meet up for coffee so we could discuss her birth photography preferences. It’s important to me that I meet with my clients before photographing such an intimate experience so that a total stranger isn’t in the room. Well, the day before our coffee date I received a phone call from her husband saying she was in labor and having the baby at any moment. I got into gear and found childcare for my own kiddos, grabbed protein shake, and thanked my lucky stars that my camera batteries were all charged. I got to the hospital in time, thankfully, and was able to capture their beautiful birth story. Pauline did so well and her husband was so supportive and loving. It melts my heart to see these men desperately try and be there in any way they can for their woman while they are in labor. Congratulations Castaneda family on your beautiful baby girl.