Hands down, this was unlike any photo shoot I have ever done. What I was witnessing through my lens has left me forever changed as a woman, a momma and a photographer. Having the honor of documenting Christine give birth, naturally and completely unmedicated to Ordell, was an incredible experience to say the least. I, too, delivered my daughter at the Alternative Birthing Center (http://www.theabcunit.com/) just about 2 years ago and remember vividly what that experience was like. But witnessing it? That was something on a very different level. I take great pride in being able to contribute birth imagery that is empowering, peaceful, tasteful and beautiful. I have a fierce loyalty and admiration for the mommas who birth there, the midwives who provide the care and the fantastic nurses that run the center.
Thank you Christine, Chris, Neive and baby Ordell Stokes for letting me be a part of this incredible day. Christine, my friend, you are a rock star!