I met this mommy 6 years ago while we were working at the same restaurant. I remember one of many late nights closing the bar and waiting for our manager to check us out at 2am and I had just booked my very first birth to photograph. It was a going to be a water birth at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center in Hurst and I was so excited! Neither of us were anywhere near having kids of our own, yet I vividly remember Rhianna saying “that’s where I want to have my babies!” Photographing that first birth changed my life in so many ways. It opened my eyes to the awesomeness that is midwifery care and eventually I went on to have my own babies at Gentle Beginnings. Yesterday Rhianna got to realize that dream, too. Rhianna, you are a rock star! I hope these photos give you even the slightest glimpse of the strength we witnessed!
It was at this time that Cheryl, Rhianna’s amazing midwife looked up and said, “Dad, come catch your baby!”
R&J – thank you for trusting me with these memories. It was truly an honor!