When Jen contacted me about documenting her birth story, I couldn’t have been happier. I love pregnancy and birth and newborns, and I have always wanted the opportunity to photograph a birth. I met with Jen and Jeremy and discussed her birth plan and what they would like me to capture. She had planned on a home birth with a birth pool and her husband and daughter by her side. Her due date was October 14th, so I put that on my calendar and assumed it would be weeks before I heard from her. However, one Thursday morning just a couple of weeks later, I got the text that she thought her water had broken. I waited anxiously for confirmation, and by early afternoon I was heading to the hospital. She was only 36 1/2 weeks, so her plans for a home birth went out the window, but I don’t think that really mattered at the time. When I got there, she was only 2cm, but I could see her labor pick up quickly, and at 4:51pm on September 19th, I witnessed the beautiful entrance into this world of their baby daughter Felicity. Despite her early debut, Felicity weighed in at a healthy 5lbs 12oz. Congratulations to Jennifer and Jeremy, and thank you for letting me a part of such a beautiful moment!