This client is more than just a "client." Sasha has become a friend, photography peer, and we've been through a lot together over her last 3 births. Her family has been kind to me, her dad is my favourite "Papa" that has ever been into a birth room, we've also shot a birth of a mutual friend side-by-side, and recently taken on sueing a large media company for misuse of one of her birth images (but that's another story for another day.)
This 3rd birth story was everything! Everything she had dreamed it would be, and everything I dreamed it would be for her. She has planned a homebirth for every baby but this was the first homebirth that started and finished at home (without any unexpected transfers.) She is one of the calmest, most present labouring women I have seen. She has had her mom catch all of her babies, and the amount of love and joy present in her birth space is endearing...
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