I haven't made any secret of the fact that I struggle with my faith. I've been through some very dark times, even just this past year, where I doubted that God was really there at all.
I have to say... every time I witness a birth through my amazing job, I do feel Him in the room. I do. It is an undeniable, palpable presence. Just as I feel Him during certain prayers, or in certain places. God is with us when a new person takes their first breath.
I am so humbled, honored, blessed, and amazed... I always cry when I capture a new birth with my camera.
I was called just before 2 AM to meet this new little one.
Let me tell you... I've done it a few times now... birth photography is NOT easy. Especially when the fancy flash is off and it's the middle of the night and the room is lit by a lamp. I have to tell you that I could NOT have done this even 2 years ago. I am so thankful for the ability to shoot in near-dark, to capture a moment like this.
I'm almost done with the gallery, and after mom's approval, will share more.