Photographing Newborn Baby Verity at Home with her Family
I knew the way my friend spoke…they weren’t done…another baby would be entirely wonderful. So the phone call came as no surprise and all the delight when she told me they were having another baby.
Without giving it another thought I told her “If you want me there to document your birth, I will be there”. I don’t do or say that lightly. Because births are not something I offer. But this friend of mine is so etched into my heart. I wanted to give her a gift that I knew she would not understand the value of until she saw herself in all her beauty and strength during birth.
Rach is fun and she is love. She naturally has a beautiful wisdom and way with children and teenagers. I have benefited from this in how she has loved and cared for my own children.
Giving of herself comes naturally and is received gratefully by all her are blessed to know her.
I see this tiny squishy yum newborn girl bringing so much joy to their family that it exceeds joy alone and joins itself with deep gratefulness.
I hear it in her glorious mother as she speaks about her with a longing to savour each moment no matter how tiresome or hectic. I see it in her sisters as they hold her as close and as often as they can. I saw it in her Father as he literally fell in love with her the moment she was born…I will never forget witnessing his love explode when he met his newborn daughter.
I notice all this and it resonates deeply with me…reminding me of how this was us… with our girl Frankie.
Nothing could seem more perfect for these parents than having three glorious girls.
The most beautiful and humbling words from my friend, Rachel…
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