I have been a Bellingham birth photographer since 2010.
It never, ever gets old.
I was shopping at Walmart when I got the text that Amy was in labor and things were moving fast.
I finished paying for my purchases and headed home to grab my bag.
I always have it packed and ready to go by 38 weeks, so it was a quick trip home.
I love shooting births at Birth Roots Birth Center. The rooms are spacious and full of natural light. I was hoping for a daytime birth so I could take advantage of the beautiful lighting.
I was hoping for a daytime birth so I could take advantage of the beautiful lighting.
Amy was already working hard when I arrived.
She was settled in the birth tub, comfortable and in her zone.
As a birth photographer, I always try to stay in the background. I always try to be aware of the atmosphere and vibe in the room.
Amy’s baby was posterior which meant pushing took a lot longer than and was much harder than during many births.
But she did it!
Walter was overdue and his tiny wrinkly feet showed it.
Walter was also big.
A ten-pound posterior baby!
I know they say you don’t get a medal for giving birth without drugs, but I think Amy deserves one.
Big brother Jack wasn’t sure about the new baby thing…
and kept trying to escape.
But big sister, Evelyn? She was enthralled.
Congratulations, Amy and Marcus!
You have a beautiful family.
Renee Bergeron is a Bellingham-based birth photographer who has captured the arrival of over 40 babies.