Back in August I had the privilege of photographing this sweet, peaceful home birth. Alyson texted me a little after dinner that she thought she was in labor and the midwives and doula were on their way. I grabbed my gear and headed out the door. By the time I arrived Alyson was in good spirits but contractions had seemed to die down. Since most of us lived a good distance we decided to give her some space, hang out downstairs, and see what happened. Not an hour passed and the contractions came on stronger and labor had officially started. Throughout the entire process there was a calm that seemed to permeate the birthing space. Alyson swayed and rocked with each surge and slowly breathed her baby girl down. She had an amazing support team in her mom, husband, midwife Peggy, doula Cortney, and student midwife Brittany. Labor was swift and only a few short hours later Penelope made her entrance into the world.