Usually my favorite photos from births are the ones of mamas meeting their babies for the first time but my favorite part of this birth was seeing Aaron and Lauren working together to bring their son Earthside. The connection they have is powerful; it fills the whole room and everyone that walks in can feel it. When they are together it seems as though everything is tuned out except one another. Aaron was right by Lauren’s side through every contraction, whispering in her ear, tenderly stroking her back, and providing a sturdy support for her to lean on.
I especially loved being able to capture the moments between them because Aaron was initially not supposed to be able to be there but got leave approved last minute. I am so happy for this little family that they got to be together for their first moments until they are permanently together again come spring.