This past month of December I decided to showcase a series of images I captured as a birth photographer (and birth videographer) at births I attended in 2017. Several of the images captured with of first time moms having their baby at Boca Raton Regional hospital. However, I also traveled between Jupiter Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs and Broward Health Ft Lauderdale, as well as home births in Coral Springs, Parkland, Boca Raton and even Wilton Manors.
I wanted to showcase a specific series of images from births that feature dads, partners, spouses, significant others at births.
In the image below, I was attending a birth at Broward General in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Delisa Skeete, where mom transferred into her care in the third trimester because her previous OBGYN would have preferred to deliver her baby boy that was on the larger side via cesarean section. However, having no other health risks involved, this first time mom really wanted her best chance at a vaginal delivery and was so happy Dr. Skeete's practice accommodated her.
Daddy couldn't be present for his first child's birth because he was serving our country!
But I worked the hardest I've ever worked to honor them with the most beautiful photographs and film so that dad and mom could both feel like he was with them through the entire labor and birth!
I see these emotions in my client's partners and spouses and I have a deep desire for my own birth stories.
That's why I fight so hard for you.
So you can have what I never will.
Now you know my first why.