Sometimes you meet new people, and instantly think "we are meant to be friends". Which is exactly how I felt when I read Ashley's first e-mail. She was kind, genuine, and just so excited about her third little (surprise) babe on the way!
My feelings were confirmed when we met to get lunch and we hit it off, talking about our lives, our families and interests more than we talked about any kind of birth plan! Because we met before she even knew that she would be welcoming another little girl into her family,I felt like I got to experience all of the exciting happenings throughout her pregnancy with her, which reinforced the feeling of a years-long friendship.
From finding out she was having a girl to hearing the story behind Virginia's name and finally her birth, it was truly a blessing that Ashley thought to share those exciting details with me and chose me to be her birth photographer. Even now, just a week or so after she gave birth and is figuring out life with 3 babies, she thought to hand paint and send a gift to me to keep in my office- a quote that reads "there is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation" and I am so glad I was able to play a small part in being able to capture Ginny's birth story!! here are my favorites!