Photographing sweet baby Aden come into the world was a very special experience. This was an emotional and profound birth and capturing it was a true honor. I had photographed Ally and Ben's maternity session and had an inkling of Ally's incredible strength and grace after that session. But it was certainly revealed to me during her labor and delivery as she worked through her contractions calmly and peacefully and then pushed with determination and bravery. I was also astounded by her amazing support team - her loving, caring, and focused husband Ben, her doula Rachel, and her wonderful mother. Each birth story is unique, but the common thread is always the prevailing strength that love provides. This is why I am so drawn to capturing birth stories. Thank you Ally and Ben for allowing me to capture yours.