I was thrilled when my dear friend Ashley and her husband Josh invited me to take photos at the birth of her second baby.
Ashley and Josh are already such wonderful parents to their daughter Isla and I knew that this would be a special birth to attend. Ashley had a cesarean with her fiirst birth and was going for a home VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) this time around.
I arrived at their home late afternoon, I was greeted by their sweet old dog and a beautifully calm home. Ashley hadn't got to experience going into labour with her first birth so I could feel the excitement and anticipation!
The birth pool was full, beautiful music was playing and Ashley was wonderfully supported by Josh and mom was close at hand.
Ashley was so powerful, and peaceful!
Sweet Emberly was born in the water, en-caul - so magical to witness!
Welcome Earthside <3