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Andréanne and Michael decided to take advantage of these glorious early days of autumn and get away for a “baby moon”! They stayed at the beautiful Green Cat Guest House in Poulsbo–we took advantage of the lovely grounds before heading into town. Enjoy the magical woods and, of course, all the love…

Poulsbo Maternity Session // Kitsap Photographer

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Rewatch the whole wonderful story unfold… Thank you for following along!

Katie Full Birth Story // Kitsap Birth Photography

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It is written that a longing fulfilled is a tree of Life…and so it is. First looks, first touches, first latches, first hold are bursts of life: longing transformed to bonding.  Welcome, little one. You are very welcome here.

First moments… // Kitsap Birth Story Photography

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There are never words enough for moments like this…

The birth moment… // Kitsap Birth Story Photography

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Sometimes you just have to work and wait and work some more. Mama pushed herself with every wave, rested when she needed it, got help when she needed it, and just kept going. It won’t be long now until she see’s her child’s face…a sweet reward for a labor of immense love…

The Long Haul…// Kitsap Birth Story Photography

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Long, close contractions. Water relief. Working hard, starting transition, while staying monitored is no small feat…but mama rose to the challenge, bravely and beautifully, with the constant help of her husband and both of their mothers…

Labor, water, begin transition…

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A quick call to her doctor, and it was time to head to the hospital. As she was admitted, a wave of realization washed over: her baby is really coming. Today is their birth day.

It’s time to go have a baby…

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Her first birth, she wanted to labor as long as she could at home…as things intensified she was so thankful for a tub that is perfect for the task…

At home water labor…// Kitsap Birth Story

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Early laboring at home.  Connection. Comfort. Trust. Rest. Love.

At home labor… // Kitsap Birth Story Photography

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After three hours of contractions 3 min apart, it was time to let her employers know: this mama won’t be in today!  She’s got to get to Work today: her first full day of motherhood! 

Time to get to work… // Kitsap Birth Story Photography

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