Fresh 48 | Stephenson Family Session

May 13, 2019

Mericar reached out to me on Instagram and when she told me she was planning on doing a waterbirth, I was so in that I was practically in the tub with her (see what I did there?) We met up at Twisted Sugar and enjoyed a cookie or two while we talked about what she could expect from me as her photographer and what she was hoping for with her birth.

Fast forward a couple of months and this appeared in my messenger inbox:

"OMG!!! He came so fast late last night! We Didn't get to even go to the birth center in Ogden!
I'm soooo sincerely sorry! We are sad we missed out on having you come!!! :(
We had to have him at home! It was instantaneous... we were just at a birthday last night feeling fine,
came home, had some cramps that I didn't think much of, water broke,
(all within an hour and a half or so) and when one of the midwives came to check me
after having contractions 1-2 minutes apart, I was already 8.5 cm dilated!!! It was insane!
But I would still love for you to take our photos! Can we still do that?"

Of course, I was beyond thrilled for her that she had he baby and that the entire experience was peaceful (she is a hypno-birthing warrior!) Totally bummed I missed it, but when a labor happens that fast, you do the best you can. So, I went to her home a couple of days later to take pictures of the family together and our birth session turned into a Fresh 48 session.

It's so fun to watch a family in their home, and so neat to think that something as incredible as childbirth had happened in that very place!

Also, every member of that little family has incredible hair, amiright?


Susan is a birth photographer and videographer serving Mesa, Arizona and surrounding cities in the East Valley including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Considering a photographer for your birth? Contact Susan for EDD availability.

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