This couple. You all. This couple. They invited me into their delivery room last week, and the work they did together was breathtaking, and difficult, and brave and exhausting and culminated in the birth of their precious daughter. Brittany's labor was a marathon... a marathon run without sleep and with only applesauce and broth for fuel. Unbelievably fierce and somehow also graceful in the midst of her labor. And Dirk was by her side for each contraction, holding her hand and her heart. It was a privilege to stand in the background and witness the tenderness and the strength that he poured over his sweet wife.
Oh how I would have loved to have captured their wee babe's birth, but Dirk and Brittany were so gracious when things got a little complicated within my own family.
Dirk & Brittany- Wave upon wave of blessings on your family and your precious daughter. We are praying peace over your home and your hearts during the chaotic newborn season. It was an honor to capture your labor and bear witness to the beautiful and brave work you all did together. It was an even greater honor to sit beside you and hold your hand when the time for pictures was over.
Well done, you two. Just really, really well done!