On July 5, 2019 I had the privilege of documenting the birth of baby Cal…at HOME. I personally gave birth at home with all four of my children and was a part-time doula when my children were young, so I felt very natural in this environment. I feel deep in my heart that birth is special wherever one feels safe to give birth, but I personally LOVE home-birth and the sacredness of it all. Moving forward (for birth photography), I’ve made a decision to document only births at home and not in the hospital; it is a way of keeping things simple and in line with my passion. I have my client’s permission to share these photos. I hope you catch glimpses of love, patience, gentleness, peace, and pure joy for this precious family. All images here were within four hours of baby Cal’s birth. I am truly thankful that I get to do what I love.
“Wherever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” – Ina May Gaskim
“And just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big love really is.”
MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY