April 4, 2016

Philadelphia Maternity Photographer | Sheila

Family

While my job ranks waaay up there for best in the world, there might be one or two that beat it.  I can only imagine the magic that comes from being a midwife like Sheila.  The relationships made and the end result, a larger family, must be incredible to witness.

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I photographed Sheila and Sanjay’s engagement session and weddings (yes, plural) a few years back and I was overjoyed to hear that they were expecting a little “Shejay” this spring.  It was fabulous reconnecting with them and peppering her with questions about what it’s like to be on this side of the belly.

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We shot their maternity session at their home in Queen Village, where they’re planning a home birth.

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Sheila’s friends made birth flags with encouraging words and phrases to inspire Sheila through the process.

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Sheila looked fantastic.  I suppose that’s no surprise as she’s also a Pilates instructor.  She was about a week from her due date when we went out but she was feeling great.

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Aside from some chickpea cravings, there was nothing crazy to report.  (Except that she still had an innie!)

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I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to find out the sex and name of their new little nugget.  This baby is certainly born to a warm and loving pair of parents.

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“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.”
~Pamela S. Nadav

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