Jonathan Riley - Charlottesville Birth Photography

How can I possibly describe this incredible day? The day Christine and Andrew met their sweet son? The day Christine proved what an amazing and strong woman she is? I can't. You know when something is just so life changing that you have a hard time sharing it? Well this is that thing. I have waited to share because somehow I've want to be sure that these images are viewed with the most reverent of hearts and eyes because that's what birth often demands.

Christine (who I get to call friend in real life) was amazing. I still get shivers thinking about how graceful and powerful she was. All laboring mommas exude this type of energy. Andrew was her perfect match. Silent, strong, supportive physically and emotionally. Ooh there go the shivers again. Getting to watch a friend become a mom and fight for her son was just amazing. I am humbled every time I think of this day. 

Without further ramblings. The birth of a mom, dad and a baby. 

 

 Beautiful Christine working hard for her son

Beautiful Christine working hard for her son

 One of the lovely  midwives at The Birth Center

One of the lovely  midwives at The Birth Center

 The final moments of pushing before Riley arrived. While the actual moment is far too intimate to share here, just know Christine is a warrior.

The final moments of pushing before Riley arrived. While the actual moment is far too intimate to share here, just know Christine is a warrior.

 Here! He's here! Oh that look. 

Here! He's here! Oh that look. 

 Janna, the midwife

Janna, the midwife

Welcome to the world, Riley Man! You are so loved.