Diana and Pedro welcomed a new baby girl into their family last month. Diana is a doula in the Austin area and her husband a fantastic artist (as you will see in some of the photos). It was such a joy to be invited into their home to capture the birth of Manuela. Diana birthed beautifully, trusting her instincts and really just letting go. It was inspiring to watch! And their 2 little girls were enamored with their baby sister from the minute she was born… wanting to hold her, investigate all her tiny parts, and of course – dress her! It was a sweet thing to witness them take to their roles of big sister immediately.
Diana chose to birth in the dark. I enjoyed the challenge of “finding the light” in those first few images! Darker, moodier, grainier than my usual, but I will always respect a birthing Mom’s wishes!