March 08, 2019
A wonderful Surprise...(Halifax, Nova Scotia)
One of the greatest privileges of doing what I do is being able to document some of the transitions and changes the people I work with go through in their lives. Of these, there is nothing more magical than being able to photograph a pregnancy, especially when it is with someone I already have a connection to. This first happened in 2004, with Carol, who worked with me through her entire pregnancy. And most recently, it occurred with Miranda (whom I have worked with since 2001); though she is living overseas, she decided to return to Halifax for the birth, and as an added bonus, so some photos while she awaited her child's arrival.
This image wasn't even from a planned session. The day after her arrival in Halifax, the two of us headed to Herring Cove, to check out a spot for a potential outdoor photograph (Miranda said there was no way she was going to be heavily pregnant in Canada in Winter without having a snow-nude created to celebrate it). After approving of the outdoor space for a session on a warmer day, we stopped in the facilitator's house for a chat, and I marveled at the beautiful light in the living room...and minutes later, Miranda and I were making a small series of images.