Jessica Bender is a photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family shoots, but she was recently given a very special opportunity to photograph a C-section birth. During a maternity shoot, mama-to-be Felicia commented on that amazing photo shoot, and said to Bender that if she were to have a C-section delivery, she wanted her there to take photos.
Well, it happened, and "Little Man L" was finally born after 72 hours — yes, you read that right! — via C-section. Bender captured the entire thing, and Felicia said that the photos make her feel like she was more present during the birth.
Bender commented in her blog post about the session, "Feeling disconnected is something that I commonly hear from moms who deliver via c-section, so it was really special to hear that the images helped Felicia feel more present in the delivery of her baby boy." These photos are absolutely breathtaking, and there is no doubt in our minds that Felicia and her family will cherish these beautiful snaps forever.
See Little Man L's entrance into the world — and a sneak peek at his adorable newborn shoot — in the photos below.