Some people just have the most enviable demeanor – able to keep a smile on their face and positivity and love in their hearts no matter what. Allyson is one of those people. Even though her sweet bub took her precious time and waited until 42 weeks to be born, Ally waited patiently with a smile. Even though the sun rose on her last day of eligibility for the birth center, she smiled as she hopped in the car and transferred to the hospital. Even as she realized a previously unwanted epidural was exactly the thing she needed (and boy did it do the trick!) to bring her baby earth side, she never wavered, took each step with grace and in the end welcomed a much-loved, much-wanted sweet baby girl. It was an honor to witness her strength and grace and to continue to see her handling new motherhood with every bit as much love and positive energy as she did labor & birth! I always feel privileged to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments and thank Ally for allowing me to share these images with the world.