The video that Monica delivered from my daughter’s birth makes me cry tears of joy EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch it (which, so far, has been quite a few times). I’ll never regret investing in having Monica document the very first moments our daughter entered this world, the relief we felt at having made it through labor, the sheer elation of holding Juniper in my arms after picturing what that moment would be like for so long, seeing my husband wipe away his tears of joy and smile like a giddy new daddy holding her for the first time. Maybe if we hadn’t hired her I wouldn’t know what I would have been missing in those photos and that video — but now I do know that I will never plan another labor and delivery without Monica present to document. Now excuse me while I go watch Juniper’s birth video again for the 100th time.
I loved the idea of having the birth of our child photographed, but was apprehensive in inviting someone into my sacred birth space. Once I met Monica, all my worries were gone. She was kind, personable and most of all professional. In the days and hours leading up to going into labor, she stayed in touch and was always responsive. I went into labor on New Year’s Day and I’m pretty sure she changed her plans around to make sure she was nearby. After I had my daughter, I looked up and saw Monica there…I hadn’t even known she was there the whole time I was laboring. And now I have the most amazing, beautiful, raw images and video of my daughter’s birth and the moment we learned she was a girl. A year later and I’m still left breathless each time I look at those pictures or video. If/when we ever have another child, she will absolutely be part of our birth team again.
Monica captured every single one of these precious moments, let my husband focus on me and the excitement of our new baby, and I never even knew she was in the room! She was a joy to work with and gave us a gift that is absolutely irreplaceable. Worth every penny.
I’ve never been one to think birth is all that “beautiful.” It hurts, and I’m screaming and sweating (and swearing). But I will say it’s pretty darn amazing. After seeing some tender, artful, tasteful birth photos last year, I vowed I would hire a photographer to document my 3rd (and likely last) pregnancy. Monica was more than I could have hoped for. I regret quite a few big ticket baby-things I’ve spent money on, but I do not regret a single penny spent on hiring A Sacred Project.