Sweet little Iris was born on the most popular day of the year for my clients to give birth! She’s one of six babies born that day in my practice over the years. I photographed the birth of her big brother Jack almost exactly 2 years ago, so it was wonderful to be invited back. As always, it was a pleasure to work with their doula Aunika and the certified nurse midwives at Birth Care Health Care at University Hospital. I loved how the midwives stayed calm and did everything they could to ensure that the birth plan was followed, even if it happened so fast we didn’t make it to labor and delivery! Iris was born in the OBER triage area. The first time I’ve been to a hospital birth but never set foot in L&D!