Mom was referred to me by another photographer who saw some of my previous birth photography work. Mom and I exchanged emails and setup a time to talk by phone. “Hi, this is Ashley.” There was a long pause and then mom’s response, “Oh, I didn’t know you were a guy.” We talked a bit and the call was over. I didn’t have a good feeling. I didn’t think she’d book because I was a man. To my surprise, she called a couple hours later and said she wanted me for her birth photographer. She said she kept coming back to my photos and they were exactly what they were looking for.
Several months later I met the couple at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen where mom delivered the birth of their daughter Makayla.