When I first found out I was pregnant, one thing I knew I wanted was a photographer present at the birth. I didn’t want to chance leaving the picture-taking up to a family member on such an important occasion. (My sister-in-law tried that with her first daughter and the memory card got erased before they even left the hospital. I could not have handled that.) Through Facebook I found Emily Cottingham. She was great! Here is a slideshow she put together of a few of the images.