When Kristina contacted me to do her birth her biggest concern was that I would get there before the baby was born. Her first two boys were FAST and she REALLY wanted photos of this one.
She herself is a photographer and had someone scheduled to do her last birth, but they did not show up. So sad that a "professional" would do that on such an important day. This is one of the main reasons when hiring a birth photographer you ask for references and make sure this is not their first time. If your gonna pay for a professional you should know they ARE a professional.
For her last two her water broke so we assumed that would be the case with this little one and sure enough it did. Her water broke while she was at the Dr's office waiting for her check-up! They sent her over to the hospital and I headed that way too.
When I got there her mom was applying her make-up.