A Blessing Way | Lodi Documentary and birth Photography

A Blessing Way is a traditional Native American rite of passage in which an expectant mother is celebrated and honored. It's a great way to show support and love to the mom to be, and encourage her as she prepares for birth. Last week I photographed a friend's beautiful blessing way, and came home filled filled with love, laughter, friendship, and good food. I even had a little henna done. You leave the space of a blessing way exhausted and happy - it's truly like nothing I've ever experienced... and I absolutely love it.