portrait of a midwife

ann is a seattle nurse midwife who has delivered hundreds and hundreds of babies in her long and impressive career.  as a retirement gift, the other midwives in her group gave her a portrait session to honor her skilled hands that have helped so many little ones into the world.  i have never done a portrait session where the emphasis was on one particular body part, so this shoot of ann and her hands from last summer was a fun, new challenge for me.  her husband and their sweet, old dog also made it into a few shots.
congratulations on your retirement, ann.  it was an honor to meet and photograph you!