2016 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 3rd prize

Emily and Kate and Eddie and Reid


Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

29 November, 2015

Kate keeps Emily company while she has a bath. Emily found a bath to be one of the easiest ways to relax, particularly when she was overdue. Kate's pregnancy showed less than Emily’s, and the two would often compare their bumps and talk to each other’s unborn babies.

Emily and Kate are married to each other, and live in Maplewood, New Jersey. Both became pregnant at the same time, though that had not initially been their plan. Kate had been undergoing in vitro fertilization, but it appeared not to be working when she asked Emily to try, using the donor they had chosen together. Emily became pregnant almost immediately and while Kate was winding down her treatment, so did she. Emily gave birth to Reid, and Kate to Eddie, just four days apart. Kate and Emily embraced pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood in tandem, as two women experiencing the challenges, intimacy, and transformations together.

About the photographer

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

She received her master's degree in visual communication from Ohio University in Athens and received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at ...

Technical information

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35.0 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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