Birth is the beginning of a powerful love story. I truly believe there is nothing more incredibly authentic than the emotion of a birth story. The process of birthing, the sacrifice and effort to bring forth this new little person. The adrenaline rush that overpowers you during pushing and after birth. The emotional high after delivery. The love at first sight. That first connection to mother's breast.
Sadly, birth photography is often undervalued in our area. Many people don't understand why someone would want that raw, messy, unpredictable story told through photos. I was thrilled when my fellow photographer friend wanted her third birth story remembered through photos. Her labor and baby boy's birth was truly amazing to witness, and is such a beautiful story to share as the children grow older. The story of where it all began... As a mother, I know that the details of my own birth experiences have become blurry; foggier with time. So focused on labor, many details get lost in the rush.
I have reserved the most intimate of images for this family to enjoy privately, but I am so happy this mother has those photographs to remember her baby as he emerged from the womb.
This mama labored in near total silence, even through transition, and her labor was only about two hours from the point of arriving at the hospital to holding her baby. I was amazed at her grounded sense of calm as she brought a 10 pound, 2 ounce baby boy into the world that night.
If you'd be interested in talking with me about capturing your birth story, please contact me so we can talk about your vision!