Its been two years already since I had the privilege of photographing my first birth, the birth of a baby girl, & fell in love with birth photography. It tugs at my heart & I feel like I’ve been honored with an incredible glimpse ever since. These are a few favorites from some of the births I’ve been invited to. You can see why there’s SO MUCH to love about it.
Bearing a child is the most vulnerable you will ever feel & from that vulnerability comes massive strength. More often than not, the support & tenderness is amazing. Being held, heard, & honored is powerful. And beautiful.
A new baby is extravagantly new. With that, in runs a tremendous rush of firsts. First breath, the first time you see your baby’s face, the first time your baby sees YOU, the first moments as a brand new family (of three, or four, or seven…), the first cries, the first time big brothers & sisters meet their new sibling, the first time your parents see their grandchild. I could go on & on.
Every time new parents marvel at those tiny little fingers & toes I melt. I delight in their perfect smallness too.
How very sweet & comforting skin-to-skin & the closeness of nursing is to you & your baby after labor. Suddenly it gets very quiet & all there is to do is stare at each other openly, hold hands & breathe each other in.
It is a story you will never forget. Ever. The birth of your child becomes the stuff of personal & family legend. There is a saying, “To know what a photographer is afraid of losing you only have to look at what they photograph.” As a birth photographer, I preserve the images that are so fleeting.
I am so grateful to do what I love.
Happy to be so,