What do YOU think of when you hear BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY?
Below, I’ve chosen some images from two very different birth stories, that can show you much better than I can put in to words, how I see birth photography.
Planned hospital birth, but baby had his own ideas, and was born in the backseat of his parents’ car, 4 minutes from the hospital where I was waiting for them to arrive. I took this as soon as they were able to lower the back window…
After birthing on the backseat of her car, mama had to help maneuver herself off the backseat on to a gurney, with her son on her chest and the placenta not yet delivered.
Getting to hold his newborn son for the first time.
Nursing her Rainbow baby. I loved that she had painted her nails in the rainbow colors.
Calling family to let them about their newest family member.
That first meal after birthing your baby!
Best Start Birth Center.
Mom arrives to embrace and support her laboring daughter.
Family prayer, giving each other strength.
Out for a stroll to get labor going more strongly.
I can only imagine how much video footage I’m in!
Pausing for a few contractions by the the backdoor of the birth center.
This one has always been one of my favorite labor images. It was very warm during early May 2014, and we had the fan going strong in the suite.
The wonderful midwife getting by with very little light.