17 Incredible Birth Images from 2017
What a year it has been! We've laughed and cried and said hello and goodbye. This year has been full of growth for me as a business, but more importantly, as a person. I learn something at every birth that I attend. Here are some of the powerful moment I was fortunate enough to witness.
To the families that didn't get to take their babies home. I will never forget you. Thank you for the honor of capturing the images that I hope you cherish until you see your children again.
This client of mine couldn't have been more elated to pull her rainbow baby onto her chest and know that he was here.
Getting to be the first person to know that my client was expecting made this moment extra special. Baby put the cherry on top by looking in my direction before she was fully aware she had been born.
What could be more encouraging than your 3 oldest telling you how amazing you are just moments before you meet their sibling? These kids are the sweetest.
This image just shows you the strength an determination of a mother who is ready to meet her baby girl.
He was born into his father's hands and placed upon his mother's chest. What a beautiful way to enter this world.
Her second VBAC and their first little girl. Daddy's girl from the start.
One of my favorite things is getting to be the first person to see those little eyebrows emerge.
After all has settled and everyone clears the room, family bonds start to grow and strengthen.
I don't know who said a cesarean birth was easier, but they are full of shit. That's all I have to say.
Cesarean birth isn't easy for anyone. This woman waits to be called back to see her wife again. It's the longest 15 minutes of a partner's life.
His touch was not only comforting physically, but during each contraction, she knew he was there.
For her, worship music was just what she needed to make it through. Her family softly sang along with the music as she labored.
I don't think there has ever been a sibling more excited than Jemma.
Morning light, warm water, and a sweet baby. It doesn't get much better.
Ever wonder how many people are needed to take care of triplets? All three are now happy and healthy at home with their very proud mama.
With her determination and his support, they could have moved a mountain. What a strong team they were. It was an honor to witness.
BONUS! Me, celebrating my 50th birth this year.
Get it... 5-O. Here's to 2018, may I be invited to bare witness to more incredible strength, love, and happiness. May your 2018 be everything you are working so hard for! Blessings!