If you continue to view this post you will inevitably see some photographs of a baby being born.
You might think that doing something for the second time would be less spectacular… however, this is not true, especially capturing a baby’s first breath. An image that can never be replicated.
It is extremely difficult for me to describe into words how amazing this night was, tears instantly well up in my eyes remembering the absolute joy these parents felt the moment they met their son! I had to take a few breaths before walking into their home, my excitement made me want to burst through the door and start skipping down the hallway. Warm from the wood stove, the preparation of filling the birthing pool, and then the very quiet sounds of Rachel breathing through her contractions. Everything progressed so smoothly (Rachel may remember it differently), the gentle encouragement… then the moment Grayson was born, freely from mom, through warm water into his first breaths, surrounded by such intense love and support was truly an emotional experience.
Life. It is a beautiful thing.
Thank-you Rachel and Kellen, I feel so very lucky to have captured such an incredible part of your story together. xoxo
Photographing Grayson’s birth makes me SO very excited for my own upcoming planned home water birth with the same wonderful midwives!