Monday, April 6, 2009

Celebrating Life | Birth Photography, Wilmington, NC

Wow - just wow - it's really all I can say. I've been wanting to photograph a birth for about a year and last week I photographed my first birth - and how lucky for me - it was a homebirth. You've seen this beautiful family before Being a part of the birth experience just makes them even more beautiful to me. I arrived early in the morning after she'd be laboring for almost 12 hours. I was excited and nervous about this experience. I wanted to capture it all - yet wanted to be out of the way and preserve the intimacy of a homebirth.

I love how supportive dad was during the whole time. She just melts into him.

I also loved how they included big brother whenever he wanted. I love how his arm is around them both - just melts my heart.
Several hours later - like almost 24 hours since her labor started - it's down to the wire. Mom was so tired, she was able to totally relax inbetween contractions - she is so beautiful here.

Just minutes away from the birth - and everyone in the room is pushing. Mom and dad are looking at a mirror - I love mom's face as she sees her new miracle.

They did it! It's a girl!

Safe in mama's arms - so sweet - just minutes old.

This family is so full of love. Mom, Dad, big brother, new baby sister, and both grandmas. Perfection.
Big brother was the one to cut the cord - he took his job very seriously.
New, new, new.
Time for a snuggle with grandma.
I hope this is just the first of many births for me. I'm still smiling from the whole experience. If you, or someone you know, is interested in preserving the birth through photography, please don't hesitate to call me. I'd love to do this again, and again, and again!


Betsy said...

That is absolutely beautiful and amazing!

theresa said...

Just gorgeous! What a lucky family to have these beautiful memories captured for a lifetime!

Jenn said...

Totally amazing. Just beautiful!!

Keri said...

how amazing Dana! you did a fabulous job capturing the emotions of the day...I bet they're thrilled!

Melissa Kelley said...

I have tears in my eyes! Beautiful!

about Heather said...

Oh so amazing!! You did a wonderful job. Such a beautiful family!

TheBowlingFamily said...

Just beautiful Dana! You did an amazing job capturing all of the emotion!

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures! I love love the moments you captured!

My Love!

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