I’m absolutely a fan of birth photography — I think having a professional photographer document something as momentous as your child (or children’s!) birth is an awesome thing to do. When Emma Williams sent over a birth she shot a few months ago, I knew it would be a perfect feature for you guys. Says Emma:
This little one’s beautiful, peaceful water birth and the strength of an amazing woman, who gracefully handled more than 30 hours of labour and a husband who breathed with her through it all, completely reenergized me.
Elmslie’s birth unfolded so naturally, overseen by an extraordinary team of midwives.
I am absolutely in love with these two! This photo took my breath away:
Cute detail: the baby’s bed is all ready, complete with a photo mobile.
Oh girl. THAT FACE. Am I the only one mentally cheering her on? I’m all “you can do it!” in my head, and I know how this ends.
If you were digging the tie-dye baby shower a few weeks ago, here's the birth story!
This! I love this! Her face is priceless, so filled with wonder.
Nom nom nom, sweet baby hands.
… and everyone’s happy.
You can see the entire birth at Emma Williams’s blog.
Comments on A serene water birth story told in photos
This was incredible. I’m speechless.
Thank you so much! We can’t afford a photographer for the birth, so the midwives have volunteered to take some pictures for us, but I crave the sheer amount of artistic light balance and subject sensibility that Emma Williams shows here. Beautiful!
Beautiful. Makes me jealous, actually. We were planning a homebirth in March (with the same midwife, coincidentally), but ended up in the hospital with an emergency c-section. It is so wonderful to see how her birth unfolded and to hope we might be able to have something similar if we are lucky enough to have another.
Beautiful photos! I would love to have a photographer present when I have children! It is absolutely priceless to have these photos!
Goosebumps! Tears! Oh, I love this!
Wow. This is exactly how I want my birth story to be.
Emma is an absolutely amazing photographer, she has such a calm and unintrusive way of working, and shes a mom too, she KNOWS whats going on there in a way only another mom can know… she was made for this kind of work, she lives and breathes it, and the results speak for themselves.