Today, I want to share one of my most meaningful shoots to date. While in University I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful couple, Rob and Becky. Over the years we grew to be friends and a while ago they found out they were expecting their first little one. They contacted me and asked me to take their maternity photos and I was extremely excited to be able to capture this special time in their lives. From there we started talking about doing birth photography. Birth photography is something that has always interested me, and something I had always wanted to experience, but whenever I mentioned it to anyone they looked at me as though I had a screw loose. So, when Becky and Rob expressed a genuine interest in it I was beyond excited! It is something which is undoubtedly much more popular in the United States than it is here, but I’m hoping I will hear from more people who are interested doing something like this.
It was the middle of October and I finally received the “it’s time!” phone call. I frantically gathered my things and head out the door. Later that evening, they were holding their beautiful baby boy and I was there to witness the entire thing. I’m getting goosebumps all over again, just from thinking about it. It was honestly one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life and I will be forever-grateful that they allowed me to share such an intimate moment with them.
Please note that none of the photos I have posted below are graphic by any stretch of the imagination. They are however, sensitive in nature. I realize that this might not be the type of photo shoot that everyone agrees with and that is ok. I would like to consider this space a safe space and for you all to see just how beautiful new life is. Becky and Rob were gracious enough to invite me into their home and allow me to document little Linus’ arrive, and also give me permission to share their photos here with all of you, so please respect that.
So now, without any more of me babbling, here are a few of their photos 🙂