Every birth story is unique – no two people, despite their similar birth space, birth team, or birth plan will have the same birth experience.
It is uniquely yours to enjoy, embrace and celebrate.
Birth is one of the most intimate and personal journeys of strength.
My first and second birth experiences are quite different. The first is hazy because I had intense feelings of nervousness and was filled with panic! At one point while in the later stages of labour, the hose connected to the gas mask detached and my husband had to hurriedly reassembled it, I then told him I needed to push right then and there – this was NO time for him to be juggling a camera. Where as my second birth was far more calm and had room for feeling excited, loved and in the moment. However there are no pictures from it until well after I was in the recovery wing of the hospital.
All I have to remember that pivotal moment and my beautiful children’s entrance into the world are blurry cellphone snap shots – which I treasure, but long for something much more..
Are you becoming a parent after battling infertility or experiencing loss? Yours is the story I would most love to photograph.
I have been through 3 miscarriages and understand the complex feelings that come from having traveled a bumpy road to parenthood. At your birth I will cheer you on and celebrate this emotional moment of immense anticipation.
Birth stories change our identity and can shape our belief in ourselves in an immensely positive way.
You will be amazing.
Your story is going to be beautiful.
You can have more than faded memories of how your family came to grow (by one or two or three!), when your partner brushed away tears when holding their child for the first time, the amazing feeling of achievement, just how tiny your child’s feet used to be and the strength that you summoned through the whole journey.
Sound like something you’re interested in?
Click below to get in touch and I’ll take us out for tea!
You can view inspiring birth stories and galleries here (shared with permission by a few wonderful families)
Birth Photography Resources for Families
Work of Heart Photography is a member of the International Association of Birth Photographers & Canadian Birth Photographers; serving southern Vancouver Island (Victoria, Saanich, North Saanich/Sidney, Westshore & Sooke) for home births and hospital births!