Emotional. Surreal. Beautiful.
On October 4th at 8:01 am I get the text. “Stephanie’s in labor!” With a dash out the door, I arrived in plenty of time to capture the most beautiful and surreal moment two people could ever share.
The room was quiet. A serene feeling of relaxation and zen was felt by all. The hypnotherapy birth music played calmly in the background, a calm green birthing pool was set up and Stephanie was already in her zone. Focussed and ready for her baby.
While I documented this miracle before my eyes, I was amazed at how she copped with the surroundings and her delivery. Having gone through this twice already, I could understand and relate to her experience, but I was so amazed at how she was able to implement certain tactics by having gone through hypno-birthing classes. Kissing her partner in heats of passion throughout, extreme focus listening to the words of the music, breathing patterns and making different sounds of vibration with her mouth. It was beautiful and passionate. Yes, passionate! The father was there step by step, by her side, reinforcing her to breath and do the things they had practiced long before this day. After getting into the pool with her, they brought little baby Verona Aude into this world together and blissfully happy.
As I drove home, in tears of joy, realizing what I just witnessed and documented for them, I was reminded once again how beautiful and precious life is. To be there to “freeze” these moments was an experience I’ll take with me forever.
Congratulations a billion times over and thank you for letting me be a part of your new chapter and sharing this experience with the world.
Stay tuned next week for the “newborn” photos!!
(Please note all the images and slideshow have been edited or cropped for privacy reasons and all have been approved by the clients.)
The song choice to the powerful slideshow is the lullaby she sings to her babies…get your tissues. xoxo