There are few things in life as miraculous as watching a woman bring a child into the world. As a storyteller, the drama that ensues is the perfect storm. Playing witness to a partner looking admirably on a women in distress followed by pure elation as they watch the child take their first breaths is a gift.
When called on to photograph this birth, I was pregnant with my 2nd child myself. It made the experience of witnessing this beautiful mother bring her first baby boy into the world all the more special.
I will never forget walking down the hall of Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota after completing this photoshoot. The smile on my face was pure delight, even after the 17 hour photoshoot.
// STORYTELLER TIP //
Print photos of a child's birth in black and white. It creates a timeless appearance and also neutralizes some of the harsh colors and lighting that naturally in a hospital room.