From the very beginning, I knew this birth was going to a much anticipated and exciting event for our family. But I never thought I’d be asked to photograph the event! So when I was, it was a moment of elation! Following the journey of first time mum, Kim through to the arrival of her gorgeous little daughter was a dream come true. But what was more amazing was how I witnessed one of the calmest and most focused drug free labours I could have imagined. The support was flowing freely, the energy was relaxed yet energised by the fast progress this calm labour facilitated. Once again, I believe this is another prime example of the way hypno-birthing can assist mothers during labour.
This storybook gallery has a few selectively conservative images of the birth of April. There are other shots, reserved for private viewing, that display the actual birth in an amazing way. Too amazing for words!
For those who are interested in the hypnobirth / calmbirth idea in Adelaide, please contact Kristy from Instinctual Birthing
I am a birth photographer. If there was one aspect of photography I could do alone, this is it – this is the genre. It’s wholeheartedly my passion, it quenches my maternal, artistic, emotional thirst. I put my life on hold whenever I’m called to do this work – 24/7 I’m on call. I never know how long I’ll be away from my family. I will travel around the corner or to other states to do this type of work. There is no greater reward for any other job I’ve ever known. It’s not a job – it’s like being a mother – it’s just something you do and love and need. Every time, it’s different. Every breath, you’re in the moment. Every tear you cry is real and nothing else could be more honest.
When main stream media run an inadequate news story on a topic I’m passionate about, one that holds so much power and emotion for all those it touches, I get upset… But I have faith that those who really know the meaning behind capturing births won’t be swayed by narrow-minded ideals.