Category Archives: Birth Story

Pembroke Pines Birth Photography | South Florida Birth Photography | Natural Birth | Home Water Birth

When I was given the opportunity to photograph an at home water birth, I jumped at it. I had photographed hospital births before, but never a home delivery! I met Ylsa a few years ago when I did her 1st son’s birthday photos. Our client photographer relationship quickly turned into a friendship. A couple of years later, I was hired to photograph her 2nd son’s maternity/newborn photos and we stayed in touch as friends ever since. Shortly there after, she was pregnant with her 3rd baby and they kept the sex  a mystery! I was so excited that we were going to find out when the baby was born at home, in the tub! Each of the following photos tells a story. A story of love, faith, family, & courage. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did capturing them!

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I arrived at dawn to find Mommy in the middle of an intense contraction. Her hubby and baby boy close to her side, soothing and comforting her.

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We finally made it, 10 cm!!! Time to get ready for the water!

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Slow, deep breaths… You can do this!

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With her loving midwife by her side, Mommy gets up and prepares to begin laboring!

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Moments before it’s time to push, Mommy takes some time to herself. Here is where she will meet her baby very soon!

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Kisses from her very loving boys!

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Almost there…

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As the baby dropped and contractions got stronger, Mommy found her happiness in her home made “labor-aid” popsicles!

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I was sitting in her sink to capture these photos. I didn’t want to miss a moment of the action! Baby is now ready to be pushed out and introduced into the world!

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The loving hands of her mid wife & mid wife’s assistant surround her at all times to make sure she is comforted and has everything she needs. Here they are pouring cool water on her and patting her with a cool cloth so that she doesn’t over heat in the hot tub.

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As the baby’s head emerges, mom reaches down and pulls out the baby herself!

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That moment…

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Welcome to the world baby!!!

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After two sons, mommy clenches her heart when she looks down to see that she finally has a baby girl!!!

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Everyone is so excited for their new baby girl!!! Watching the whole thing from just a few feet away are daddy and big brothers.

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Welcome Earthside baby Romia Luna <3

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After spending about 15 minutes together in the tub, it’s time for mommy and baby to get out and get settled in mommy’s bed!

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None of this would be possible with out an amazing birth team <3

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After all of the cord blood flowed into baby and the cord was left white, daddy makes the cut. Check out that amazing placenta that supported the baby inside of mommy’s womb!

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We were all in shock when the scale read a whopping 10 lbs! Wow, what a big girl!

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First family photo 🙂

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After resting for a bit and getting cozy in bed, Mommy and baby start their beautiful breast feeding journey! It is amazing how a woman’s body knows exactly what to do and when to do it. Women are such a beautiful tree of life <3

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Romia Luna – 10 lbs of delicious cuteness <3

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Fort Lauderdale Birth Photography |Kayden’s Hospital Birth

I was so excited for my bff of over 10 years when she asked me to be part of her big day! Baby Kayden has been dreamed of for years and it was so special being able to watch her be born! My friend had planned a home water birth, but baby girl wasn’t dropping, so off to the hospital she went! After the epidural, that she also didn’t want, her body was able to relax and her little baby girl came out in just a few pushes! It goes to show that everything doesn’t always go as “planned”, but in the long run all that matters is getting your baby earth side safely!

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Capturing these moments and freezing them in time for families to cherish, is what I live for!

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Amazing <3

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Time to cut the cord after it’s done pulsating, as you can see it’s white and empty! Next is weighing the baby!

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All of the little details…

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Hello, gorgeous.

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God Momma loving on her little nugget! Isn’t that phone shot cool? I thought it was… 🙂

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Mommy & Daddy loving on their baby girl!

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Look at that cute face!!!

 

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{Summer} South Florida Birth Photography

It was such a special day, being there for my sweet friend as she was about to welcome her baby girl into this world. I have never met a couple as tender and loving with each other as these two. Watching them become parents, right before my eyes, was absolutely breath taking. By the end, there was not a dry eye in the room!

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Such tangible love, you can feel it just by looking at them!

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She had such an amazing team by her side! I pray to have the same support from loved ones when it’s my turn to be a Mommy!

What a moment!! She’s here and she’s perfect!!!

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Love at first sight, he was totally smitten!

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Beautiful Summer is one lucky girl!!!

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