I had a great experience photographing first birth. It was a wonderful 7 hr labour. She birthed her baby in a tub at BC Woman’s hospital, with her husband helping to catch and her mother cheering her on. In June she asked if I would do an online interview. I was excited! I have never been interviewed before. So after a busy month of school ending, 4 births and getting my kids ready for our summer trip to my home town, I finished the questions.
To my surprise she also describes her feeling about her birth photography which is my favorite part. Check it out here.
A quote from the article:
“For me, my birth was amazing. I loved it. I really, truly loved giving birth. And even though I enjoyed it, I didn’t have any idea what I was expressing, what I looked like, what everyone else was doing around me, what time it was…you get the idea. To have a gorgeous album of photos from beginning to end, graphic to family friendly…well, it means the world to me. ”
This is Michaela, with her mother, during her birth. I adore this picture.