Category Archives: birth Stories

I must admit that when ever I get the call to let me know that my birth moms are in active labor that I go into freak out mode. My heart starts pounding and there is this sense of urgency. I knew when I got the call from Bob that Toni was in labor and 8cm that I better get my you know what a crackin’. So there I am packing my camera bag at 2:00 a.m. or so and the electricity goes out. Not only did the electricity go out, but the moon was literally non existent that night. It was pitch black as I’m fumbling my way around the house with my iphone flashlight app, lol. Needless to say I made it to Bob & Tonni’s house with about one hour to spare before beautiful Miss Blythe made her grand entrance. Toni’s birth was all natural and beautiful to witness. Thanks so much Tonni for choosing me to photograph the birth of Blythe. Tonni is also an amazing photographer out of Aylmer Ontario which is why I was so honored to be asked to photograph Blythe’s birth. You can find some of Tonni’s work HERE

Words cannot explain just how amazing it is to be present for a birth.  I must keep it pulled together so that I can see through my view finder, but sometimes the tears come through I must admit, and I am always amazed at the miracle I’ve witnessed.  It is such an honor when I am asked by families to photograph a birth.  It is such a personal experience that I am a part of and will always hold close to my heart.  The emotions are so raw, this is what I love……life.

"Birth Photorpahy in hospital"

What an amazing experience photographing a birth! Although I was very emotional when I first stepped into the birthing room, I pulled it together just fine. To see life come into the world is indescribable. I’m In awe of how in control Cindy remained. This is something I can definitely see myself doing more often. Congrats Cindy and Paul. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Vincent’s birth! Your friend, Mel XOXOX