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Lindsay - Birth Stories

I was so blessed to be at the birth of Clara. My cousin Lindsay invited me to take pictures for them. I was asked many times afterwards "How was it?" Well, I struggled to answer. It was very different from how I remember my children's births. Lindsay's birth was at the Arbour Birth Centre, in the water and all natural. Now I have to say after reviewing the pictures and going through the beautiful images, I was completely moved, even more so then in the intense moments that I witnessed. This was an AMAZING birth. The strength I see in Lindsay's face says so much. I am reminded why I feel so passionate about labour and the first moments of life. Thank you Lindsay. It will always remain a privilege to have done this for you.

7 comments:

Katie said...

Wow. The only way I can imagine giving birth naturally is by accident.

Way to go Lindsay! You're so inspiring and Clara is adorable!

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Congratulations Lindsay and Patrick! What a beautiful baby Clara is, I can't wait to meet her sometime!

Liz these are beautiful images, I love how you captured the journey, what a gift to have these pics!

Lindsay said...

Thanks so much Liz. These photos will be a treasure to me. I love how you captured the moments and feelings of clara's entry into this world. It was a blessing to have you there. Thanks for being willing to get up in the middle of the night. You have a great talent.

Jessica said...

what beautiful pictures! i never wanted to have photographs taken with our first baby, but after seeing these (and thinking back on what an incredible time in our lives that was) i am definitely thinking differently about any future babies we have. thanks for sharing! your posts and images are always so wonderful and inspiring!

Heather said...

AMAZING! These photographs totally made me cry like a baby! Fantastic shots! I wanted to have a birth photographer for my second baby but wasn't able to and seeing these shots (well any of your birth photography), seeing those moments captured make me really regret not having them done. Thank you so much for sharing these! I think photography is so important, you always have a photographer for those significant moments in your life like engagement, wedding, children's birthdays but not many people have a photographer document their birth story which for me was one of the most important days of my life. If I ever muster up the courage to have a 3rd I would be honored to have you photograph my story.

Ashley Jane Reina said...

Wow, those pictures brought tears to my eyes. I need to go and visit that niece of mine again soon. Thanks for always sharing your inspiring words and work Liz! You are an inspiration to me. Seriously I just think you are soo amazing and talented, I just hope I can be half the mother and woman that you are!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Thank you for all of the comments! Birth stories are really an amazing thing! Spread the word to your friends. I'd love to do more!!

And Heather you are a great Mom! You could totally do three! I'd love to be there!