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Photographer Diana Hinek with her three children on Mother's Day 2018

A Mother’s Love

I stumbled upon the story of Alfie James Evans almost by mistake. I was immediately drawn to him and his formidable parents Kate and Tom, who fought for their baby for months after, due to his diagnosis with a degenerative brain condition, the Liverpool hospital he was hospitalized decided to switch off his life support.

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Birth Team Supports a mother in labor. During contractions midwife Monica Wood monitors baby's heart. Image by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

The Doula and Birth Photographer Cape

I am just a witness, a vessel that has worked with mom for weeks beforehand to make sure mom feels empowered, knowledgeable and loved enough to recognize that she can give birth in the best possible given way.

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Proud moment for ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services for qualifying as one of the top 100 images during the 2017-2018 year competition.

A Day in the Life

This image recently made top 100 in the Shoot and Share (http://shootandshare.com/ ) annual contest.
Top 100 among 413k photos entries from 160 different countries!
What I loved most about this contest was that the 81 Million votes were voluntarily cast as is the contest itself.

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In this black and white photograph ArtShaped Photography a toddler discovers the wonders of natue by taking in the smell of a freshly picked daisy.

Babies don’t sleep, Babies don’t keep

The truth is that this is not the case and no one will ever ask your daughter, the day she decides to apply for a job at NASA, at what age did she reach all her milestones and how fast.
These first fast paced days of motherhood are for you and for you only. Nobody is watching and nobody gets a prize.

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IN this color image by ArtShaped Photography we witness the first moment right after birth where mom and her baby are finally united earthside.

The Fourth Trimester

Ideally you will be following the rhythm of your baby and sleep whenever he does. If you are planning to breastfeed grab a nice book to have next to your bed, it is a more engaging way to stay present and bond with your baby than scrolling your Facebook feed.

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Colorful image by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services where mom and dad rest in between contractions of labor while their midwife checks baby's heart rate by theyr side.

Midwifery Care vs Standard OBGYN Care

A midwife sees the mother and baby as a unison being working together to go through a process that is meant to be (often) long, intimate, and undisturbed; and that may require for this reason, simply the presence of support and not necessarily the need of action and intervention.

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