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New Baby on the Block

Once again the birth gods have gifted the world with a brand new sparkling soul, who was born few weeks ago and I had the privilege to photograph and doula.
This baby’s mom and dad are solid and during labor I witnessed what love with the capital L is. From the moment mom went into labor, through each and every contraction and the time baby joined them earth side.
Mom was so strong and deeply focused that at times I even wondered if she was having any contractions. She used her voice like a veteran yogi and trusted her body for 15 hours solid. Dad never left her side, despite my constant reminders he needed to eat and rest, he wouldn’t leave her. They were one, like the best team. Deeply reaching for their dreams about to come true.
Baby had his own plans, like babies often do and despite the fact this birth was not what some would describe as conventional and natural, I can tell you with all my heart that it was just perfect.
Here are some moments from the birth. I thank you this family for letting me share their photos. I adore you and I am forever grateful you chose me as your doula and photographer.
 
Black and white image by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services of mother in labor leaning on he rpartner during labor contractions.
 
Color image of newborn bay cuddled up on mom's breast for some skin to skin time; birth story documented by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services
mom pushes baby into this world using the birth bar at Saint John's hospital under the hopeful watch of her partner in a black and white photograph by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services