‘We want to book you as our photographer for our upcoming birth.. we just aren’t pregnant yet!’
That is what Simone first emailed me. I hadn’t met her as yet but was already excited that she would want me to photograph her birth. Dan and Simone are pretty cool people! When Dan was the first guy to ‘like’ my birth photography Facebook page, my view of him instantly rose. I knew he was going to be hands on and supportive throughout the birth. I was right.
It was a treat to quietly observe and capture the moments of silence that spoke so loudly. Their love is obvious.
With each birth I photograph there seems to be a small moment that catches me with a little tear. For Dan and Simone, it was the way he tenderly held her forehead up against his and seemed to admire her for all that she was doing. Very sweet. The beauty of having a birth photographer is that the birthing mother can look back at her story from another perspective and see her husbands loving support. Moments that would be quickly forgotten otherwise.
Simone was simply amazing! As the sun was rising, after being in hospital for 3.5 hrs, she beautifully birthed little (big) Oliver.
And so his story begins…