Water birth of Ezra | Bendigo Birth Photographer

May 2016

I want to challenge your version of normal. I knew this family would do it!  When Ren and Oli booked birth photography, I asked if I could actually film there birth instead, though they knew I’d had no experience in film whatsoever, so I was stoked they agreed! I’m ever so grateful they allowed us to enter their space during birth to remind us what is possible!

Let it challenge your thoughts, while it makes you smile.

 It was a gentle Autumn day when this family of 5 began to welcome their 5th member (6th if you include the dog). The kids were excited, the dog was quietly assuring, and Dad was making sure normal life continued around them. Mum embraced birth and all that it was. She worked with her body through the strength of birth and let go of all fear. Incredible to witness. 40 mins after I arrived Ezra quietly and gently entered his home. He was surrounded by his loved ones and adoring siblings. Nothing but joy and calm filled the room. My favourite part of this is that his brother and sister got to be a part of such a beautiful event. They were a part of his story and embraced him instantly as one of them.

Soon Ezra was snuggling his Mum on the couch, Dad was cooking tea, Liam was reading a book and life just simply continued so seamlessly and normally.

This is what birth felt like its meant to be. This is what normal is. This is beautiful.



Birth of Ezra from The Birth Story Photographer on Vimeo.

May 10, 2016 - 12:41 am

Jade - Bree what a beautiful video and beautiful images. This definitely challenged my idea of normal and in a very positive way. Great job! What an amazing woman and family.

May 12, 2016 - 8:31 pm

Adaline - This is beyond amazing….Ren and family, thank you so so much for sharing this…it is so inspiring. I had a lump in my throat the whole way through and teared up!! Ren, you did amazingly! Your little gift is adorable!! Bree, you have captured the wonder and miracle of birth in all it’s beauty and magnificence so beautifully once again!

May 12, 2016 - 9:11 pm

Lauren - This moved me to tears. Thank you ren and family for sharing. Just lovely.x

May 25, 2017 - 5:49 pm

Jasmine Hazel - WOW, I’m teary, I’m in awe and I’m inspired
THIS is what I would love to happen for my 4th and final baby!!
So much love for your whole family Ren and Bree you should be oh so proud of yourself as that was stunning work xx

February 14, 2018 - 11:16 am

Miriam - Absolutely moved to tears…

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