Isla | Seattle Birth Photographer

As a Seattle birth photographer, there’s often an immense flood of emotions filling me to the brim when I witness the entrance of a new little person into this world.  A surefire way to squeeze a few tears out of me is to see a mama labor and deliver with such a strong partner by her side.  He was her breath, and her rock, and stood calm at every minute.

The lovely ladies at the Puget Sound Birth Center  in Kirkland were wonderful and warm with their tender care and expertise.  Just a day earlier, this couple made the sudden decision to follow their hearts and switch their birth from the care of a hospital , where they previously delivered their other 2 children, to this quiet and unassuming birth center.  Here you can read, in her own words, the story of this mama’s journey to having her much loved and longed for, 3rd baby.

The Birth of Nova | Seattle Birth Photographer

Newborn baby looking into camera by Seattle Birth Photographer

As a Seattle birth photographer, I can honestly say that birth photography is all about the story.  We capture so many moments and feelings, from fear, to excitement, nervousness, elation, worry, and love.  My job is to capture all these small details.  Details that you would otherwise have forgotten, or missed entirely.  When you and your spouse/significant other are focused on the laboring and birthing process, I will be there to ensure that the small moments are captured.  As a fly on the wall, I carefully plan each photo, waiting for the perfect time to click the shutter.  Your baby’s first photos will be clear and in focus–dad’s hands will likely be shaking from the emotions flooding through him.  Often there are things you would have liked to be photographed, but in the blur of post-birth happenings, so many moments become missed opportunities for photos.

A few months ago, I had the extreme honor and pleasure to witness the birth of Nova–a beautiful, long awaited and desired, SURPRISE baby girl!  Up until the very end, we were wondering if this sweet baby would be a He or a She.  Look carefully in one of the photos, and you will notice a clue.  As soon as I saw this detail, I knew I had to include it in this mother’s birth story.

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