I think I was just as excited to see her mom as I was her though ~ she had an incredible VBAC and it was just so awesome to be a part of it after having had 2 VBACs myself. It really took me back to my oldest daughters birth and that moment immediately afterward ~ full of shock, relief and overwhelming joy.
Here they are together...
I would like to take this opportunity to explain to you how your beautiful photographs have affected me.
One of the reasons I became a midwife was to help facilitate those significant moments of a couple's life when they experience the most momentous occasion of their lives together – the birth of a child which their love has created.
These moments are not long lived as we all get busy with the needs of living. It is so easy to lose those precious memories in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
You have the uncanny knack of snapping those moments – not the one before or the one after but the perfect moment that demonstrates the pain and power of women, the love and giving of those around her, the concern and anxiety without which the triumph and victory of birth would be meaningless.
I thank you for what you have given my clients. But I also thank you for the permanence of those memories that are otherwise so fleeting in our lives. In a few photographs, you have demonstrated all the reasons I am a midwife.
Bonnie Kitchen, LM, CPM
Bonnie wrote that she became a midwife to help facilitate the amazing experience of giving birth... I became a birth photographer because I want to help capture those priceless moments forever.