Birth Photographers Share Emotional Photos From the Delivery Room

It’s no secret tears are shed in the delivery room. Often the one person who gets to bear witness—and document—these moving, emotional labor and delivery scenes are birth photographers. From the first time mother and baby experience skin-to-skin contact to the ritual of documenting, weighing and measuring baby, each moment creates an unforgettable memory book. Take a look as these birth photographers open their portfolio and share some of the special births they were honored to take part in.

Parents: Tim and Lila
Baby: Audrey Joy
Location: Hospital in Spokane, Washington

“Being present at the birth of their Rainbow Baby was empowering and emotional. Lila and Tim had prayed and waited for this moment and to see their story come full circle was breathtaking.”


Parents: Emilly and Joey
Baby: Vanessa
Location: Hospital in Orlando, Florida

“On September 30, 2016, at 7:30am I received the phone call that Emilly was having strong labor contractions. It was a long day of trying to progress to 9 cm dilation. Fast forward to 9:30 pm, Becky from Sweet Baby Midwifery decided to put a wrap on Emilly’s belly, the wrap pushed Baby V downwards to help Emilly dilate more rapidly. Becky then played a labor meditation—this was a game changer. Becky and her team filled up the bath, got Emilly in there and 45 minutes and one amazing push later, Baby V was in a new world!”

Parents: Elizabeth and Cole
Baby: Connor and Dominic
Location: Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas

“When mothers deliver their child vaginally they have the option to watch and touch their baby as he comes into the world. Mothers whose births [are] cesarean deliveries entrust me to capture that connection. They aren’t able to see what is going on during the surgery most of the time, unless special arrangements are made. To have that connection is invaluable, to see how their body nourished and developed their child and then to welcome [the baby] “earthside” is priceless. Elizabeth was a rock star and Cole supported her through their entire birth story. It was a joy to be a part of their birth team.”

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