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Atlanta Water Birth Photographer: Baby Layla

Atlanta Birth Photographer + Doula

Roswell, GA Birth Doula

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Rebecca is a wedding photographer and first time mom.

She had lined up a different birth photographer (her wedding photography business partner, Leigh), but Leigh was out of town, so I was her back up! Yay! Rebecca was my photographer for my wedding anniversary party, so I’ve known her for a few years now. Rebecca’s doula was her sister, Kim and her home birth midwife was Carlene.

the safety of home birth

Smiling in between contractions, joyfully awaiting her daughter’s birth.

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preparing for a water birth at home with doula, midwife and birth photographer

Sometimes in a water birth, the warm water can stall labor, so the mom has to get out and get labor going again. Literally, every time Rebecca stood up, she would get a huge contraction.

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Her husband Phil never left her side. Rebecca did a combination of Hypnobirthing and the Bradley method techniques, but the thing she loved the most was her husband by her side and counter pressure on her lower back.

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Why home birth is so beautiful, sacred, natural and personal. The room was literally pitch black, lit with only a candle. Grateful for nice camera equipment and the understanding of how to use it without a harsh flash. I love bounced flash in birth photography now and then, but it totally would’ve changed the birth “story” being told right here.alpharetta-ga-home-water-birth-waterbirth-homebirth-midwife-doula-birth-photographer-photos-images-_0370

The ever-changing movements, feelings, reactions and restful moments of a drug-free laboring woman. I love how her midwife was there holding her hand, but trusted Rebecca and her husband to labor on their own.
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Here is an example of what the difference is between bounced flash and no flash. I always take both so the client can choose what she likes best, but I feel that no flash can really set the tone/mood for what the labor was really like. And it was really dark in her labor room. I love the natural light and the shadows/highlights it casts. What is bounced flash? It’s when I make the light hit the ceiling for overall luminance, not a bright FLASH of light in your face.

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The glorious moment when all your hard work has paid off and you meet your baby. There’s nothing like it. The pain of childbirth immediately dissipates.

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This is a perfect example of WHY HIRE A BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER! Mom is being cared for by the midwife and Dad is having his first few precious moments of getting to know his new baby girl.

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The many happenings of a home birth midwife!

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Having a home birth? Have questions about home birth, water birth and/or water birth at home photography? Use the contact form above and contact me! I only take 1-3 clients a month and book up quickly.

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