Baby D: Asheville Birth Photographer

I was blown away by this birth and the love that I was able to witness.  I had the incredible opportunity this past fall to video a birth for Homegrown Babies, which is an amazing group of women working to support Mama’s and their families through pregnancy to parenthood here in Asheville NC.

It was such an incredible birth.  I met Corina and Brad at their home so we could include some images of her laboring at home and have their sweet boy present for some of it.  After being there for only about 20 minutes though, we knew it was time to head to the hospital because things were happening pretty quickly!

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Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0601Beautiful Mama!  Sweet friends made this headpiece for her to wear with beautiful flowers and even part of the newborn hat from her older son!Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0602After a quick check in they were able to move into their room and were met by their amazing doula, Chama.  (This woman has found her calling in life.  She is actually a miracle worker!)  I love this image of support and the quiet strength in Mama.
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Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0605I think my favorite part of documenting this birth was the love between Corina and Brad.  It was so apparent in the way they cared for one another.  Encouraging words, soft touches, stolen glances and smiles.  It was truly beautiful and inspiring.  Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0606So much strength and love and courage wrapped up in this sweet Mama.Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0608Time for some skin to skin with Dad!Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0609Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0610Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0611Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0612Brad was just so tender with Mama and this sweet little one.  I love that we were able to document that!Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0613Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0614Finally, back in Mama’s arms.Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0615See what I mean about their love?!Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0616Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0617Asheville Birth and Newborn Phtographer Destinee Blau Photography_0618One day old.
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Stay tuned!  The video is next up!