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Alyssa's Birth Story/ Corneilus Birth Photography

April 12, 2013  •  1 Comment

When Johanna mentioned that she wanted me to photograph the birth of her daughter, I certainly had my reservations. I'm the chick who had an optional c-section due to the anxiety that surrounds the entire birthing process. So imagine my shock when I actually agreed to be present and tell Alyssa's birth story through pictures. How can you say no when someone invites you to be present at such a special event in their lives??? It was such an honor to be invited! Did I mention that Johanna was the super mom whose birth plan included a completely natural water birth? Let's just say I knew I needed to do my research in order to prepare myself for what I was going to be a part of. No amount of preparation readied me for the incredible experience that I was blessed to be a part of only one day after celebrating my son's 2nd birthday. I walked away from the experience realizing that God's design for birth is incredible and Johanna was such an inspiration throughout the entire process.

The day began with a 3 am text message (that I'm ashamed to admit didn't wake me) and I headed to the birthing center at 8 am. Since it was about a 40 minute drive away, I should have arrived well before 9. Due to miscommunications with the address, I actually wound up on a dirt road in a cow pasture where my GPS told me I'd have to "get out and walk to reach my destination". I panicked. This was a time sensitive photo shoot and I was in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully I was able to Google search the birthing center and found that one little word left out of a hurried text message from the soon-to-be daddy put me face to face with Deliverance... not delivery! ;) It certainly made for a great story though and I arrived at Natural Beginnings in plenty of time.

Typically I enjoy giving a mini-narration of the pictures I post on a blog in order to enhance the story being told. These images need no enhancement or color to communicate the day. The story of Alyssa's birth is a beautiful and powerful illustration of love, faith, and one woman's determination. Johanna, you were incredible! Thank you for allowing me to be part of such an amazing day! And without further adieu, the birth story of baby Alyssa...

 

Alyssa, your birthday was incredible! I can't wait to watch you grow into a beautiful young lady and tell you many stories about the day you were born! I'll even include the part about the placenta...

 

 


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Mark Lee(non-registered)
Once again...tears. Thank you Whit...your skills and discretion are professional and personal. As it should be.
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