A serene water birth story told in photos #Photos#birth photography August 9 | Stephanie Kaloi All photos by Emma Williams. I'm absolutely a fan of birth photography — I think having a professional photographer document something as momentous as your child (or children's!) birth is an awesome thing to do. When Emma Williams sent over a birth she shot a few months ago, I knew it would be a perfect feature for you guys. Says Emma: This little one's beautiful, peaceful water birth and the strength of an amazing woman, who gracefully handled more than 30 hours of labour and a husband who breathed with her through it all, completely reenergized me. Elmslie's birth unfolded so naturally, overseen by an extraordinary team of midwives. I am absolutely in love with these two! This photo took my breath away: Cute detail: the baby's bed is all ready, complete with a photo mobile. Oh girl. THAT FACE. Am I the only one mentally cheering her on? I'm all "you can do it!" in my head, and I know how this ends. Related Post The midwife-assisted "home birth" of Georgia June (in photos) Natasha and Paul live in Alabama -- a state that doesn't allow licensed midwives to be present at home births. To get around this, they... Read more This! I love this! Her face is priceless, so filled with wonder. Nom nom nom, sweet baby hands. … and everyone's happy. You can see the entire birth at Emma Williams's blog. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Simple ways to make your own art supplies NEXT So you just found out your teen is gay? Rule one: don't freak out Toggle comments [ 10 ] This was incredible. I'm speechless. 1 agrees Thank you so much! We can't afford a photographer for the birth, so the midwives have volunteered to take some pictures for us, but I crave the sheer amount of artistic light balance and subject sensibility that Emma Williams shows here. Beautiful! Beautiful!!! 1 agrees Beautiful! Beautiful. Makes me jealous, actually. We were planning a homebirth in March (with the same midwife, coincidentally), but ended up in the hospital with an emergency c-section. It is so wonderful to see how her birth unfolded and to hope we might be able to have something similar if we are lucky enough to have another. So gorgeous Beautiful photos! I would love to have a photographer present when I have children! It is absolutely priceless to have these photos! Goosebumps! Tears! Oh, I love this! 1 agrees Wow. This is exactly how I want my birth story to be. Emma is an absolutely amazing photographer, she has such a calm and unintrusive way of working, and shes a mom too, she KNOWS whats going on there in a way only another mom can know… she was made for this kind of work, she lives and breathes it, and the results speak for themselves. Comments are closed.