the birth of blake carter

I am so excited to share this post with you. Its been a vision of mine for well over a year and today I am finally here and ready to share it. The first time I thought to myself that I wanted to photograph a birth was when I watched a YouTube video about a natural home water birth. I was 8 months pregnant and I was watching birth videos online to help prepare for my own birth. It was created by a photographer in the states and it was a combination of video clips and photographs. I was left speechless, sobbing and in tears and I was hooked. I wanted to create that for someone else. I wanted to make a new mother feel that way, show her what she had accomplished, give her a way to remember how she felt the first time she saw her baby.  And Dad too. I would capture his reaction to seeing his baby for the first time and the proud look on his face when he’s see’s how strong the mother of his new child was. I would capture all the details around the room that they might not remember, the first breastfeed, meeting dad and perhaps older brothers and sisters for the first time and most importantly capture the first hour of their babies life. I would create a gift they would treasure forever.  When I was ready and I could make the commitment to what could be a very long photo shoot, I found the most perfect family. Heidi and Cory, Thank You. You opened up your hearts and shared with me something so intimate. I am so proud to have been in that room with you two the day your third child was born. I will never forget it.  Heidi you were incredible to watch that day. Blake was Heidi’s third breech baby and second breech delivery, he came feet first. (Which was an incredible sight in itself!). You can read Blake’s full birth story here. Thank you again Heidi and Cory and Congratulations, Blake is absolutely perfect.

Blakes Birth Video from Vannessa Brown on Vimeo.

January 23, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Amanda H - You are so talented, Vannessa!

December 31, 2012 - 7:56 pm

angela massey - i was wondering how much you charge for a birth session

September 26, 2012 - 3:51 am

Eldyka - Oh my goodness…. how beautiful a tribute…

August 30, 2012 - 5:53 am

Janelle - Almost makes me want to have another baby so you can do this for me! Beautiful!

July 12, 2012 - 1:25 am

Aja - This is amazing!!! Brought a tear to my eye, simply stunning photos!

July 5, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Kim - WOW!!! Great Job! These pictures are amazing and made me feel like I was there and could feel the love in the room!!

July 5, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Jaimey - Beautiful! You have such a special gift to capture every moment.
Love love love!!!

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