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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A little guys' birthday....

There are many important events in our lives here as humans on a big floating rock. Some more momentous than others. Just because I am soextraspecial I get to take part in a lot of people's wonderful life moments. I watch them, breathe them...try to capture them as they are. But few things are as intimate and as miraculous as the birth of a child.

It's just the way the world turns, right? Biology and what have you. But no..not really.

With humans...it's different. Sometimes I think we forget when we see a pregnant woman, that HEY...she's making a flippin' KID in there!

At first, there is only a big belly.

and then suddenly there is a little face. A new life. With open eyes and clenched little fists and his own particular baby wail, so thin and sweet and very much his own.

I feel blessed to have taken part in this birth that took place in a north Portland home.

Welcome, little guy.



4 comments:

Marianne said...

Wow, this is such a powerful series. I've never seen anyone shoot a birth artistically before so this was definitely a new experience. You've done a brilliant job I must say.

Catharine @Bliss Photography said...

just catch up on these. wow, amazing! my favs are the first and the last. you really captured this event in such detail and with such beauty. awesome!

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to both parents and photographer for sharing these! Such a unique and wonderful time deserves to be recorded this beautifully. <3

tracy said...

How amazing! I had a homebirth with my last son, if only I'd had someone to capture it like this.
It was the best experience ever.