Natural Birth at Mediclinic Durbanville {Léa} | Cape Town Birth Photographer

Sometimes when a woman is about to give birth, all kinds of emotions come up and the heart processes things that “seem” unrelated to birth. But that’s not true. Its a mystery how a woman’s heart perpares for her baby, but a mystery to be respected none the less. As Bronté laboured, she told me about the unspeakable losses their families had faced. When I think back to her labour, I think of this tender vulnerability. Birth is such a sacred space to hold with a woman and no two women go through it the same.

The moment they meet their daughter, I will never forget the words ringing in the room, “That’s my baby! That’s my baby!” It gives me goosebumps to think about. I wanted those words woven into their story (be sure to see the video) so that Léa would know. That switch to motherhood, the recognition and calling out of her as her child. It was really powerful.

Thanks to Léa’s parents for hiring me and trusting me during one of the most emotionally vulnerable times in their lives. I enjoyed walking this journey with you. May she continue to be a gift to your whole family and bring joy where there has been sorrow.

All images shared with 100% family permission as I do with all clients. If you missed it, see their maternity session here. And once you are done, come see their newborn session. Full pregnancy to parenthood packages are available to capture your whole journey.



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