this is the one i was really afraid i wouldn’t make it in time. i’m always a bit nervous when i’m on call for a birth that i won’t make it. i try to be ready to go on a moments notice. but this one, i was really nervous. noelle walked around for weeks at 4+ cm dialated. i jumped every time my phone rang. i’m so thankful that it worked out i got to be there. a-maz-ing birth experience. i cried when she was born. and when i was proofing. and when i finished the slideshow. yeah, i’m a sap, but it really was just that amazing. this birth experience was fast. and intense. and filled with emotion. and love. i hope i have captured that.
click here: the birth of maddie-rose
her water broke at 9:30 and by 11:17 maddie-rose was here. that’s fast. the labor was intense, noelle barely had a few seconds to recoup between contractions and she’d be overcome with another one even more intense than the last.
this is also the first birth that i had the joy of working with doula, emily bessey. when noelle first started telling me about emily she said i would love her and she was right! her demeanor, her calming voice, she was awesome during the entire birth, but especially when things got very intense. she was cool, calm and collected and knew exactly how to support noelle and her husband. i was impressed! if you are in the austin area and looking for a doula, i highly recommend her, i’d hire her in a heartbeat, except for i’m done birthing babies. i would love to have her come talk me down and keep me sane when the 5 o’clock witching hour hits with my three kids though…now there is an idea…a parenting doula! an untapped market!!
and the music! turn those speakers up loud….the music rocks! a huge thank you to balmorhea for allowing us to use their music for this slideshow. i have fallen in love with so many of their songs and have become a huge fan! they just released a new album in march called “all is wild, all is silent” and this song is on that album. you can check it out on their site or download their album on itunes.
and finally, to noelle and brad……thank you for inviting me to capture the birth of your beautiful daughter. it was an honor. and thank you as well for letting me share your birth experience, i appreciate it!
That was so amazing, I cried! 🙂 I’m so done having babies, but I want to do it again, just so you could be there! Very well done. Congrats to you and the family.
I need some kleenex. That was INTENSE. Your birth photography is phenomenal.
Beautiful Lynds. I don’t even have the words, absolutely gorgeous!
wow. welcome Maddie-Rose. what an amazing family you have!
Lyndsay – there are many photographers who take wonderful pictures – you, my girl, ARE AN ARTIST! What fortuitous people that get to make the journey with you.
Oh, wow…that is just amazing. What a gift!!!
Wow, these are fantastic. What a beautiful experience! Congratulations!
Ok. That was just stunning. I cried.
It was just a beautiful, moving, wonderful show.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
So amazing, I follow your blog almost everyday, you always inspire me. Did you actually lay down in the hall way to get the shot of them walking? WOW and I loved the shot of the nurses names and extentions with the pkg of lifesavers next to them, so clever you are! thank you for sharing!
Lyndsay – you are phenomenal! You really know how to tell a story with photos – I enjoyed every min of that thank you so much for sharing!
Wow, are all husbands that attentive during labor?!?! He was so strong for her throughout, you can tell that he is her rock. Very powerful pictures 🙂
After spending most of today wallowing in grouchy, uncomfortable pregnant self-pity, these images snapped me back to feeling gratitude for what’s ahead of me and appreciation for life— it is such a gift, and you capture it beautifully, my friend. Such an amazing tribute to that mother and her gorgeous family.
That was SO beautiful…yeah I cried too!! You are amazing and I love what you did here…seriously…you rock! I am going to bookmark that slideshow so that when I have my next one in a few years my hubby can snap those kinds of pics!!
WOW! Stunning slideshow!!! Your birth photography is so incredible! Congratulations to mom and dad 🙂
Stunning work! This is way better than wedding photography 🙂
awesome, awesome, awesome!!!! I LOVE the music, it was so moving. great job!
I always love your birth slides but this was the most beautiful one I have ever seen. The music was phenomenal. The love those two share is beautiful and Maddie-Rose is gorgeous.
That really was beautiful… and after I watched the slideshow twice- I still let it play over and over while I worked on the computer to listen to the awesome music. Amazing.
Lynds, that was absolutely amazing! I was watching it while eating my lunch and now my plate is full of tears. I was so moved and cried! I am done (sadly) having babies but if I had another one, I would so want to you photograph it! Wish you were closer!!!! I am in Missouri 🙁 Wonderful work! You should be so proud!
I am 32 weeks pregnant with my first and watching this made me cry, thinking about what is to come. Although I have many fears, doubts and questions–this reminds me how wonderful it will be to become a mother in only a few short weeks. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome…purely awesome. I cry EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I watch one of these. You are truly a gifted photographer…
Absolutely amazing. Lyndsay you are beyond talented. LOVED the music as well, thanks for posting who the song was from.
That is incredible art. Incredible.