A family Made | A Visual Birth Story | South Gippsland Birth Photography
Ebony and Josh were excited to welcome their first child, a son, and decided that documenting this was really important to them. This is where I join there story as their birth photographer. Ebony loved seeing birthing images showcasing the connection and support that happens when a baby is born and all the intimate and raw moments of birth.
Prior to the birth I met with Ebony and her support people, her husband and her mother. We had a great catch up and everyone was excited and jovial about the upcoming birth.
On the big day I joined Ebony and her team at the hospital after her induction started. By the time I arrived Ebony had settled into and was comfortable while waiting to meet her son.
The atmosphere in their birth suite was relaxed and fun as Ebony was joined by her growing village as her two best friends kept her company as she got closer to the arrival of their little one. The support and excitement was amazing. Every woman needs her friends and that doesn’t change when you become a mum.
Finally it was time for Ollie to enter the world. Ebony worked hard and was able to birth her son into the world, her arms and her family in what could be described as a race to the finish line. I could not have been cheering and willing a baby to be born more than I was this little man. Josh was by her side the whole way as was her mother.
Photographing these moments of birth and the hours after highlight the reason why birth photography is so important to those who choose to do so. Capturing the highest moments, the rush of adrenaline, the waves of love, the village together are absolutely amazing.
I am continued to be inspired by the birth of not only a baby but a mother and this was no exception.