1. The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.
Beyah Rose is here. Mom really trusted her ability to birth and Beyah’s ability to know when she was ready. She decided to make her appearance on her own time and on Saturday September 29th B was caught by the hands of her loving midwife and passed off to mom immediately.
It’s been such a busy month between weddings and portraits that we all had our fingers crossed I would be able to make it in time to photograph the birth. Beyah must have known how much photos matter to her mom and dad because her time of arrival was on point. Proud papa Chad was on his game, cheering Gen on like they were in the Super Bowl. He was her rock and supporting her 100%. Being that wrapped up in the birth of his daughter we all knew he was not going to be able to pick up a camera. Insert me.
Genevieve & I are seeing the same prenatal group in Elizabeth City, Northeastern OB/GYN. Unfortunately the Outer Banks hospital doesn’t employ any midwives here on our lovely beach so there are lot’s of women traveling out of town to receive prenatal care from a midwife. It was amazing to see the midwife that could potentially catch our baby in full force. She was perfect and at Genevieve’s side through it all. So worth the hour drive to get that type of care. It makes me even more excited to have my little one. The photo of the woman hugging Genevieve bellow is her midwife, reason #1001 I’m seeing one.
Being almost 7 months pregnant myself I LOVED every second photographing the Stewart’s birth and going through all the photos for this post. Although I’ve cried multiple times editing I think I would have done that hormonal or not, I’m a pretty sensitive girl & it’s no secret I love everything to do with birth. It’s a life changing event and I strongly feel that it’s more important than your wedding day. It’s being introduced to a love you’ve never known before. It’s indescribable until you experience it firsthand and still then it’s hard to put feelings like that into words. Thank you for having me with you on this monumental day that was already one week ago today. I hope Genevieve and Chad are able to look back on these photos forever and remember the feelings that came over them when Beyah was born.
Congrats Chad & Gen she’s perfect.