A birth story: Faye Raya

Birth Photography Edmonton | Hobbs Photography

I always say photography is like my coffee. I need it. I am not satisfied until I’ve hit the shutter a few times in a day. So if photography is my coffee, birth photography is my drug.

From the moment I get a text or a call, the adrenaline starts pumping. I am usually excited and ready to go as I am on my way. Often arriving and slowing down to the labouring mother’s pace.

I photographed Danelle’s second birth, this was her third. Although it seemed all too familiar to me, she said it was very different from her other two labours. She experienced a lot of back and hip pain, unlike the others. Regardless she was calm and so strong. Her support was fantastic. And when little Faye was placed in her arms I couldn’t help but have a little cry. Behind my camera of course.

I am always amazed by every birth that I photograph, the strength of women, how fortunate we are to have midwives and how amazing life, women, birth really is.

Thank you Danelle for allowing me to share these photos. You truly are a beautiful, powerful woman and I am happy to have you in my life.

Jenna xx

The wonderful midwife at this birth: Heather from Beginnings Midwifery

A few photos of the birth as well as a video of the birth story.


Edmonton birth photography is really taking off.  Whether you’re birthing at home, BIRTH CENTRE, or hospital, we would be honoured to be there for you.

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If you’d like to see another birth story, you can read MY OWN BIRTH STORY about my 5th baby’s homebirth.  Photographed in a combined effort by myself, my husband, and oldest daughter, Halle May.

pregnant Edmonton mom leans on hospital bed as she breathes through contractionslabouring woman lays on her side on hospital bed as her midwife supports herdetail shot of phone with text from birth photographerpregnant mom sits in hospital bathtub during labour at Lois Hole Hospital for Womentattooed mother rests on her side submerged in water between contractions

mom labours in bathroom while dad looks out hospital window and midwife completes paperworkEdmonton birth photographer captures mom coping with contraction in hospital bathtubtwo midwives confer in Lois Hole Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canadamidwife provies pressure to lower back while mom labours on her knees and dad looks onmidwife kneels to examine mom as she labours on the hospital bedfreckled mom rests with her eyes closed between contractions at Lois Hole Hospital for Women in Edmontonmom labours alone in Edmonton hospitalhusband holds his wife's hand during a contraction at the birth of their second child

woman holds sheet for support as she labours in a squatting positiontattooed mom labours in a squatting position while her midwife attends hertension is visible in woman's body as she nears the delivery of her childmidwife from Beginnings Midwifery supports mom's perineum as baby begins to crownbabe is covered in white vernix and laid on mom's stomach by midwifeblack and white portrait of mother and daughter only moments after birth by Edmonton birth photographermom holds her newborn daughter close for a cuddle immediately following her birthblack and white portrait of dad holding his swaddled newborn daughteronly the newborn baby's vernix covered face is visible between the blankets in her dad's armsnewborn baby girl latches to her mother's breast soon after her arrival at Lois Hole Hospital in Edmontonclose photograph of newborn baby girl's head soon after birthmom holding her newborn daughter smiles as dad takes a quick snap on his iphonefresh baby girl falls asleep on her moms' chest as captured by Edmonton birth photographerblack and white detail shot of newborn's tiny foot as the midwife checks her over

first ever portrait of a newborn baby girl in Edmonton, Alberta

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  • sandra05/27/2016 - 10:24 PM

    What a magical story.
    Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

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