It's such a beautiful experience to walk through multiple birth journeys with a family. This family's second birth story looks so much different than their first. Their first birth happened in a local hospital, although very beautiful and filled with love and support, it was long and had a few unexpected turns. This birth story was completely unique from their last. It started and ended at home, still surrounded by love and support, but much quicker and with so many joyful surprises.
And if you don't make it to the end of their birth film to see some of their images highlighted, here are a few moments from their birth story.
Congratulations to this beautiful mama. We have been through thick and thin. Met 21 years ago, lived together in college, watched each other fall and rise, And then we entered into these wonderful years of blessing filled with marriage and new life. It took time for her to conceive and through that journey, we cried through the unknown months and years of waiting. We spent hours praying for this moment right here...
She is an incredible mother already and I’m so honoured to have been there to witness her strength and joy. Congratulations dear friend. God is so good.
Labouring through the darkness of the night and birthing in the early morning hours on February 14th, this birth story was a beautiful picture of a day filled with love.
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I'm in awe of the power that exists within the journey of birth. Humanity is strong and brave and incredible! Congratulations to all the families who welcomed life into the world this year.
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Birth film footage captured by Cradled Creations. Please inquire for licensing.
This is what birth can look like- calm, controlled, joyful.
She closed her eyes, breathed through each contraction, rubbing her belly, and focusing on the life that would soon emerge to complete her family. She chose to laugh in the moments between. She chose to be fully present and experience the highest bliss at the moment her son arrived. She chose to let her husband's hands welcome her son into the world.
You may recognize this mama from her gorgeous waterfall maternity session we recently shared.
Birth Story captured by Cradled Creations, located in Abbotsford, BC
This mama is carrying her 5th beautiful baby. She knew this was the last member to join their family, and wanted to celebrate the last time carrying life inside her with a very meaningful photo session in nature. We chose Bridal Falls located between Hope, BC and Chilliwack, BC. This session wasn't just about photos, it was about feeling apart of the deeper power within nature. Overwhelmed by God's beauty surrounding us and the vastness in nature, we lost ourselves in the rhythm of raindrops, and strength of these powerful waters. Likewise, she held the same strength. Steady. Capable. Allowing the life inside her to lead. Listening to the ebb and flow of the growth within. And then surrendering to the journey.
Here are a handful of images from our maternity photoshoot in a waterfall.