Birth is one of the most empowering events of a woman's life. When I look back on my birth images I feel like superwoman... I pushed LIFE into this world!!! It was the hardest, most rewarding thing of my life.
I have rarely shared images of the actual moment of birth to protect my client's privacy, however I have received permission to post these incredible images of these little super-humans when they were only half earth-side. Don't be scared to be amazed by these images! This is human life before it has taken it's first breath. Suspended between 2 worlds, life is waiting for that final push to be born.
This post may not be for everyone… but as a birth photographer I always share the beautiful strong labouring woman and the shots afterwards of mama cuddling her squishy new baby, so I also want to show you how miraculous and beautiful the moment their child enters the world can also be. Celebrate how amazing life is and enjoy these images of the actual MOMENT OF BIRTH!
Cradled Creations has photographed nearly 80 births in the Vancouver, Fraser Valley region. To see what an entire birth story looks like from start to finish, click here.
Since I have been getting a lot of traffic on this post, I would love to know who linked you to this post. Comment below to tell me where you are from and how you found me. Make sure to follow me on Instagram at @cradledcreations and like my Facebook page.
2/8/2015 12:21:26 am
these pictures are amazing!
6/2/2015 01:15:32 pm
These pictures are so beautiful. I'll be showing them to my clients during their classes. Thank you for such wonderful work!
2/10/2015 07:42:04 am
These are all amazing! Love those brand new baby faces.
2/10/2015 11:39:25 pm
<3 <3 <3
Trishell L Arquero
2/10/2015 11:54:51 pm
Theses always make me tear up with joy!!!!
2/11/2015 12:29:18 am
Enjoying the wonderful gift of birth, makes me tear up, wish I had my children with such caring instead of hospital
2/11/2015 09:44:29 am
AMAZING! Thank you for capturing these surreal and beautiful moments. And thank you to the families for being willing to share them.
2/11/2015 03:29:49 pm
I found your link on Facebook. I am in San Diego Ca.
2/11/2015 08:56:06 pm
brought tears to my eyes.... and I see a lot of births! You captured such amazing moments, the birth of a soul, the moment energy changes in the room, complete joy!
2/11/2015 10:48:53 pm
Found your link through "Why Not Home" on Facebook! I'm from Oklahoma.
2/11/2015 11:14:05 pm
Beautiful! Found you through Well Rounded Birth Prep on Facebook. I'm in Maine. :)
2/12/2015 12:31:07 am
Beautiful picture! As a student midwife, they made me smile from the inside out :) Congratulations on your talent. I came across this link from BINI Birth's facebook page and I am in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
2/12/2015 03:37:37 am
Retired from midwifery 2 years now, best moments beautifully captured
I love these pictures! When I started attending births, I was blown away by how incredibly rich and meaningful those moments of birth would be, especially the "between two worlds" feeling of a baby not yet fully out of the womb. I happily stumbled across your link via facebook posts by Bini Birth and Why Not Home?
2/12/2015 04:06:28 am
I found this from Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent on Facebook!
2/12/2015 05:09:42 am
I also found this from Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent on Facebook. I am from Northern California
2/12/2015 04:15:03 am
My friend is a midwife in New Zealand and she posted your link on Facebook.
2/12/2015 04:34:15 am
Found via Peggy Vincent's Baby Catcher Facebook page
2/12/2015 01:01:21 pm
That's where I saw this too! I live in Mendocino County, California.
2/12/2015 12:33:26 pm
Amazing and beautiful photos!
2/12/2015 01:13:40 pm
Baby Catcher Facebook page.
2/12/2015 03:12:47 pm
I found your website via the everything midwifery page then went on to share it on my own page. I am in lancaster uk. I am a student midwife and this pictures are amazing!!
2/12/2015 04:26:29 pm
I also found this via facebook. I just wanted to say, it was refreshing to see so many non-horizontal birthing positions!
2/12/2015 06:37:01 pm
Amazing photos! I found your link through the Facebook page: O Moasa in familie. I am from Romania. :)
2/13/2015 01:31:03 am
Amazing pictures. I've never seen any like them! I like the idea of having a photographer there for when I give birth. I found your pictures on Facebook, I live in Arizona.
2/13/2015 04:54:15 am
Breath taking photos, I am in Melbourne Australia
2/13/2015 05:08:26 am
Passed on by a former student midwife of mine, I am a midwife teacher, England. These pics have educational value ++++ for my students, though I would not use without explicit permission. They are just awesome, great job ! Much love xxx
2/13/2015 05:38:28 am
I'm. Midwife in Victoria, Australia, these pics are beautiful
2/13/2015 05:56:29 am
Beautiful and so powerful! The link was shared by two Facebook friends (one a former midwifery classmate, one my past midwifery lecturer). Birmingham, UK.
2/13/2015 06:06:26 am
Wow, I wanted a mirror with all 3 of mine, but wasn't offered and didn't feel I could ask. These are probably the closest I will get to being a birthing partner (something I've always wanted to do). Thank you and the families involved for sharing these pictures, truly breathtaking xsx
2/13/2015 11:30:17 am
Wonderful :) I found it linked via the Evymama Facebook page.
2/14/2015 05:48:48 am
I'm a retired CNM. Never ever get tired of seeing pictures of new life being birthed by strong mamas. I'm a friend of Peggy Vincent. Babycatcher.com
2/14/2015 08:56:04 am
Amazing what our bodies do. I can feel the suspension as the baby is waiting to come completely earthside with the photos!
2/14/2015 05:20:33 pm
My daughter who is a midwife sent me this amazing post, we are from the South Island, New Zealand.
2/15/2015 09:08:51 pm
My hipnobirthing instructor posted this on her wall. We're from Romania where we really need inspiration on how to give birth beautifully :)
2/15/2015 11:17:38 pm
I saw your website via a link posted by Triad Birth Doula on facebook. Amazing photos of birth, thanks for sharing them.
3/22/2015 04:35:34 pm
Woke at 2am, am wide awake & can't sleep. I come on internet (bad bad to do), & I check Facebook. Wow! I go to Karen Strange's page, see a link for Home Sweet Homebirth, then follow the link on HSHB to here. Wow! Is all I can say! Can I share these pics on my timeline? Thx.
6/1/2015 02:26:53 pm
on FB from
6/2/2015 11:32:38 am
A midwife I know and live shared this on Facebook ...
6/2/2015 01:05:29 pm
Beautiful pictures! My pregnant friend (Emily Gephart) shared the link on Facebook.
6/2/2015 02:04:20 pm
Linked from a FB post that was posted by the midwife who saw me through three pregnancies, Janice Heller of Florida.
6/3/2015 05:56:25 pm
6/3/2015 07:50:07 pm
From Boyce, Louisiana found someone shared this on Facebook it's amazing that I've given birth 3 times and the only memories I have is the pain and the joy of first seeing and holding my babies after they took their first breath..it would have been nice to have photos like this to go n their photo albums..even though they say all births are not the same seeing these photos really showed me how super human I am...brought tears to my eyes...THANKS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THANKSTO THE FAMILIES for the share
6/3/2015 08:49:30 pm
Found on a fb article. Im in western australia. Beautiful images and i wish i had a professional photographer at my daughters birth!!
6/4/2015 01:00:47 am
Amazing and inspiring photos for my upcoming birth!
6/4/2015 02:18:23 am
Thank you so much for these amazing photos! I am a Maternal Mental Health Therapist at a county public health agency in Oregon.
6/4/2015 06:06:17 am
These are beautiful! You captured it so well. Brings tears to my eyes!
6/4/2015 07:59:08 pm
Lismore, NSW, Australia. Amazing, just amazing, something I've never seen before. Somehow makes the thought of having a baby a bit less scary. Thank you
6/5/2015 02:06:44 am
Truly amazing im from Australia in the south east of south Australia in a town called Penola
6/5/2015 10:32:00 am
A friend liked this on fb and she's in southern USA. Beautiful pics and I was very proud to see you are a fellow Vancouverite :)
6/10/2015 06:19:31 am
Wooow!! These pictures are stunning!
6/12/2015 10:36:41 am
I am in Hobart, Tasmania, I was on Facebook. and followed a link from Mamamia, which is an ezine. Love the photos.
6/17/2015 03:42:18 am
Greetings from the Netherlands! Thank you for the most amazing photos I have ever seen!
8/30/2015 02:13:59 pm
Found you via a friend and Doula. I'm a Doula from Puerto Rico. Thank you for capturing the beauty of birth and including cesarian births, it's so important to show they too can be beautiful births bathed in love. 💖
1/1/2016 05:23:00 am
Wow..beauty of childbirth..found it on Woman.ng
3/30/2016 08:38:20 am
I regularly check in on your site as I love your photos, got here through the link on your post about doulas
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