The Birth Of Marley | Oklahoma City birth photographer
Birth photography has quickly become my newest passion so I can't even tell you how thrilled I was early in the morning of New Year's Eve to get a call from Ciarra. It was the due date of little miss Marley and guess what? She was headed our way! Trying to remain calm, I double checked my gear bag, helped my kids get ready for the day, had some coffee, and waited for the text. About two hours later, it came "we are headed the hospital!" I arrived in the parking lot of OU Children's Hospital at 10:47am, I know that because I took a photo of the clock in my car. It was also only 18 degrees F outside that morning, in case you were wondering :). What I found once I walked through those doors was nothing short or remarkable.
There were times throughout Ciarra's labor when it took every ounce of my restraint not to jump in and rub her back, be an encouraging voice, let her know I believed in her, but she didn't need me for that. She was surrounded by an incredible support team who empowered her to overcome the pain and find the strength to carry out the plan for the natural birth that she had been dreaming of. I am so incredibly honored to have been invited to witness her courage and the monumental moment when a new life came Earth side changing this family and our world forever.
Have a look at little miss Marley's incredible birth story. It's one full of strength, family, and a whole lot of love.
***Viewer discretion is advised. This video slideshow has been edited for modesty and contains very little nudity. However, it does contain images of labor, so if you are sensitive to seeing others experiencing pain, this may not be something you should watch.***
If you have questions about birth photography or are interested in choosing me to be your Oklahoma City, Moore, or Norman birth photographer, please get in touch. Currently I am offering portfolio building discounts on both birth photography and in-hospital newborn sessions, and am able to set up gift registries for expectant parents who would like to give loved ones the opportunity to contribute to the invaluable gift of memories documented.