Happy International Day of the Midwife

As birth photographers, we get to witness our clients do something incredible. To capture a person giving birth is to capture the pinnacle of human strength, perseverance, and beauty. But we also watch something else incredible - we watch and capture the love and support of midwives. These providers are fearless. They balance life and death in their strong but gentle hands. They offer words of encouragement, and then sometimes, when it's necessary, they provide strong direction. Informed consent is one of the founding principals of their practice, and you can see it in the way they talk to women and their families...inviting them to the informed guides of their own birth experiences. These midwives sit with women on their hardest days, on their best days. They don't flinch in the dark moments. Rather, they're the faces we look to when we feel like the world is closing in. Midwives, you are our heroes. We're honored to capture you doing one of the hardest and best jobs in the world. 

Photographer Michelle Lynn says; "What started out as a working relationship has bloomed to a friendship and I learn so much from her at each birth! Shes just amazing! But we have some fantastic homebirth midwives here and I love them all!"    Ohana Home Birth is this beautiful midwife's website. 

Photographer Michelle Lynn says; "What started out as a working relationship has bloomed to a friendship and I learn so much from her at each birth! Shes just amazing! But we have some fantastic homebirth midwives here and I love them all!"  
 Ohana Home Birth is this beautiful midwife's website. 


I love the smile on this beautiful midwife's face.  Such joy!  Photo by Mamarazzi Photography. 

I love the smile on this beautiful midwife's face.  Such joy!  Photo by Mamarazzi Photography. 


Katie Murray, Photographer says, "This is Cindi. She opened up the first free standing birth center in the Florida panhandle. She is an AMAZING midwife, who goes above and beyond for her mamas. She is so intuitive and knows exactly what each woman needs, and gives her heart and soul into what she does. I've had the pleasure to have her with me through three pregnancies, a loss and two home births. She is family to me, and has created a sisterhood through her practice that has bonded each and every one of her clients. I love my midwife!" 

Katie Murray, Photographer says, "This is Cindi. She opened up the first free standing birth center in the Florida panhandle. She is an AMAZING midwife, who goes above and beyond for her mamas. She is so intuitive and knows exactly what each woman needs, and gives her heart and soul into what she does. I've had the pleasure to have her with me through three pregnancies, a loss and two home births. She is family to me, and has created a sisterhood through her practice that has bonded each and every one of her clients. I love my midwife!" 


Photo and words by Ashley Marston Photography; I have been working with Selina for 4 years. It's not only her skillfulness that I admire but her infectious personality. Her beaming smile when she comes in the room makes everyone feel at ease and fall in love with her instantly. The connection she makes with her families is life long and those families are so lucky to have her.

Photo and words by Ashley Marston Photography; I have been working with Selina for 4 years. It's not only her skillfulness that I admire but her infectious personality. Her beaming smile when she comes in the room makes everyone feel at ease and fall in love with her instantly. The connection she makes with her families is life long and those families are so lucky to have her.


Baby born in moms tub. Getting cuddles in while mom gets into bed.  Sweet capture by Thistle and Lace Photography

Baby born in moms tub. Getting cuddles in while mom gets into bed.  Sweet capture by Thistle and Lace Photography


 Jennifer Mason Photography says; We have so many wonderful midwives in the Denver metro area - from hospital midwives, to birth centers, and our amazing homebirth midwives - they are the best around.  I couldn't pick just one, so I chose MY own midwife.  Stacie helped me to achieve a VBAC, she's kind, gracious and caring and I'm so happy she was part of my birth team.  Photo taken at our 6-week visit.  We were so sad to say goodbye to her. 

 Jennifer Mason Photography says; We have so many wonderful midwives in the Denver metro area - from hospital midwives, to birth centers, and our amazing homebirth midwives - they are the best around.  I couldn't pick just one, so I chose MY own midwife.  Stacie helped me to achieve a VBAC, she's kind, gracious and caring and I'm so happy she was part of my birth team.  Photo taken at our 6-week visit.  We were so sad to say goodbye to her. 


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She danced after the birth to celebrate! And sang during newborn check. Mountain Mama YYC


This midwife at Baby + Co in Denver, CO knew exactly what her client needed: a gentle touch and words of encouragement. Image by www.monetnicole.com

This midwife at Baby + Co in Denver, CO knew exactly what her client needed: a gentle touch and words of encouragement. Image by www.monetnicole.com


Milk and Hannah Photography.  This is an image of Amy. Everyone loves her, for good reason. She's one of those women who found her calling and it shows from prenatal appointments through postpartum appointments.

Milk and Hannah Photography.  This is an image of Amy. Everyone loves her, for good reason. She's one of those women who found her calling and it shows from prenatal appointments through postpartum appointments.


Photo by Capturing Joy Birth Services.  Both of these midwives are amazing at providing a calm, reassuring presence and holding the space for laboring mamas. It was beautiful to see them work as a team to help this mama welcome her sweet son into the world! 

Photo by Capturing Joy Birth Services.  Both of these midwives are amazing at providing a calm, reassuring presence and holding the space for laboring mamas. It was beautiful to see them work as a team to help this mama welcome her sweet son into the world! 


Sometimes birth doesn't go as planned, but homebirth or transfer this midwife will always be by your side.  Santa Cruz Birth Photography

Sometimes birth doesn't go as planned, but homebirth or transfer this midwife will always be by your side.  Santa Cruz Birth Photography


This amazing midwife Mandesa whispering in the moms ear you can do this, breath your baby down and out at Baby and Company, Cary NC.  Photo by Love at First Sight Photography and Doula Services

This amazing midwife Mandesa whispering in the moms ear you can do this, breath your baby down and out at Baby and Company, Cary NC.  Photo by Love at First Sight Photography and Doula Services


Galyn is one of the most amazing women I've ever met. I have had the pleasure of documenting around 5 births with her and many more on the way. She has his unconditional love for what she does, who she assists and the babies she helps bring into the world and you can see her passion beaming through her as she provides care to these amazing families. Photo by Vanessa Mendez Photography

Galyn is one of the most amazing women I've ever met. I have had the pleasure of documenting around 5 births with her and many more on the way. She has his unconditional love for what she does, who she assists and the babies she helps bring into the world and you can see her passion beaming through her as she provides care to these amazing families. Photo by Vanessa Mendez Photography


Annmarie is amazing at holding space for moms. Her presence easily calms the room and empowers women in their birthing choices. Light the Way Doula Services

Annmarie is amazing at holding space for moms. Her presence easily calms the room and empowers women in their birthing choices. Light the Way Doula Services


This midwife. All the love for her. She is kind, compassionate, brave, an incredible teacher and wonderful friend. She is just so gifted.  Photo by Rebecca Coursey A Wondered Life

This midwife. All the love for her. She is kind, compassionate, brave, an incredible teacher and wonderful friend. She is just so gifted.  Photo by Rebecca Coursey A Wondered Life

As birth photographers, we are grateful to be a part of the birth space on a daily basis and we are so glad to have wonderful providers to work with. 

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