Swift and Powerful Indiana Hospital Birth by Thistle and Lace Photography

I can't say enough good things about Adina Brown-Selner of Thistle and Lace Photography. She is immensely talented, and her work is incredibly evocative. She recently started shooting births...and I've been blown away by each image she shared. We're thrilled to be sharing this gorgeous birth story with you all today. Please find more of Adina's work below!

Business Website: www.thistleandlacephotography.com

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Instagram Handle: @thistleandlacephotography

Brief Description of Birth: Revy Elly Faye

your birth was swift and powerful
your mother was strong and wise
she was so in tune with her body
in tune with you
your father watched intently
waiting to finally catch a glimpse

your face was everything anyone could have hoped
round and full
sweet as a peach

you were here you were safe
mom was safe
everyone sighed in relief

your sister laid her eyes upon you
and it was if the sun was shining through her face

Your birth was everything your mother had dreamed
She knew how you were to be born
her body knew
and so did her heart

You are so so loved

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If you'd like to learn more about birth photography or simplify your birth photography workflow, we'd invite you to explore the following Birth Becomes Her tools: 

Birth Photography Toolkit: You can learn as you go by trial and error over many months and years, or you can take the shortcut of the comprehensive Birth Becomes Her Photography Toolkit. Monet and Jenn sat down and compiled this guide based on their experiences at over 100 births in all types of settings. Topics covered include Birth 101, Birth Etiquette, On Call Life, Camera Settings, Social Media and What to Pack in your Birth Bag. This resource is the only one of its kind in Birth Photography education.

Lightroom Presets : Birth often takes place in non ideal lighting conditions. These presets were developed by Monet and Jenn to use in their own editing workflow to solve the lighting challenges they commonly faced. When applied upon import into LR these presets can save you hours of editing time and give you the results you want from your photos.