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Breathtaking Photography offers on-location, natural light photography in Alton, Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis Metro area. Offering birth photography and portraiture.

Photography that will literally take your breath away.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A BUSY Day Here at First Breath!

I got called to a birth this morning at 7am. Second time Mom, wonderful labor, and after a very smooth delivery she and her husband welcomed a chubby 9.5 pounder into the world.

Shortly thereafter another one of my clients arrived in heavy labor at the birth center! You could have knocked me over with a feather! But if you're going to have two clients due 2 weeks apart in labor at the same time having them choose the same birth center is ideal! ;-)

Here's some of the action from Meredith:

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Once Babe was born, Meredith only had eyes for her husband and this photographer who rarely sheds a tear at births was wiping them away....
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And his reaction to her...
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Baby Girl's "First Breath"
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And a few more for her friends and family...

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Thank you for allowing me to share in this moment!

And on to Paula! What an amazing and awe inspiring birth this was. Her poise and grace under intense, fast progressing first time labor blew us all away. She didn't feel like she was coping well but I promise you she was a goddess. Smiling even in the throws of pushing! Amazing.

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I hope everyone is settling in to their new families tonight.

I love my job. It seriously rocks.


MamaMia said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Alison said...

Gorgeous! I'm wiping back tears just looking at them, I can't imagine being there!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I delivered both my kids in that same clawfoot tub. I love Allen Birthing Center!- Giovanna

emaroo said...

That last photo is truly breath taking! See, now I have high hopes for my birth! haha! Emily

The Braaten Family said...

Chantel, All of my friends and family cannot compliment your talent enough. They are truly blown away by your photos, most of them sharing how they were in tears at first glance. I of course love them too and can't wait to see them all. Thank you again for capturing this most special experience.

Chelle said...

Chantel, your eye for photography is AMAZING! You've definitely got the talent!! The photos are breath taking!! Great job!