Birth Photography {Newborn: Oliver}

Birth Session

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

Birth is so sacred....I'm always saying how honored I feel to be present at any session I shoot or how wonderful the connection is. That any family trusts me with their memories always gets me excited...but birth is just something else entirely. I love the rush and the excitement. I love cheering another woman on and witnessing her strength and power. It's incredible. 
It has been especially healing for me after my first. My husband and I struggled to get pregnant and then my son was born via c-section. Yes, I am happy he is here safe and yes, I trust my doctors made the right decision, but I had a different birth plan and I struggled with a sense of loss. 
With my second, I was in the room when she was born. I stood on the other side of the bed, and I caught my daughter as she took her first breath. It still gives me chills when I think about that incredible day! My third, I had an unmedicated VBAC. Through my own journey I grew to love the entire process of bringing humans into this world. I had experienced it myself from every angle. Every birth I attend, I continue to draw strength from. To heal and to see the love and beauty in this world. Oliver is no exception. There was such a calm in the room. His mama gathered all her strength and when the moment came, he was on her chest and I think even she was in awe of what she had just done. I quietly walked around the room as dad watched adoringly. He stroked his wife's hair, and then asked if he was allowed to go over to the bed they had placed his son in. He walked over, brisk, almost cautious or curious (or both) and just watched his son, who watched him back. 
Welcome to the world, precious Oliver. You are truly a gift. 
A huge thank you to the Becerra family for allowing me to capture these moments. 

“There is power that comes to women when they give birth.  They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them.  Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”

Sheryl Feldman

Ashley Newman Photography is an on-location portrait artist who primarily serves the Tuscaloosa Alabama region.

She captures weddings, newborns, maternity, babies and family milestones. 

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