“I could not get my fill of looking. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are not words strong enough to name that moment.” – Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
This quote is so true and so powerful. When a woman waits months, years and sometimes decades to see their newborn you can’t help but try to take in everything about that tiny being.
“I waited so long for him.” said Julian’s mother, Patricia of Patricia Rossi Photography, during her first fill moments.
Giving birth is a very, raw, emotional and amazing time. Many moms would describe it as a time warp. As much as a family is fully present the details are sometimes long forgotten. Birth photography helps you see what was happening around you while you were focused on the task at hand.
Patricia had a wonderful labor experience but I know years from now small details, which room number, the weather that day, her husband getting a cat-nap may long be forgotten, but the videos and the pictures won’t.