This Photographer Mom Took Her Own Birth Photos While Pushing—Amazing!

What’s more beautiful than a “rainbow baby”—a child born after miscarriage or stillbirth? How about a photographer mom who captures the birth of her rainbow baby on camera…while birthing her. WHAT? If you had to re-read that sentence, you’re in good company: when I heard that California photographer Lisa Robinson-Ward had taken her OWN birth photos, I couldn’t believe it! But she did—and they’re a stunning visual to a beautiful story.

Robinson-Ward’s pregnancy was a surprise, but a welcome one. She and her husband are parents to a nine-year-old and wanted to expand their family, but had given up trying after 2 heartbreaking miscarriages.  When Robinson became pregnant with their daughter Anora, she knew she wanted to document his miracle herself—even while giving birth!

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“I didn’t know if I’d be able to take photos or not,” she told the Huffington Post. “I had my mind set on doing it, but I wasn’t sure I’d actually be able to pull it off.”

Well, she DID pull it off, and the resulting photos are stunning and powerful. Go, mama GO! Check out Robinson-Ward’s very first person photos of her own child birth and her rainbow baby, Anora, now 6 months old.

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Hospital gown selfie, anyone?

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Absolutely love this one of her husband supporting her!

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She DID ask the doctor’s permission! 🙂

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She’s here!

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Oh, my heart. This shot of her husband’s first glimpse of baby Anora is simply stunning!

And finally, she hands the camera to Grandma, who captured this:

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I gotta say…I’m kind of in LOVE with the birth photography by MOM! Robinson-Ward says bringing the camera to her face while she pushed helped her focus…and I say boththe baby and the photos couldn’t be more beautiful! Congratulations to this precious family!

 

 


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter.