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!

“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.

ALL Photos: Lisa Robinson Photography

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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 a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.