I met Skye for her birth photography consultation 6 months before her due date. We chatted about her birth wishes, and talked about her previous hospital birth with first daughter Stella.
Skye’s birth journey resonated with me so much so that I was fighting back tears. She felt like many mothers do when their hopes and dreams of a natural water birth are spoiled by medical staff who either don’t take the time to listen, or respect a mother’s birth plan.
This time was going to be different for Skye. She had decided to put together a medical team she trusted, and birth her next baby at home, naturally. I felt so honoured that she asked me to be a part of her story – documenting all the tiny, intimate details of the birth she had always hoped for.
On 12 January 2017, Stevie Jade arrived earth side, peacefully delivered into the calm waters her mother had prepared. I remember blinking back tears as I captured that sweet baby girls every new breath – watching her mum and dad exhausted (yet proud) of doing it their way.
Thank you to Midwife Daniel Evans of Best Life Birth, I always love watching you work your magic!
Congratulations Skye, you’re a force to be reckoned with. Thank you for allowing me to share your courageous birth story so that others may be inspired by your strength and determination.