How do I begin to describe these amazing birth sessions. These moments catch me ‘off guard’ every time because each experience is so different yet the miracle of birth remains a gift. Being invited into ones birth session is such an honour to me as this is possibly the most intimate experience in a womans life and the point at which she is most vulnerable. I love to photograph these birth sessions and pass on the memories to the families as so often emotions are captured which the parents aren’t even aware of at that moment.
Georgina contacted me and asked me to photograph the birth of her baby girl which was to take place at Genesis Clinic, Saxonwold. We arrived that evening with the hope that Georgina would have a natural birth in all the comforts that Genesis Clinic provides. We enjoyed laughs that night while waiting on Bonolo to arrive and there were tears. It eventually turned out that Georgina would not get her wish of a natural birth but would have to have her second ceasarean. So we rushed into theater the next morning and got to watch the miracle of birth as Bonolo was born by c-section at 05:59. Watching as the gynae brings a baby into this world is fascinating while watching as a mother and father meet their baby has overwhelming emotions. It’s the moment their heart grows bigger than they could ever have imagined.