Photographing the moments before and of Su-Alét’s birth was one of the highligths of my career as birth photographer for so many reasons. The air sang in anticipation of this little girl’s birth and for a moment it felt like the whole world rejoiced at the sound of her first cry. Make sure you watch their beautiful slide show below – it includes photos and video.
There are just too many incredible, emotional moments to share, but some of my favourites are of emotional, nervous mom-to-be, Carli and of first time dad as he holds his little one. There’s also a moment where Dr. Du Toit looks over to the happy parents just after she’s handed a screaming Su-Alét to them. And of course – the grandparents’ reactions – had me in tears.
This was a ‘gentle c-section’. The screen was dropped so that Carli could pull Su-Alét onto her own chest.
A recommendation from Dr. Marlena Du Toit:
After mom & dad watch their birth story for the first time…
And another incredibly heartwarming message via facebook:
And from Grandfather Joep: