So, we like to make friends with our couples, this is pretty much standard. Cheri and Ryan have taken things to the next level for us. They invited me to photograph the birth of their baby daughter Penny-Marie at the incredible Whiston Hospital in Merseyside. I joined them just after Cheri had had an epidural administered at around 10pm. Progression was amazing and after almost 12 hours with these guys and zero sleep (hello adrenaline and nosiness) I witnessed their incredible baby girl being born (and photographed it, obviously). I won’t go into too much detail because the specifics are theirs to share. But they’ve wonderfully allowed me to share their images from the labour and delivery.

I can’t even begin to describe what this experience was for me, how strong Cheri was and how they handled such an incredible moment with brilliant humour and intense love.

UNREAL! So I’m officially a Liverpool Birth Photographer now and I can’t wait for the next delivery!

 

delivery suite

baby slippers

dummy / pacifier

father to be

birthing partners and baby

gas and air

woman in labour at hospital

woman in labour at hospital

hospital drip during labour

woman labouring in hospital

father to be laughing

pregnant lady assisted

baby monitors

father touching baby bump

midwife and mother

babies details

baby name tag

mum in labour

mother and father during labour

mum on gas and air

mummy to be

pain relief

babies statistics

mum gas and air

mum in labour

10cm dilated

mum pushing baby

mum and dad during labour

fully dilated delivery

parents to be

holding hands

mum pushing

dad watching baby born

mum pushing out baby

mum having respite

mum being cooled down

strong contractions

assisted delivery

childbirth

child born

newborn baby

baby handed to mum

happy family

cutting the cord

dad kissing mum

baby being checked

dad cutting cord

mum taking nap

skin to skin contact

proud husband

emotional mother

guess the weight

midwife holding baby

baby weight

dad weighing baby

skin to skin