Every time I photograph a birth (especially a birth as intense & beautiful as their baby’s birth) I have a renewed sense of amazement of how phenomenal and miraculous childbirth really is. People often ask me why I photograph births…and how I can stand to be in the room when something (in some people’s eyes) not so pretty is going on. My response always includes an explanation of how I feel that childbirth is one of the most natural, beautiful things one can ever experience. I personally think it’s a beautiful thing, and that a mother’s beauty is unmatched when she is bringing a new life into the world – with strength, passion, love….The moments in time you are able to freeze frame and isolate are those you never want to forget – and I want my families to have these to look back on forever. You can explain what it’s like to become a parent for the first time, or explain what it was like the first time you laid eyes on your child…but sometimes, words aren’t enough. When my son was born, I found it to be very difficult to explain all that I felt when I first saw him – and I think it’s the same for many other parents.
Here’s a perfect example (press play below to view Breyker’s Birth Day)…UPDATE 4/2014: You can view the birth of their second son HERE.

  • donni long that was beautiful, as well as the music.(07.16.2010 07:00pm)
  • Tallie This brought tears to my eyes!!! Especially because I was there almost exactly 2 years ago. Wow. What a blessing :) You're a beautiful family!!! Love You, Tallie(07.17.2010 02:54am)
  • christy funk This is one of the most beautiful video/pictorials I have seen on home birth, and I have seen A LOT! It makes me want to have another one born at home, just to hire you. Stunning! Christy(07.17.2010 09:32am)
  • Doris Kitchin I just watched the photo shoot 3 times in a row--I just could not get enough. You captured the most wonderful moments of a mother/father/baby/grandmother that perhaps I have ever seen. Just wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing this very touching time. Lori, Congratulation to you on becoming a Grandmother.(07.17.2010 03:06pm)
  • Vicky Lee Oh how great---- the story of Mommy and Daddy and how baby came. So sweet.(07.17.2010 06:28pm)
  • Kris Bagiu Congratulations Lindsey and Troy! You are all beautiful!!(07.17.2010 07:59pm)
  • Christy That was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.(07.17.2010 08:16pm)
  • Heather Your work is stunning, what a wonderful way for the family to be able to look back on such a beautiful moment. Thank you for sharing.(07.17.2010 09:12pm)
  • Marcy Tracy What a beautiful collage, capturing the true joy throughout. Where do you hail from? I would love to offer this option to my clients!(07.18.2010 07:39am)
  • Julie Thank you! I'm based in Los Angeles, but can recommend some Birth Photographers in your state :)(07.18.2010 07:54am)
  • Eugenie I had tears in my eyes. THAT FATHER!!! How absolutely awesome!! All of you! Thanks for sharing!!(07.18.2010 03:43pm)
  • Christee That slideshow was absolutely amazing! I'm having a home birth in November, and I'm also a photographer, and you truly captured such special pictures for that family! My face is soaked with tears:)(07.18.2010 04:40pm)
  • Bettie Very beautiful!(07.18.2010 04:45pm)
  • Jennifer wow. so beautiful. thank you so much for sharing. :`)(07.18.2010 06:31pm)
  • Genie Wow! Amazing! So beautiful that this made me shiver... Thanks for these sweet pictures!(07.18.2010 06:58pm)
  • Bonnie I am in awe and totally inspired right now. Birth photography is my passion as well. I'm just beginning in this journey and I am so thankful to see such a beautiful example. This brought tears to my eyes. such a beautiful, amazing birth. you captured it perfectly.(07.18.2010 08:46pm)
  • Katrina I live in south Orange County. If I hired you to photograph my next homebirth...do you think you could make me look as beautiful as this mother? Seriously, though...she looks so pretty through the entire birth. Me? During my births? Um, not so much! Love your work. If we are blessed with a 10th pregnancy, I'll be calling you :)(07.18.2010 10:46pm)
  • Vanessa OMG that was beautiful and moving to watch. It brought me to tears. Just such a lovely thing that that family can cherish for the rest of their lives. Excellent work and what a great career to have :)(07.18.2010 11:58pm)
  • Adrienne Thank you for sharing such an incredibly beautiful slide show. Age & grandmotherhood have not diminished the awe. Congratulations to all.(07.19.2010 03:16am)
  • Jennifer Potter Oh my! What an absolutely beautiful birth! I had a natural home water birth too but didn't have the kind of photos that have been taken here. I'm typing this with tears in my eyes. Well done to the mum, dad, baby and of course the photographer!(07.19.2010 03:29am)
  • Natalie Marshall That was absolutely beautiful...so emotional and such treasured memories for the couple.(07.19.2010 05:01am)
  • Lisa Lee This is absolutely absolutely beautiful. Thank you so very much for sharing and for capturing the magical and blessed moments. My own children are now 23 and 27 and I so wish I am able to share memories of their birth such as these with them but there isn't any except in my own mind. Bless you and the parents and the baby.(07.19.2010 06:15am)
  • Leigh Gorgeous and moving photographs. The love and joy are palpable!(07.19.2010 07:23am)
  • michelle Amazing! But I'm sure you've heard that already:-)(07.19.2010 08:18am)
  • Ann What beautiful and awe-inspiring scenes! The pictures and music perfectly capture the majesty of birth and the peace and relaxed feel of a homebirth. Brings back great memories!(07.19.2010 08:44am)
  • Mande This was very beautiful! I'm so glad they were able to get such a beautiful experience frozen in time and share it with the world. It is so beautiful to see a home birth...(07.19.2010 08:50am)
  • Courtney OMG! That is SO beautiful! I'm having my baby in 3 months and that slide show makes me want to have my birth photographed. This is my first birth, so I wasn't sure I wanted to, but I think I'm going to get someone to take pictures. Thanks SO much for sharing..made me cry !(07.19.2010 09:10am)
  • Rose Flower This was the most beautiful video I have ever seen. It definately made me cry! This is what I want for our next baby when the time comes. Congrats! beautiful!(07.19.2010 09:13am)
  • Brigette Congratulations to Mom and Dad! This was amazing, uplifting, and empowering! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story, and creation of new life! Many Blessings(07.19.2010 10:09am)
  • Katherine H Your work is beautiful!! It's helping me get inspired for my third homebirth here in a few months. Thank you!(07.19.2010 10:35am)
  • Christine Beautiful.(07.19.2010 10:38am)
  • Krista That was, in a word, beautiful.(07.19.2010 10:47am)
  • Alea I just cried and cried and cried(07.19.2010 10:50am)
  • Jennifer I have photos from all three births and love the pix of their father holding them for the first time, or wiping away a tear just after each was born. I'm very grateful to have had photos taken. Memory fades. What a great service you are providing - AND what superb photos. Congrats to this family.(07.19.2010 11:27am)
  • Tara my first born turned 9 years old today. I often tell him he is the reason I am a mommy, he started it all, and that his little sister completed me in the cycle. I was lucky to have a wonderful doula and midwives for both of my natural births. Nothing is more amazing than looking back on the photos (the ones I didn't want, and am so glad I finally agreed to!!) What a beautiful memory for this family! I could feel the love and emotion through my computer. <3(07.19.2010 12:42pm)
  • Tammy Lyn Awww man that was beautiful!! Loved the song, and it totally matches that most beautiful moment in life! =D(07.19.2010 01:31pm)
  • Stephanie Incredible. This was absolutely moving. I couldn't wait for the next picture. I really love how you captured dad's expressions too and how he was so locked in to her in every picture. You do great work. Amazing.(07.19.2010 02:32pm)
  • Joy Stevens I wish you were in Houston! These are sooo amazing.(07.19.2010 02:42pm)
  • Margaret McGory Moffit A year ago, my younger daughter & I photographed my other daughter's delivery. Although at the hospital and "normal" circumstances, I found myself blessed beyond words to be involved. My husband did his job by taking my son in law out for brief breaks. This photo shoot took me right back to May 15th 09. The beautiful, raw emotion is right THERE, and it comes through as REAL. What a delight to cry over!(07.19.2010 05:38pm)
  • Eleanor McClure This was spiritual..very moving experience looking on. Thank you for the beautiful video and for sharing it.(07.19.2010 05:41pm)
  • Leigh-Anne That was absolutely stunning! Your pictures portray birth exactly as it should be...truly beautiful.(07.19.2010 05:52pm)
  • Lisa Locklin What a truly incredible experience. These moments are so beautiful. Congratulations to Lindsey and her family. Breyker is beautiful!(07.19.2010 06:21pm)
  • Brandie Drumm I am giving birth in October. Can you recommend some one who will come by my hospital and take pictures? I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia(07.19.2010 07:01pm)
  • Vanessa Schultz Lindsey, Lorri and Troy, Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family! I remember Lindsey had just gotten MARRIED not long before my last home birth (attended by Lorri)! One of my friends linked me to this and I thought "That looks like Lorri and Lindsey!" What a most special and STUNNING event. Welcome to the world, Breyker! I just wish I would have known about this AMAZING photographer when I was expecting!(07.19.2010 07:31pm)
  • Leann Flesch AWESOME!(07.19.2010 09:16pm)
  • kelley WONDERFUL VIDEO!!! LOVE IT! Stunning... (07.19.2010 10:21pm)
  • Carly Whiskin That was so beautiful :) thank you for sharing! :)(07.19.2010 11:47pm)
  • Vanessa Wouaw! So beautiful birth! It just makes me feel I want some more ;-) Congratulation to the baby and the parents and also to the photographer, marvellous pictures. Thanks for sharing this.(07.20.2010 04:17am)
  • Andrea from Canada Absolutely gorgeous photo shoot. I agree wiht Julie that the birth if a child is simply priceless and one of the best experiences in life! Congrats to the new family. Enjoy every moment it passses by so quickly.(07.20.2010 06:55am)
  • Debby You have so elequently named this When words aren't enough - that says it all!! You are blessed with a talent beyond words. God bless you.(07.20.2010 08:18am)
  • Christine Absolutly beautiful. The music brought the kids up our 7 year old said "the music is perfect". I love the pictures of the dad the most I think he was wonderful to watch thru the photos. Welcome to the world and a whole new life for all of you.(07.20.2010 08:31am)
  • E I loved this. You are very talented. Congrats to the family. I'm in the Phoenix, AZ area - do you know of any photographers out here that you can refer me to? Thanks so much. :)(07.20.2010 10:41am)
  • Apryl Beautiful!(07.20.2010 01:29pm)
  • Megan Williams Wow! Lindsey and Troy are the most amazing parents I have ever met in my life and you made their spacial day look amazing for all of their friends and family to see.(07.20.2010 02:43pm)
  • Kim What a beautiful photo slide!! Today is the one year anniversary of my 2nd homebirth! And in about 12 days I will have my 3rd homebirth! Congratulations on your babys birth!(07.20.2010 06:29pm)
  • brigitte Absolument génial... félicitations a cette équipe là et surtout à la mamans...un beua video :0(07.20.2010 07:11pm)
  • leah celentano That was absolutely breath-taking. i balled my eyes out.(07.20.2010 07:30pm)
  • Julie Vivalda Wow. I am so moved, speechless. Lindsey, I am so happy for you and proud of you. What a beautiful family. Love, Julie(07.20.2010 08:20pm)
  • holly this is absolutely incredible... so special to see the gift of life and the love between a husband and wife i am in awe of this xo(07.21.2010 03:42am)
  • Robert I am a great grandfather three times over, I have four children, and a five time grandfather, the miracle of childbirth always brings tears to my eyes. What spiritual, soul filled time. And that father was incredible. Love incarnate. What fortunate children.(07.21.2010 12:02pm)
  • Elise Excuse my english but i'm french and i don't speak english ;o) But i can't passed here without write a message...I just want say: WAOUH. This moment is so beautiful and your pictures are so fantastic! Congratulations!!!! And welcome beautiful baby!(07.21.2010 02:49pm)
  • Anya This is amazing, something I would show my children. Well done.(07.21.2010 04:58pm)
  • fanny ouaaaaa je suis en france, c'est magnifique, continuez votre job, il est extra vraiment !(07.22.2010 05:17am)
  • dianne So amazing very beautiful childbirth, this is the love! very very special(07.22.2010 12:25pm)
  • Peggy Wehrle Truly an inspirational birth video. Congrats to the new parents and also to Grandma Lori. How lucky she is to have shared this experience with her new Grandchild...(07.22.2010 01:15pm)
  • Lyndie Just beautiful - I was in tears (happy ones!). It is just so amazing what a woman's body can do. Just beautiful - makes me want to keep having babies!(07.22.2010 04:12pm)
  • Kelli This is the most moving thing Ive ever seen.. After having 3 beautiful children and expecting number 4, you have given me ideas of how to capture this last special delivery of ours.(07.23.2010 12:10am)
  • Andy in Indy How fortunate you all are to have been blessed with such a beautiful birthing! And your hands and heart captured the moments for all to share. Congratulations to the newbie and family!(07.23.2010 04:52am)
  • Ashley Henry Can you recommend a birth photographer in the denver colorado area??(07.23.2010 08:44am)
  • Ashlynn This footage was so beautiful, I couldnt help but get emotional. You portrayed such a beautiful birth. We are so happy for your family.(07.23.2010 10:24am)
  • Gail Consoli CNm Oh my the beauty of birth. I am privileged to catch babies in a hosp. setting and although every birth is amazing the beauty of no technology is not the norm. This birth video takes my breathe away. Thank you so much for sharing. The more women are able to witness what is possible, the more they will demand this. Gail Consoli CNM MSN(07.23.2010 03:17pm)
  • Sarah B. That was incredible, amazing, real!!! Beautiful!(07.23.2010 06:24pm)
  • Shelli I cried. A lot. Beautiful birth, beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for teaching me a few new things.(07.24.2010 10:11am)
  • Amy Loved it, so beautiful and real! Thanks to you and the parents for sharing with all of us!(07.24.2010 11:01am)
  • Jodi So beautiful, tears were flowing :)(07.25.2010 12:42am)
  • Bonny Harris These are gorgeous. What a special time.(07.26.2010 04:31pm)
  • Melissa This is just beautiful, this is what birth is all about and you have captured it all, the music just sets your photos off. Congratulations to the new parents...(07.27.2010 12:10am)
  • Jewel I love it!!! I can tell I'm a big fan of yours just after this one shoot. Gave birth at home 2 months ago, and this is exactly how I felt.(07.27.2010 12:38pm)
  • Krista Sparkman That was absolutely the most beautiful video I have ever seen!!! Your photography is gorgeous, I dream to be that good one day!!!(07.27.2010 12:48pm)
  • Christina Rossetti T This is amazing. I am sitting, marveled at the beauty in these moment captured, while in a coffee house. Not to mention, I am crying while the people around me wonder who the crazy crying woman is sitting amongst them. BEAUTIFUL!(07.28.2010 09:40am)
  • Ashley This was spectacular! What an awesome idea. Very unique; made me cry!(07.29.2010 12:56pm)
  • Michele This was absolutely beautiful!!!!(07.29.2010 08:42pm)
  • anna Wow!! After having 5 babies I wish I'd had photos taken like that at at lest one of the births!! What a beautiful way to tell the story of birthing the miracle of life!! LOVE!!!(07.29.2010 09:15pm)
  • Krista GORGEOUS!!(07.30.2010 10:54am)
  • brightwater nz That was amazing, what beautiful pictures and memories. You and your family look absolutely gorgeous(07.30.2010 08:49pm)
  • Dana This captured the beauty that is home birth. Awesome to see dad so supportive and Mama did a great job. Absolutely amazing photography. Wish I had captured my homebirth this way!(08.03.2010 11:24am)
  • Angela Boone Absolutely breathtaking. Such beautiful work!(08.03.2010 09:09pm)
  • yvonne from holland OMG! Wow!! So precious to have!!(08.04.2010 11:14am)
  • paulina Absolutely amazing. Beautiful family, incredible photos. Couldn't capture the miracle of life in a better way.(08.04.2010 04:57pm)
  • Deborah Marstaller wow :)(08.06.2010 05:38am)
  • Shayna Nicholson Tears...this was beautiful, thank you for sharing(08.06.2010 12:38pm)
  • SSS This was beautiful! I'm speechless!!!!(08.06.2010 04:16pm)
  • Jenny Brought me to tears! Beautiful pictoral birth story. Makes me want to do it again and again! Thank you for sharing.(08.07.2010 09:18am)
  • laura cummings I thought it was the most romantic thing I have ever seen! I have had 8 home births and this makes me want to do it again as well!!!(08.09.2010 09:09pm)
  • Kim Tauroa-Bowman That was so beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes.What a beauitful and perfect family the music was so awesome as well(08.12.2010 02:16pm)
  • Melanie that was amazing! beautiful work, beautiful family!(08.22.2010 02:11pm)
  • Toni Hill beautiful.(08.26.2010 08:14am)
  • sandra babb my daughter is due any day know, She is also having a water birth at home and honestly i was worried about it but after watching your home birth which to say the least had me in tears from how moved i was and how beautifully it was all captured. i completely stand behind her 100%.. just amazing thank you for sharing this special moment. congratulations .(08.27.2010 07:42pm)
  • sabrina that was absolutely amazing! i also have tears!(09.17.2010 04:43pm)
  • Jenn this was such a BEAUTIFUL video. you could feel the emotion. it brought tears to my eyes...beautiful work!!(09.28.2010 08:18am)
  • amy Praise God! such beauty. I had my girl the same way a month earlier. Congrats to you and your family. Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing, you are making a difference with this post.(09.29.2010 12:20pm)
  • Sarah This is, simply put, beautiful. I witness birth every week in my job, and rarely am I moved to tears. This made me cry.(09.30.2010 09:19am)
  • AML Really, very amazing shots.(10.02.2010 12:39am)
  • Terry Negron The most beautiful moment in a womans life. This video captures it :) great job and thank you for sharing it because it reminds me of why I am in school for Midwifery.(10.02.2010 07:38pm)
  • Jaimie I'm bawling. This was absolutely stunning. You've given such a gift to this family--I only wish I could have had such beautiful documentation of my daughters' births.(10.03.2010 06:29pm)
  • Elizabeth I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and congrats to you both! My babe was born a few days later, on 7/11/10, a triumphant HBA2C. Though I have some fabulous shots of after the birth, I really wish I had more of my labor. This was an amazing capture of some very beautiful moments.(10.05.2010 08:04pm)
  • chantal Je suis une jeune grand-maman... j'ai les larmes aux yeux à chaque fois. c'est tellement magnifique. Ce vidéo m'a tellement touché, je l'ai regardé à maintes reprises, je ne m'en lasse pas. J'aurais tellement aimé accouché à la maison. Ce n'était pas possible dû à une première césarienne. Ma fille a accouché avec une sage-femme, peut-être le prochain à la maison... J'aimerais lui offrir ce genre de vidéo. Montréal, Québec(10.15.2010 08:35am)
  • cate wow.... that is beautiful...thank you for sharing...love the idea :)(11.04.2010 12:33am)
  • Kasia Dobosz 2xfoto.pl That was so amazing... love love love!!!!(01.24.2011 01:56pm)
  • Suz Hello !!! Congratulations and thank you for sharing. All of this has been said and sommented on, I had my fair share of crying ...:) and I think it needs to be mentioned what a wonderful photographer you are to capture these special moments with the eye of an artist.(02.28.2011 09:41am)
  • Courtney OK, that made me cry... Thank you for sharing something so intimate :)(03.10.2011 09:15am)
  • M Beautiful :) :) :) :)(03.27.2011 03:49am)
  • Torill Beautiful:)(03.31.2011 05:30am)
  • MumOv3 That was so utterly stunning and beautiful.(04.24.2011 12:20am)
  • Rebekah Beautiful...(04.26.2011 03:43pm)
  • Laura Absolutely beautiful :)(07.18.2011 08:14am)
  • Kara Wow! This is stunning!(07.23.2011 08:54pm)
  • Rebecca Beautiful !(07.26.2011 08:58am)
  • pxie beautiful. brought tears to my eyes..(09.22.2011 05:57am)
  • Tracy I would never in a million years consider home birth but that was absolutly beautiful! Very tasteful and just AWESOME!(04.01.2012 06:25pm)
  • Lindy Very, very beautiful(05.04.2012 04:17am)
  • Tracey The photo where Dad is crying made me cry. They're all wonderful. Well done. So well done. And thank you for sharing these magnificent images (and to the parents!) Makes me wish I was having more and could get it in pictures!(06.14.2012 11:53am)
  • Chris I am a student midwife and have not yet had the opportunity to witness a home birth like yours. It looked so tranquil, as birth should be. Well done to you, your partner and off course the photographer for making such a stunning video.(06.29.2012 12:20pm)
  • Laura I love this! Makes me want to do it again for the 9th time! So romantic and beautiful! I have watched this atleast a dozen times! Thank you for the inspirational and profound images of the true meaning of marriage!(09.07.2012 05:33pm)
  • Sarah Utterly amazing, what a beautiful birth! Wishing you the best, to you both and to your new bundle of joy. Congrats x(12.02.2012 02:08pm)
  • Suzy Spears This slide show gave me greater courage the week before I gave birth to my son. I watched it every day, sometimes several times a day. Thank you for sharing! I've linked it onto my blog today to hopefully reach a few more people who might benefit from the encouragement or at least marvel at the beauty! http://www.iwantasquarepiece.com/2013/02/encouragement-from-a-step-ahead/(02.09.2013 08:37am)
  • Elizabeth This is one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen. It brought tears to my eyes. I wish you lived in my area, I would love to have something like this when I have children. :)(05.09.2013 10:12am)

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