Beautiful Dutch Home Birth

My husband and I welcomed him into this world. It was the most beautiful birth I could have even imagined. My oldest son came as soon as he heard his little brother cry and was instantly in love as well. Then the rest of the family came into the room and we all enjoyed these special moments together.

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Monet MoutrieComment
Details - PART 1: A Collection from the 2019 Photo Contest

We are present to capture the big moments, this huge transition from womb to earth, the enormity of the experience and the magnanimous energy as our clients work through labor and birth. But it is equally important to seek out the little details, as it is the details in life that create the bigger picture. These details are often missed by the birthing family and can be an integral part of the healing process after birth.

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Lindsey BartellComment
When You Photograph A Friend’s Birth

I have known Taylor since college when we studied to get our degrees in photography. So when she asked me to photograph her birth I was super honored because she could see my talent and had faith that I could capture every moment of her birth. I also had the honor to photograph her engagement. This birth was her first, and a boy. When she told me his due date I was a little worried because it was right in the middle of my busy season for weddings and family photoshoots in October. However Curtis did not want to arrive on his due date. He wanted to decide his due date. I remember getting the call around 4am and of course I made my way to the birth center as diligently as possible. It would be at least another 12 hours until Curtis would make his arrival. 

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Monet MoutrieComment
***TRIGGER WARNING*** An Ectopic Journey

***** TRIGGER WARNING ******

“I need you to get me off of this mountain now” I remember telling my husband, as he carefully maneuvered the tight wintery switchbacks. He was calm, reassuring me that he was doing his best, but I could see the worry in his eyes. It was Christmas Eve and we didn’t know it at the time, but my fallopian tube was rupturing. We knew it was a possibility since I had been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy 15 days beforehand, but the methotrexate was finally working and we really believed that we were in the clear. 

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Monet MoutrieComment
An Adoption Story, Atlanta, GA

In the middle of a rainy night I was called to drive to Atlanta to document an adoption birth. It was the birthmother who wanted photos that she could gift to the adoptive mother. The room was dark, quiet and the energy and gratitude was so present that it felt like we were moving and talking slower than usual. 

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Monet MoutrieComment