So you know that word that means everyone has seen something online.... VIRAL? Well... that happened to one of my birth images this week. The Huffington Post parent geared site, HuffPost Parents wrote a beautiful article featuring 43 images from members of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers for Mother's Day. One of my favorite birth images with a quote from my experience was featured as part of the collection.
I saw HuffPost's article as I was leaving a birth where I had helped a first time mom and dad welcome their baby boy earthside, so I was already on a high from that. At that point, I had no idea how far this post would go. These images have now been featured on over 158 websites world wide, according to Google reverse image search. It's more far reaching than I can even fathom, with articles written in countless different languages including this amazing collection of images.
I'm not sure if I will ever be able to wrap my head around this, but all I can say is thank you. I am full of gratitude to the power of birth. To the power of photographs to move people and make them feel something. To my clients who invite me into their most intimate of moments, and trust me to capture their beautiful lives. To my family and friends for always supporting and encouraging me. Especially to my husband for letting me vent and cry (as artists often do) and share my ideas with him without judgement, and for being my biggest cheerleader.