Over the years we have heard of incredible birth stories and seen amazing birth photos that went viral across the internet because of how incredibly amazing they were, but none has come close to this particular birth photographs as they were shot by the mother delivering the baby!
Instead of hiring someone to be in the delivery room during one of her most precious life moments, 24 year old Lauren Chenault, decided that she was going to be the one documenting every moment of her delivery. Chenault gave birth to her second child, Kai Arthur, on the 31st of January and was able to capture stunning images of during and after her labor. The now mom of two is a photographer operating under the name ‘You’re My Focus Photography’ based in New York.
Speaking to Today, Chenault revealed that she had planned to photograph the birth of her first child one year old Kailah as well, but she had not realized at the time that she would need to hold back her own legs during labor. However, for the birth of her little boy, she was prepared, enlisting friends to hold her legs back so she could balance her camera on her chest to take the pictures from her own point of view.
Most women who have experienced childbirth would probably wonder how Chenault managed to keep it together enough to focus and capture such gorgeous pictures.
According to Chenault, it wasn’t easy, but it was well worth it to show the strength of women. “I wanted to photograph my own birth to show how powerful women are,” Chenault told PopSugar.
“I’m able to grow a human inside me and push it out, so I wanted to document it. It was amazing capturing them; I wasn’t even looking at what I was doing with the camera, I just kept snapping hoping that I got it.”