Remember this maternity session? Well she had her baby a few weeks later, I was also their doula, and it was such a beautiful hospital birth. Sometimes plans have to change quickly, and it’s so important to have an idea of what you want your birth to look like, but still be informed and educated about all of your options and any choices that may be presented to you during your birth at any moment. This family had a wonderful backup plan and brought the most incredible homey atmosphere to the hospital with them, including a salt lamp, fairy lights and some awesome music.
They so graciously allowed me to share some of the photos from their birth below.
A few days later, at their postpartum doula visit, we did a postpartum healing bath as well. An herbal bath is a wonderful way to help with healing, is safe for baby and is very relaxing with aromatherapy. This was also this baby girl’s first bath, which is always such a special time to be able to capture!
Alyssa Kellert is newborn, birth, documentary family photographer + film maker as well as a birth doula, and is located in Greater Vancouver, BC Canada. Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her most recent work at facebook.com/alyssakellert, or follow her on Instagram @alyssakellertphoto. You are welcome to email at email@example.com or use the contact page on this site for more information!