In recent times, I’ve seen many birth images floating around my social media feed that include the placenta. I think it’s wonderful that it is being recognised for the amazing organ it is – one that sustains LIFE!
As much as I admire the photos of fresh squishy babies with their placentas, cord placed beautifully between them, I’ve always personally felt that those images are not my style, they are more “staged” than what I usually photograph at births.
When I saw this moment unfold naturally in front of my camera, with no direction or posing, it took my breath away. And so, I wanted to share.
Mama, baby, placenta ~ soon after arriving earthside.