The Birth of Noor | Dubai Birth Photographer

It was UAE Flag weekend, I got a call from Fatima late on November 1 telling me that she has gone into labor. I remember tossing and turning all night thinking of Fatima and praying for things to go well, anxiously waiting for her to let me know active labor has begun. Finally, at 6am, Fatima started showing signs of active labor and I rushed to City Hospital to meet her. 

I don't know what it is about birth, but I find birthing mothers to be incredibly beautiful. Is it the hormones? is it the strength? is it the vulnerability? I'm not quite sure. But I've never seen a laboring mom that did not look beautiful. Maybe it's just me that feels this way, so don't worry if you don't agree :)

Fatima labored beautifully, and she welcomed a little princess, Noor, in all her glory, and true bearer of the meaning of her name (Light.) Noor brought happiness and sunshine into the room the minute we all heard her first cries.

Congratulations Fatima and Abdelaziz <3

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The Birth of Sanad | Dubai Birth Photography

As a mother who went through a c-section myself, when Kseniia contacted me to cover the birth of her second baby, I was over the moon at the fact that she was trying for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Csection) Many people falsely assume that just because you had one csection, it is guaranteed that you will always have to do that, which is not true. 

I watched Kseniia labor so gracefully and when it was time for Sanad to make his entrance into the world, I watched Kseniia ROCK her VBAC! As usual, my tears were flowing; the energy in the room was stupendous!

I LOVE BIRTH!

..can I say that again? I LOVE BIRTH!

Here's looking at a small sample of her incredible story. Thank you Kseniia for allowing me to be there on this amazing day!