An Abu Dhabi Birth Story | Dubai Birth Photographer

Getting invited into the operating theatre to shoot a birth is a BIG deal. Specially here in the UAE, where birth photography is still a small, but growing, genre of photography. I'm blessed to say I've shot inside several operating theatres around the country, both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and I look forward to shooting many more!

Donne and Wayne welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Luke, into the world in Abu Dhabi, the place they chose to call home. Donne worked really hard to get permission for me to get into the operating theatre, and I eventually did! The only condition the hospital placed on us, is not to share any photos from inside the operating theatre, so unfortunately, I will not be able to show you that part, however, here are some shots from right before and right after :)

Donne and Wayne, thank you so much for trusting me with covering Luke's birth. I hope I did it the justice it deserves, and can't wait to see you three again soon!

A Birth At Sulaiman Habib Hospital | Dubai Birth Photography

I love the opportunity of covering elective c-sections. It's not every day that you get permission to be welcomed into the operating theatre. When I first started my business as a dubai birth photographer, my very first birth was an elective c-section with twins. It fueled my love and passion for birth and birthing mothers like nothing other. To be honest, it was a healing process for me, because you see, I, too, am a c-section momma, except that I didn't exactly elect my c-section. So, the opportunity to stand behind my lens, and look at just how much beauty was unfolding in front of my eyes, and the overflow of emotions associated with that, mended my heart bit by bit. 

This birth was no different. Yasmeen gave birth at Sulaiman Habib Hospital - home to some of the kindest midwives and hospital staff I have ever encountered in the city. Thank you Dr. George Michailidis for allowing me to join you on this, and thank you to the wonderful hospital staff as well.

Yasmeen, it was an honor and privilege to be with you on this big day, and I can't wait to work with you again in the future!