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


About Lana Photographs by Lana Abu-Shaheen

Lana Abu-Shaheen is a Dubai family photographer and birth photographer offering in-home and on-location sessions and specializing in documentary and lifestyle photography. If you are looking for a photographer in Dubai or the United Arab Emirates to document your family's story, or any important event or milestone, please contact her for a session

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