Childbirth Photography at Alfena Hospital Porto

Today the post is in the singular, it is emotional and a unique experience. We've known INÊS for a while now, we've lost count of how many times we've been there photographing special moments in her and her family's life.

At the end of 2016 I received (Teresa) an invitation to photograph the birth of her second child. Without considering such an invitation, I accepted without hesitation and, like a pregnant woman, I waited anxiously for the day Benedita would be born.
Parents, siblings, midwife mother-in-law, nurse friends, all together as a family with emotion on the surface. It was challenging and rewarding to participate in such a unique moment in the life of a family, a unique experience that made me decide that I want to continue having, photographing births.

Cry. I returned home with a full heart and a desire to tell everyone about the experience.

Thank you Inês for your trust, thank you to the entire team at Hospital de Alfena, as they were extraordinary with me and helped me in this first experience.

Even though a moment only lasts a short time, we can remember it in our minds forever.