I was so excited to meet with Lauren when she was just 6 weeks pregnant with her first baby. Lauren and I have crossed paths many times in the local birth community. She works at the Winnipeg Birth Centre and she is also a Midwifery student here in Winnipeg. I was and still am very honoured that she hired me that day to document the upcoming birth of her first baby.
We kept in touch over the next many months and it was so nice to have such a long time to build our relationship and friendship. Lauren is so loving, caring, kind and passionate. She is going to be such an amazing Midwife and help so many women, babies and families. The last couple months of her pregnancy kept her busy with her clinical placements and then her exams but once she got closer to her due date we found the time to get out to the forest for a maternity shoot. Instead of a sunset session mother nature gave us a very wet, cold and windy spring day. We decided to go for it anyway! Why not right? The session of course was really fun plus it was so great to meet Derek that day.
A couple weeks later I had the honour of facilitating Lauren’s Mothers Blessing. I had been at an all nighter birth and turned up on zero sleep but the energy in the room was enough to keep me completely fuelled! I wish I could have bottled some of that goodness up. It was such a powerful afternoon full of love, support, wisdom, laughter, tears and of course food. Lauren is truly surrounded by a village of amazing women and I just know they were with her energetically during her labour and birth. Henna Art by: Henna By Nicole
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