BIRTH: August / by Carrie Turner

On the day you were born, the round planet Earth turned towards your morning sky, whirling past darkness, spinning night into light.
— Debra Fraser, On the Day You Were Born

Certain moments take us to the most primal, most basic elements of life. Birth is most certainly one of these, when all the rest of the world fades away and all that matters is the power, struggle, and love that fuse together to bring a new life into being. To witness such a moment cannot be compared to anything else. I am forever indebted to my birth families for inviting me into such a sacred and beautiful space. 

Blessings on your family, Rachel and Steve, and thank you forever for allowing me to witness and photograph August's birth. xoxo 

Please note: All images in this post are shared with this family's permission. Some images may be considered graphic for some audiences.