This is the absolute sweetest family you will ever meet! They both recently moved to Fargo, and are both opera singers that travel around the US. How many opera singers can you say that you know?! I got to see some videos, and man, can this mama sing! She also put a lot of time and thought into a birthing play list that played throughout her labor and delivery. When little (Big!) Marvell was born the song “You Take My Breath Away” was playing. How perfect is that!
One of my favorite things about birth is when mamas realize how incredibly strong they are. There are moments when they feel like that they can’t do it, that it’s too much. But once that baby is here, there is so much elation and emotion of what she was capable of doing. This birth was no exception, as this mama naturally birthed a 10 lb 4 oz baby girl. It was incredible to witness. I have never seen so much emotion right after the baby was born. The part in the video where she says “Thank you, thank you so much for helping me.” I tear up every time I watch it.
Thank you Caitlin and Johnny for allowing me to be there to capture this incredible moment. I’m so glad I met you, and I can’t wait to see little Marvell grow up!
The doula you see here is the incredible Kelly Rae from River Rising Doula. Look how she’s such an incredible support to the mother!
Also, be sure to check out her videography from Marvel’s Birth Story as well:
Lindsay is a birth photographer
based out of Fargo, ND
Booking birth stories of all kinds, including hospital births,
home births, unmedicated births and ones that use pain management.