labor - supporting hand

  • Christine 10y

    beautiful, i love the grin of the lady behind and her supportive hand. A wonderful moment.
  • bellylou 10y

    omg!! does this bring back memories!!
    such an emotion you caught here!!
    wonderful!!
  • Gail Williams 10y

    this is stunning.

    so glad to be checking in to your photostream to see such a powerful image. yay, christy!
  • hapakphoto 10y

    Awesome capture of an amazing and life changing moment in time. =)
  • -Angela 10y

    I love the supporting hand and smile. Wonderful image.
  • AndroidParanoid 10y

    ...this is a great pic
    no doubts,too many interpretative feelings for me
    ;-)))
  • Joseph Petrella 10y

    Perfect
  • Galiani Photography 10y

    I love the expression of the nurse in the background....so different from the woman in labors!
  • Christy Scherrer 10y

    i like the contrast of thier expressions too (woman in background is friend. You'll rarely see a nurse doing any labor support, they are busy with thier own responsibilities).
  • sadalit 10y

    This is strong. Like the other commenters, I also love the smile in the background - you can't tell it's a nurse, could be a midwife, friend, doula... but that smile shows what a positive experience this is. The only thing I wish - and this is no reflection on your photography - is that our experience of "labor" didn't have to involve all the tubes and wires. Maybe when this woman's grandkids see this incredible pic they'll say to her, "What's all that stuff?"
  • Christy Scherrer 10y

    I'm glad you see that too, sadalit. I prefer to photograph homebirths because they don't involve the medical myths, so this is an example of medical birth. It serves as a contrast for experiences like this:
    in labor
  • Aubrey Guynn 10y

    It is labor in every sense of the word. But truly a labor of love.
  • Izabug 10y

    great image as always:) brings back memories!
  • Terry Macfarlane 10y

    Oh man do I remember. this is wonderful, just like the experience. Thx for sharing.
  • Sofia No Ar 9y

    This image touched my soul. I want that smile behind me.
    Beautiful picture.
  • stu27675 9y

    This is a beautiful photo. There is nothing I don't like about it. A near perfect if not perfect capture.
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