The birth of baby M!

Oh this was such a sweet and dreamy birth. It was swift and hard, intense and healing. And I adore getting to watch big siblings meet their little siblings, such a treat! A huge huge thanks to this amazing family for sharing these photos. And tons of gratitude to Erica Morrow for capturing these images and being willing to share them here. Enjoy!

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Erica Morrow, owner of Slow Road Photography, is passionate about capturing all of the stages of new life, from beautiful bellies to birth stories to babies. Learn more at or find her on Instagram (@slowroadphoto).

Sweet Baby Mari

Here is a bit more from Nell: My name is Nell Aburto, and my family and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been photographing children and families for 12 years, but my recent emphasis has been on newborn photography. Oh, how I love those little babies. I take an organic approach so many of the images are of mothers simply holding, kissing, or smiling at their baby. The session unfolds naturally. I keep the color scheme neutral, and don’t use a lot of props because I want the emphasis to be on the relationship between the family members and not on the props or busy background. I absolutely love photographing mothers and their children. I don’t know exactly why, but I think it’s because to me, a mother snuggling her child epitomizes beauty.

I recently photographed this lovely mama and baby session which illustrates my organic style and love of natural light. I hope all the mothers out there continue to take their own great pictures at home, but also don’t forget to get in the picture from time to time 🙂












The birth of baby Olive!

So much gratitude to this amazing family for sharing these photos, and to Gina Zeidler for being there as their photographer and capturing these images! As you can see, there was so much love at this birth, and I love how well the emotions are captured in these photos. This mama worked so hard, with such an intense and quick labor, birthing her posterior baby girl! And check out that adorable and proud big brother! Love love loved getting to be present for this amazing birth, and getting to be a part of such a wonderful team.  (Click to enlarge each image or for slideshow.)