“There is power that comes to women when they give birth.
They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them.
Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”
Sheryl Feldman


The story of the birth of Emma Rose … what a complete and incredible honor to be present for this event. It was the most calm, relaxed birth – Holly did so well and was patient. I’ve never seen a more beautiful labouring mother. Well done, Holly … and Gabe too, although truly the spotlight goes to the momma. 🙂

Baby Emma is just splendid. And will be with me in the studio tomorrow – Lucky me! 😀


Photos of their home birth … a water birth … an amazing birth … a beautiful story of adding to their sweet family …

























{truly the most beautiful family moment ever as their three year old son woke up just in time to meet his new baby sister … they spent many moments cuddled on the couch together just minutes after the birth …}






Welcome to this great, big beautiful world, Emma Rose.

This is already a better place because of your new life. xo









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January 12, 2012 - 1:39 am

Tabitha Absolutely breathtaking…WOW!

January 10, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Dayna OMG that was amazing!! I started crying with the first picture… wish I had photographed my birth now too!! Gillian you take breathtaking photos!

January 10, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Rose:) INCREDIBLE….BREATH TAKING….I am in tears…these pictures say a million words.

January 10, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Amy Cowan I can hardly contain myself right now….these pictures are amazing!!! What a wonderful way to capture such a beautiful moment, great job Gillian (and Holly 🙂

January 10, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Marilyn (Holly’s Mom) What a beautiful story and beautiful pictures. How beautiful this gift God has given; anticipated and long waited for. My heart was in my throat as I looked at the pictures…emotion was great remembering your birth. Thank you Gillian for capturing awesome moments. Thank you Holly and Gabe for allowing us the viewing of this wonderful day. Blessings on all of you. xoxoxoxo

January 10, 2012 - 10:45 am

Nancy Wow is an understatement!!!! Tears of joy for the entire family. The smile captured by big brother is priceless…so proud he is beaming. You have captured the essence of birth and let everyone else be a part of such a natural and loving experience. Well done and welcome to the world Emma Rose!

January 10, 2012 - 10:36 am

Cissie Lo Very emotional, especially when seeing how compassionate Gabe was and when the whole family cuddled together. Thank you, Gigi, for sharing your amazing pictures.

January 10, 2012 - 10:35 am

Amanda Moore Oh…how beautiful! I was in tears as I scrolled down through the pictures. Beautiful pictures and Holly looks absolutely stunning. Truly a wonderful set of pictures to tell the most beautiful story.

January 10, 2012 - 10:04 am

Erin I am also crying, great shots, you rally captured the emotion of it all. LOVE LOVE LOVE every shot!

January 10, 2012 - 9:50 am

Tracey Fawcett White Holly and Gillian. Thank you so much for sharing. My eyes welled up with tears. What a beautiful blessing from God. Your pictures really captured the moments beautifully.

January 10, 2012 - 9:35 am

krista beautifully captured!!!! so was very brave!!!! well done Gillian!

January 10, 2012 - 9:35 am

Jennifer Ledlow This is by far your best blog post EVER! These pictures have me feeling very weepy. Holly looks so beautiful and little Emma…what a precious gift 🙂 . Just beautiful!

January 10, 2012 - 9:21 am

Chris Oh Gillian! Amazing job telling Emma, Holly, Gabe and Zac’s story! What a wonderful experience! Love love love the moments you Captured! Beautiful! Holly was so amazing wasnt she! And dang girl, how beautiful can you be during child birth?!? wonderful photos darlin!

January 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Evelyn Gebele Gigi…..those photos brought tears to my eyes…..they are so beautiful and amazing…..Holly you look amazing! I am so touched….what an amazing experience! Gigi you have such an amazing talent!!!

January 10, 2012 - 9:17 am

Samantha oh wow gillian! im with your mom! tears are just streaming down my cheeks! what a wonderful moment you have managed to capture for them. you literally make time stand still. Holly looks just stunning for being mid birth! Congrats again to the Lo Family! 😀

January 10, 2012 - 8:51 am

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
I literally am crying!!! Those pictures are so beautiful … Gillian, you captured the intimate moments as well as the moments of birthing pain …. And Holly, you looked so beautiful through it all!! Seeing Gabe’s compassion and Holly’s birthing pain just made me sob out loud!! Such a beautiful experience!! I felt like I was right there!!! Thank you, Gabe and Holly for allowing us to be a part of Emma’s birth. And thank you Gigi, for capturing and bringing it to us!
My emotions are still flowing ….
Blessings on this new life and yes, the world is a better place because of you, Emma Rose xo