Siblings at birth

One of my favorite things to capture with my camera is the older siblings of the new baby. Whether it is the older siblings lovingly supporting mom during labor, or just coming in after the birth to meet the new baby, siblings bring a lot of joy to the birth.

I’m not the only one who loves these moments. I am part of a group of birth photographers who put together this slideshow of images of siblings at births. It features two of my own! I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a list of the photographers who contributed to the slideshow, along with the times their photo appears. I’ve added some of my favorite sibling images that did not make it into the slideshow as well.

Water birth mom with daughter0:04
Andrea Lythgoe
Maternal Focus
Salt Lake City, UT

0:06
Janelle Kamp
Janelle Kamp Photography
Western Australia

0:08
Hallie Dedrick
Hallie D Photography
Clearwater, FL

Big Brother with newborn0:14
Rebecca Block
Pure Captures Photography
Springfield-Branson MO, USA

0:18
Morag Hastings
Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver, BC Canada

0:21
Melissa Cate
Melissa Cate Photography
Oregon, USA

0:25
Talitha Eacott
Spring Photography & BIrth Support
Capel, Western Australia

Surprised Big Sister0:29
Andrea Frappier
Northern Accents Photography
Ontario, Canada

0:31
Debbie Lehnert
A Full Cup Photography
Boise, Idaho

0:32
Rebecca Block
Pure Captures Photography
Springfield-Branson MO, USA

0:35
Ginger Horsburgh
Earthside Birth Photography
Utah

Big Brother checking out new baby0:39
Jaydene Freund
Cradled Creations Birth Photography
Abbotsford, BC

0:42
Nancy Morrison
Morrison Photography
Melbourne, Australia

0:43
Nancy Morrison
Morrison Photography
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

0:44
Morag Hastings
Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver, BC Canada

Teenage boy supporting mom at waterbirth0:46
Melissa Cate
Melissa Cate Photography
Oregon, USA

0:48
Ashley Tintinger
Ashley Tintinger Photography
Montana

0:49
Ashley Langford
Ashley Langford Photography
Dallas TX

Big Brother playing with gloves at birth0:51
Heidi Thaden-Pierce
Better Birth Doula Services
Denton, TX, USA

0:58
Andrea Oleson
AndreaG Photography
Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1:00
Amber Jones
At First Sight Birth Photography
Toronto (GTA), Ontario, Canada

First touch from big brother1:02
Crystal Turner
Indy Birth Photographer
Indianapolis, IN USA

1:06
Ashley Langford
Ashley Langford Photography
Dallas TX

1:08
Marysol Blomerus
Blomerus Photography
Cape Town, South Africa

big sis1:14
Laura Eckert
New Creation Birth Photography
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Iowa

1:16
Giuliana Casimirri
Giuliana Casimirri Birth Photography
Hamilton/Ontario/Canada

1:19
Hallie Dedrick
Hallie D Photography
Clearwater, FL

1:21
Catie Stephens
Vuefinder Photography
San Diego, CA

Big brother cutting umbilical cord1:23
Jaydene Freund
Cradled Creations Birth Photography
Abbotsford, BC

1:25
Calla Evans
Born by Calla Evans Photography
Toronto Canada

1:32
Crystal Turner
Indy Birth Photographer
Indianapolis, IN USA

1:41
Jenn Valluzzo
JennV Photography
Phoenix, AZ

Big sister's touch1:43
Amanda McGhee
Kimberlin Gray Photography
Virginia Beach, VA

1:47
Ginessa Pierson
Little Wonders Photography
Sacramento, CA

1:48
Jessica Benson
Jessica B Photography
Las Vegas, NV, USA

1:50
Amanda McGhee
Kimberlin Gray Photography
Virginia Beach, VA

Big sister with new baby2:00
Ginessa Pierson
Little Wonders Photography
Sacramento, CA

2:01
Andrea Lythgoe
Maternal Focus
Salt Lake City, UT

2:03
Justina Engen
Loving Touch Photography
California, USA

2:06
Milena ViVenzio
Memories By The Smile Photography
San Antonio, TX

sisters holding hands2:10
Laura Eckert
New Creation Birth Photography
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Iowa

2:15
Agnieszka Hugle
PaperSoul Photography
CA, USA

2:17
Nicole Dolan
Nicole Dolan Photographer
Long Branch, NJ

Siblings exploring the placenta2:19
Mimi Brown
N.Miimi Brown
Chesapeake VA

2:23
Jen Shipston
{nurtured} by Jen
QLD, Australia

2:24
Jen Shipston
{nurtured} by Jen
QLD, Australia

2:38
Sarah Boccolucci
Sarah Boccolucci Photography
Northern Colorado

Brother admiring new baby2:40
Renae Richardson
Levana Photography
Perth, Australia

2:44
Sarah Maxey
Sarah Maxey Photography
Kansas City area

2:46
Shealyn Jackson
Shealyn Jackson Photography
Sidney, BC, Canada

Holding hands with dad2:49
Sarah Maxey
Sarah Maxey Photography
Kansas City area

2:52
Christine Curry
Storyteller Photography
United States

2:59
Denise Stricklind
Tree of Life Photography and Birth Services
Tulare CA

2:59
Denise Stricklind
Tree of Life Photography and Birth Services
Tulare CA

Big brother looking through nursery window3:40
Tami Tripp
tami tripp photography
Minneapolis

by Andrea Lythgoe
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