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I didn't know what love was... Charlotte, NC birth photographer

Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 04:19PM by Registered CommenterDavina in , | Comments7 Comments | References1 Reference


sneak peek.

part 1. 

Birth is an experience that is different from other experiences in life...

...it's not like a scrape on the knee and it's not like major surgery.  It's not a pulled muscle or cramps from swimming too soon after eating.  It's not like pulling your bottom lip over your head.  It's not like breaking your leg and it's not like having a deep tissue massage.  It's not like getting a paper cut or like burning your finger.  It's not like being at the top of the highest, steepest water slide and willing yourself to go down it.  It's not like braving a shaky rope bridge across a deep, wide chasm.  It's not like the anxiety of driving a curvy dark road in a blizzard.  It's not like going to the edge of a cliff and looking down and questioning how you could have gotten so close.  It's not like a workout that pushes you until you think your muscles will scream in protest for days afterward.  It's not like getting on an airplane for the first time.  It's not like taking your final college exams and not recognizing the material.  It's not like wondering if you made a mistake on your career choice.  It's not like intensity or pain you've already known.  It's not like hoping you know what you're doing.    


It is all of these things at once...rushing toward you and not relenting.

It is giving everything you've got to someone you've never met.  

It is knowing you'll love them so much that at some point in your life you'll say...

I didn't know what love was...before.


discovered. LOVE.


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Reader Comments (7)

these are beautiful!!!

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleah a.

Thank you so much, Davina!! I can't wait to see the rest of them!

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlexas


July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRonda

Wow, I couldn't have described it better.
Can't wait to see part 2!

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdonya

Beautiful, Davina! :)

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I wish you were there for my births! Perfectly expressed Davina.

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

this is such an incredible series of images Davina. Thank you so much for sharing. Becoming a mother was one of the most incredible days of my life and seeing someone else's images just reminded me of that incredibly special day last year. I appreciate your art and talent.

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Dini

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