Its no secret that I adore documenting births! Witnessing a birth is such an honor and truly one of the most magical things to be a part of. I consider it an honor to be in the sacred space of my clients. I love watching couples become families and watching their baby take their first breath and welcome them to the world outside the womb. I even love getting that 3am call because of the rush of excitement I feel about being a part of such a special event. My "job" (if you can even call it that LOL) is incredibly rewarding.
My dear friend Amber, of Amber DeCicco Photography, feels the same way. We met in 2016 and began working together that fall. Through co-working, we realized we both shared the same passion about documenting births. Many of our conversations centered around how much we loved documenting births, longing to photograph and film more of them, joking that we should just show up at a hospital and ask who was in labor, and ask if they'd let us photograph their birth! Here we are at Surfers at one of the very first meetings we had about the collective....its where it all began!
Through our working together, we eventually came up with a plan to form a birth collective together. It was formed originally as a way for us to work together as a team of birth documenters, and a way to give our birth families the assurance of knowing who their backup photographer/filmmaker was, but it evolved into something even greater.
Our hope for our collective is to bring together some of our favorite birth workers on the island to provide an excellent resource for expecting families. A community of Hawaii birth professionals embracing the beauty of birth through photography, connection, resources, inspiration and community support. We are in the beginning stages of the collective, but are so excited to see where it goes. Check out our website www.hawaiibirthcollective.com to get to know the amazing birth professionals we love working with!
We're excited to celebrate with our supporters and would love for you to come out and enjoy an evening with like-minded individuals, so.....
WE'VE SCHEDULED A LAUNCH PARTY FOR OUR
HAWAII BIRTH COLLECTIVE!
We'll have birth photography displayed, pupus, beer and wine and a giveaway! So grab a friend and come on out!
The exhibit and party will be in Chinatown, within walking distance to all the First Friday art exhibits so you can wander from gallery to gallery after you come and say Hello :) We are so excited to share the beauty of birth with you, and sincerely hope you can make it out! Here are the details:
HAWAI'I BIRTH COLLECTIVE
LAUNCH PARTY + FIRST FRIDAY ART EXHIBIT
APRIL 7, 5–9 PM
1110 Nu’uanu Ave, Honolulu
Art . Pupus . Wine . Giveaways
Check out our website for more information: www.hawaiibirthcollective.com
Chef Affron will be providing pupus: www.affronssoulfood.com
and our sponsor, Real Office Centers, will be providing the alcohol.
Here we are busy little bee's curating the show, a little sneak peak of some of the amazing birth photography we will feature at the exhibit.