14 Babies in 24 Arms

The wonderful group of ABC Postpartum Doula Service filled our studio last week with coos of delight as Doulas greeted babies they’d spent many hours with. One of the special traditions we’ve developed when working with a large group (in particular one that is holding babies or kids) is to have the parents behind the photographer singing. Choices range from ‘itsy bitsy spider’ to ‘the wheels on the bus’. Two wonderful things are accomplished at the same time: it never fails to capture the attention of the babies and put smiles on the faces of the postpartum doulas. At the end of the shoot we couldn’t resist laying all those beautiful babies down for their own lil’ group shot above.

Kim Campbell

Photographer, Portland, OR, USA