Photographer Captures Dramatic Birth on a Sidewalk Outside Hospital

Judging by her portfolio, Emily Robinson is used to the rush and chaos that come with photographing births. And when Amy Beth Cavaretta of South Florida gave birth to her baby girl just steps from hospital doors, Robinson’s skills were put to the test. The photographer, who was hired to photograph the birth, planned all along to accompany the expecting mother and father to the hospital, but she didn’t plan for the photo session to occur on the sidewalk. With her quick thinking and amazing photography skills, she captured the fleeting moments beautifully. See how the story unfolded by watching this clip from the Today show:

The proud parents, photojournalists themselves, never thought they’d end up on the other side of the lens. Their story and the photos of Baby Sienna’s unusual birth have gone viral.

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Birth photographer captures dramatic moments outside hospital

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Mother delivers on the steps of hospital

Moments of relief following the successful delivery

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All clear, happy family

See more incredible photos of this speedy delivery (Via Petapixel) and read photographer Emily Robinson’s version of the story on her photo blog.

“Dad rounded up a wheelchair and it was the first time I ever saw a mother be wheeled INTO the hospital holding her new baby. Usually that happens a couple of days later, and the wheelchair ride is the way out…”

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