Archive for 'Birth'

I love births.

Have I said that before?  I absolutely love

being asked to capture a birth.

Each one is different.  Each one is AMAZING.

Each one I am buzzing afterwards with joy.

Each one, it’s like I get to be a new parent all over again.

I love births.

Sarah and Vincent were so excited to meet their little boy,

their first child.

I was so excited they asked me to share it with them.

  There’s no way I can accurately describe with words what it’s like to

be there to hear a baby’s first cry.

It’s a good thing I have pictures:)

Watch the slideshow, and watch it BIG (and maybe have some tissues handy).

 

If you are pregnant, I hope you will consider birth photography.

There’s so much about your day you won’t quite remember.

The people there to support you have a very big job to do.

Let me hold the camera, while they support you.

They are so in love.

I knew it from the moment I met them.

They are so ready to meet their new baby.

I am honored that I was able to be there to hear their baby’s first cry.

Be sure to watch the slideshow to find out if they had a boy or girl.

Again, I loved working with Olivia’s Midwifery Services Team.

If you are interested in birth photography, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Priscilla hired me last summer.

Talk about planning!

I am honored to be able to tell her birth story.

Priscilla and Shane did not know if this new baby

was a boy or girl.

Shane was going to be the one to help with delivery

and make the announcement.

I was so stinkin’ excited!!!

During the whole labor,

I was in awe.

In awe of Priscilla’s ability to focus,

to remain calm, to concentrate

through every single contraction.

In the 3.5 hours I was with her during labor

her eyes were closed almost the entire time.

I also loved watching her doula, Jennifer Quinn,

say just the right words at the right time,

guiding Shane on the best way to help his wife.

The pictures, well, they tell some of the story,

but the slideshow?

6 minutes.

Lots of tears.

I cry each time I watch it.  And I created it.

birth collage 

Before I share the slideshow, there is one portrait I must share.

Quite possibly my favorite

ever.

Yes, ever.

Congratulations Shane and Priscilla!!!!

Dad delivery

And now, grab the tissues……

 

Please allow me to hold the camera

while your family holds your hand.

I love to have “first” experiences.

Heather and Dustin’s birth was a first for me because

Heather (nor the rest of the family) did not know if she was having a boy or girl.

Dustin knew, and how he kept it a secret, I’ll never know.

It was so exciting!

I got my first text from Heather around midnight – letting me know the show had started.

I’ll tell you, it’s really hard to sleep after that.  I get so pumped up about births.

They went to the hospital around 2:30am and at 4:30am, I just couldn’t sleep.

I figured if I was awake, I’d see what was happening!

  I got to meet Heather’s mom and sister.

What an amazing source of support.  Dustin, mom, and sister (and of course Heather)

worked so seamlessly together.  Simply amazing to watch.

I hung around for a couple hours and then left for a bit.

Around 9am her water broke and it was time to capture the magic.

And yes, it was magic.

Every birth is so amazing.

Heather was amazing to watch.

She seemed so composed the whole time.

Seriously, she did.  I’m not sure how.

2 hours after her water broke, Heather and Dustin met their baby…..

Well, I’m not going to tell you like that!

Watch the slideshow.  Enjoy this miracle.

Thank you Dustin and Heather for allowing me to experience this moment with you.

 

Are you pregnant and considering birth photography?  Call me.

Let me be the one to hold the camera,

so your family is free to hold your hand.