{Birth Photography} Jennifer

Sometimes, births take a different turn than what you expect.

I met this lovely couple weeks before the birth, and with a couple prenatal appointments, we were ready to rock it! However, Jennifer’s due date came and went, and eight days later the hospital was concerned for the baby and an induction was in place. Jennifer was positive through the whole experience! I was glad to be there to help her through.

Hours passed and suddenly, Sam’s heart rate dropped and did not pick back up, so Jennifer was rushed back for an emergency cesarean. Thankfully baby Sam was in perfect shape! He has a special birthday now, November 11th, Veterans Day.

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{Birth Photography} Anne

This job was unusual, only because of the timeline. I met this lovely coupleĀ four days before her baby came! We managed to get an interview and a prenatal in, and then Anne went into labor the next day. Amazing!

I spent a lovely six hours in the early morning with Anne and her husband, working through contractions in a lime-green Korean hospital room. Anne had a tough spirit about her and knew what she wanted: an unmedicated birth. We had some tense moments, but with different positions, she got to the pushing stage in no time.

Anne chose to give birth in the big tub sitting in the middle of the room, and it was wonderful to witness! Their baby girl was born early on October 17th.

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{Birth Photography} Mina

I have two words to describe Mina’s labor and delivery: Fast and furious.

I visited her that morning and even attended an appointment with her, though she was in the early stages of labor. Later that evening, I was called as they left for the hospital, as labor had picked up quickly. On the way there, she even felt the urge to push! I arrived at the hospital minutes after they did, and less than forty-five minutes later, their baby girl was born. Wow!

Quick births like this aren’t the norm, but they sure make the doula and photography life exciting. I hardly had time to whip out my camera, especially during the labor portion. Here are some photos I managed to snap.

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{Birth Photography} Stephanie

I had the honor of being both doula and birth photographer for this lovely birth. These new parents were welcoming their first child, a baby boy, into the world with love and peace. I can vividly remember how calm the room was, and how sometimes I felt like I didn’t even need to help because the mother was so in control of herself and her body. It was magical.

I was called around 7pm on a Monday night to come help at the birth, and when I arrived at 8pm I was shocked at how quiet the room was at the birth center. This couple had it together! Over the next nine hours I helped her keep relaxing, moving, and breathing. We went from the bed to the wall to the tub. Stephanie had studied HypnoBabies and that kept her focus inward. It helped tremendously.

Around 5:30am on Tuesday July 22, their baby boy, Shea, was born. It was a beautiful experience and I’m grateful to have been there!

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{Birth Photography} Troye

I previously wrote about Troye and her maternity photos, and now I’m back to share some of the birth photos I took for her and her family.

It was a pleasure to be able to snap some photos during her labor. Even though it ended differently than what she had planned (she gave birth via cesarean), it was still beautiful to witness everything beforehand. It’s always an honor to be able to be there with families during this special time.

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{Maternity} Troye

There are some people in life that you just click with, and one of those for me is my friend Troye.

I met her when she was looking for a doula for her upcoming birth, and while she went with another doula, she did ask me to be at the birth and take photos while I’m there. What an honor! She then asked if I wouldn’t mind coming over and snapping a few maternity photos. I was terrified, no lie, because I had no idea what I was doing. Buuut I think they turned out great and she loved them too!

Here’s are a few of my favorites, and I can’t wait to show you the birth photos as well!

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{Birth Photography} Baby Caroline

On March 2-3, I got to attend Baby Caroline’s birth as a doula and photographer. It was such an honor to welcome this little girl into the world. The room was filled with such love and excitement for the birth of this baby. I loved taking photos in between my doula duties. Such great memories and now I’m sharing them with you!

Here is a selection of some of my favorites. Interested in having me at your birth? Check out my services above. ^^^

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