Birth photography is very personal and I can completely understand why someone would hesitate to have such an intense, personal, often humbling event photographed. So, rather than simply explaining my style of photography, I thought I would start by sharing a little bit about my experience with birth photography. My first experience to birth photography was when I was when my first daughter was born. My sister, who is also a photographer, photographed that birth, and the birth of my second daughter. The photos she took are some of my most treasured belongings. To have that time captured: the laughter before things got really hard, the depth of labor, the support of my wonderful husband, the first breath, the first feeding… those images are so precious to me. I do not look pretty in these pictures, the light at the hospital didn’t allow for perfect exposure, but they have frozen small, wondrous, once-in-a-lifetime moments that changed my world in the most marvelous way.
As with all of my photography, I use natural light, whatever available light that might be, which can often mean that the photos are grainy and soft; especially with night, hospital births. But these images aren’t about perfection, they are about telling a story in a sensitive, tangible way so that you have a way to look back on something extraordinary that you did.
I offer both full birth photography, as well as morning after photography if you are interested in having some of your baby’s arrival photographed but not the whole birth story.
Below you can find a galleries of births and hospital “morning afters” that I’ve photographed. Due to the very personal nature of these shoots I’m only showing a small selection of images in each gallery. Please visit the Investment page for pricing details.