BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY HOOD RIVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – OLIVIA

Ivy had welcomed her third beautiful babe, and just like with her son, she asked me to come take Morning After photosView full post »

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY HOOD RIVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – OLIVIA

Olivia is the first baby of Matt and Anna, and she is perfect. She arrived two full weeks late and we were all countingView full post »

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY HOOD RIVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – BEN

Photographing Ben the morning after he was born was so much fun. I’d photographed Ivy during her pregnancy andView full post »

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY HOOD RIVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – JOSHUA

This birth was a very special one: it made me an Aunt. My sister called me when her labor was just beginning at home,View full post »

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY HOOD RIVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY – LUCIA

I cannot say enough about this shoot. I’d photographed Steph and Andy’s previous pregnancy and newbornView full post »

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*