Wow! What a year 2017 has been. Thank you to all the families i had the privilege to photograph. Here is a quick peek of the sessions this past year. I can't wait to see you all in 2018.
I met the cutest baby boy with the sweetest parents a few weeks ago. Sweet baby W. was born right after Thanksgiving. I arrived at the hospital for his fresh 48 session. When i walked in the room i was not only greeted by his elated parents but also members of his very proud extended family. I loved getting to meet so many of the people that love him so much all at once.
Then a few days after his Fresh 48 session, I photographed his newborn session at his home which is very convenient for his family so they don't have to leave their house. He was just the perfect model for his newborn session.
I'm a certified birth doula who transitioned into a full time newborn/ family photographer. I love births and i love new babies. I have been wanting to photograph a newborn within the first few days of their arrival in the hospital setting for so long! I've now photographed over 20 births, but a Fresh 48 session is different because I arrive after baby is born, usually a day or two afterwards, and don't capture any of the labor or birth. The benefit of this is that new parents get to remember those early days through these images, without the sometimes scary idea of having a photographer actually attend your birth. I know that turns lots of dads - and moms - off, so this is a great compromise. Mom gets to ensure that she looks the way she wants for this session, the lighting is more predictable since it's not usually at night, and there's no bodily fluids involved in the final product!
I love birth photography so much, but I loved capturing this special time almost just as much! Here are some of my most favorite photos from meeting Y. for the first time.
If there were ever a woman who looked like a "goddess" during birth, it would have been Kim, This was definitely one of the calmest, fastest and most lovely birth expediences i have ever witnessed..Such strength and beauty.