I got to document a birth. Truth? I loved every moment of it. I’m not sure if it was because it was my sweet nephew being born or if it was just the whole experience but I am in love. It was amazing. My sister called at 3:45am to tell me she was admitted earlier in the night and that she was dilated to 5cm. I drove the hour and a half to get to Albert Lea after throwing on some clothes and grabbing my already-packed bag. When I got there she was at 8cm and moving quickly! Baby came in a few pushes and Joseph Carl was born at 7:57am on April 6. Momma was amazing through the whole thing and Dad was so sweet. It was awe-some. I feel so blessed to have been allowed to witness such a very personal experience. I’m not going to lie, when I talked with Becky about it a few months back, Ben was not so sure of the process. He took a little convincing but after I sent him some other birth photography to look at he realized what I was (and more importantly WASN’T) going to be taking pictures of and he agreed. I’m happy to report they both adored the photos and there were tears all around. Ben and Becky, I know you are going to be amazing parents and I can’t WAIT to watch Joseph grow up!

While this experience was amazing, I would like to document a few more births before deciding if it’s something I want to pursue on a more regular basis. Since I’m just testing the water in this area of photography, promotional pricing will apply. If you are considering having a birth photographer document your birth and would like to talk about details, shoot me an e-mail. I’d love to hear from you.

And, the best part of this post….welcome to the world Joseph!


Categories: babies, birth
Comments (20)
  • These are SO sweet! I WISH I had photos like that with either of my children – totally priceless, and you did a fantastic job of documenting such an important event in their lives. Well done!

    (April 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm)
  • What amazing captures of a very special day. Welcome to the world, Joseph! You are adorable. I love the shot of mom and dad kissing!

    (April 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm)
  • Michelle says:

    What beautiful photos to document a special experience! I’m so jealous that I didn’t know about birth photography when my kids were born.

    (April 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm)
  • Audrey says:

    You are such a gifted photographer. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us. Such precious photos!

    (April 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm)
  • What beautiful photos! You did a wonderful job. I’m sure they love them!!

    (April 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm)
  • Kim says:

    Very powerful, beautiful images! Great job 🙂

    (April 18, 2012 at 1:10 am)
  • SimonaN says:

    Oh, great captures and something to treasure always! Keep it up!

    (April 18, 2012 at 2:23 am)
  • Susy says:

    Soo beautiful, I love birth sessions! So much emotion! Gorgeous baby and I absolutely love how you captured that kiss from the parents!

    (April 18, 2012 at 10:57 am)
  • I’m so glad that I let you talk me into this! These are pictures and moments that wouldn’t have been captured otherwise, and it allowed me to remember and recapture the day after everything settled down. I especially love how it still felt like just Ben and mines moment, you did an awesome job. Ill never be able to thank you enough! Hope your willing to do this again for our second!

    (April 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm)
  • Melany says:

    Wow, so amazing. Such a powerful moment captured,

    (April 19, 2012 at 8:54 am)
  • Angela G. says:

    What a gift for the parents! Truly something they’ll treasure forever. Wonderful job documenting their special moment!

    (April 19, 2012 at 10:15 am)
  • Mikki says:

    I wish I had wonderful photos like these from my little one’s birth! Congratulations!

    (April 19, 2012 at 10:19 am)
  • Samantha says:

    I love every single one of these. Such special moments you captured!

    (April 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm)
  • Kim says:

    These are amazing, you really captured the emotions.

    (April 20, 2012 at 1:07 am)
  • Anna says:

    Beautiful photos of an amazing event!! So so sweet, great job!

    (April 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm)
  • Gina Wade says:

    AMAZING. Love the picture of the toes- and mommy and daddy kissing. What a gift for this family!

    (April 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm)
  • Jo Clark says:

    What an intimate and amazing experience you captured here!

    (April 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm)
  • Sandy says:

    Wow, these are beautiful – what a gift you have given this family to document such an incredible moment in their lives.

    (April 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm)
  • Beautiful images 🙂

    (April 23, 2012 at 2:03 am)
  • Stacey says:

    Love these! Fantastic job capturing this amazing experience!

    (April 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm)
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