A little over a year ago, I went to visit my friend, Justine, and meet her new baby boy Ira. I was so excited to see them & hear her birth story. Her labor & delivery had happened so quickly that there was very little she could share before I arrived. I brought my camera to capture a few informal pictures of their family. We ended up hitting just the right time of day to get big sister involved too! This is one of those sessions that I remember fondly because of the sweet spirit of memorializing a very tiny window of time. The room was joyful and the transition of having a new baby in the family was welcomed with all love you could imagine. Now that Ira is a bubbly one year old, it is really a treat to see his first day through these images.
As a photographer, my approach is always simple. I never want to interrupt the energy or the emotions that people are feeling. The uncontrived glances & honest expressions are what I specialize in capturing. As I take in a scene, I try to imagine how I would want to remember it. This is the reason why many of my favorite images are the ones taken as a photojournalist, without the constraints of awareness. I often spend a little more time to let people relax & live in front of my camera.
Justine wrote about her beautiful (and quick!) birth experience on her blog, This Little Place.
Photographing Ira my first time visiting the Berry Woman's Center at Miami Valley Hospital. At the time, I didn't realize that the Family Beginnings Birth Center was such a kind environment for mamas who are able to opt for a natural birthing experience. I had my sons in hospitals that were supportive of my choice to labor & deliver naturally, but not quite capable in their facilities to be as accommodating! Ironically, the Berry Woman's Center is where I ended up working for the first six months of 2014. It was through this informal session that I decided to pursue newborn photography through Bella Baby. Photographing new babies at the hospitals was something I enjoyed and I do miss! I always insist that my friends let me hold their babies so that I can get my fix again. :)
Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed this newborn session, also known as a "Fresh 48" session.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on booking me to photograph your special new baby in a natural & unscripted session. Newborn sessions & printed images in photo boxes make great gifts. Contact me if you are looking for (surprise) unique heirlooms for special people in your life.
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