As I sit here awaiting the birth of their next baby I decided to go back and look at the images from June's birth. When I went to look I expected to be be judgemental of myself and where I was over 2.5 years ago. I remember the images being too warm or blurry. It was a time before I used flash at births. I was actually pleasently surprised at the quality looking through. It was my first homebirth and my first time shooting RAW. My editing style is much different and I am tempted to re-edit some of them. But I won't. I'm just going to appreciate them for what they are. I know this family does.
My business is evolving. I've gone from being a doula to picking up a nikon coolpix to capture birth images to (I'm actually going to say it) a professional photographer. I've spent time at hospitals, in home and even in my very own studio capturing memories for families. Birth has always been my favorite. I'm realizing that birth is my favorite because I'm capturing genuine moments. No posing. No "say cheese". Just authentic once in a lifetime moments captured in my camera. So I'm stripping it all back down for you. No more studio. I'm purging all of my props. Just me and my camera with you and your family (whatever that may look like). Not to say we won't have a moment where everyone is looking in the same direction. But I'm going where my heart is. I hope you all can follow me and enjoy the ride.
Amanda and her family are expecting their 3rd baby. I'm currently awaiting the call to come and photograph her birth! I was so excited to go capture a few hours of their day and share them with you.
Amanda is an incredibly talented artist. You can see some of her work on the walls in her home. I really hope to have a piece on my wall someday as well. She also homeschools her kiddos, so we spent some of the morning painting and working on some cool projects.
Quick break for an apple snack before some board game fun. Amanda's family was one of the many families affected by the Columbia Gas crisis. As you can see in the background their gas appliances have been condemned and they are still awaiting heat to be restored.
I mean... who doesn't cherish a photo of their toddler sneezing straight into their face?
Concord, NH documentary photographer
Photographer, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Intactivist, Seamstress, Partner to my long time boyfriend, and Mindful Mama.