I have a very good friend who I’ve been friends with since grade school. She also happens to be the one who introduced me to my husband, way back in like 6th grade! She ALSO happens to be pregnant with TRIPLETS.. aka “the tribe”. She is a really amazing woman with a pretty awesome story. She has been in the hospital for several weeks already and is just about 28 weeks and is still there until the tribe is born! So a “regular” maternity session is out of the question since she and the tribe are there until the big day (hopefully a few more weeks!!!). I told her if her doctor said it was okay, I would come and set up and would make a maternity session happen! She deserves some maternity pictures and I wanted them to be special! I haven’t finished editing, but wanted to just share a pull back and a final image to show you what we were able to do in a hospital room!
Isn’t she lovely!?!?!
This was such a beautiful homebirth, so full of love. I have so many favorite images from this birth I can’t decide which ones to share. So I’m just going to have to pick a few and also share her slideshow, which she wants to share. Be sure to click on the timebar to watch the video at 720p instead of the usual default of 360p, the images will look much more clear, as they should. I’ll just let the images speak for themselves. I have many thoughts about this birth, but I think the images really tell it all. It is such an honor to do this work!
I was asked if I could try a little video at a birth I was due to photograph recently. I asked the other mama if she would like me to try it at hers too and she said “sure!”. It was quite the juggling act trying to work two cameras and capture the moments I wanted to in video AND as a still image, and I have buises on my hips proving that (from two cameras on my hips for 64 hours within 3.5 days).. but I think it was totally worth it. Both mama’s wanted to share their beautiful experiences. I used two different cameras, a Nikon for one and a Canon for one, it was neat to see how the different cameras would do as far as quality and exposure. Although both turned out great, I think I’ll stick with my canon, I’m a hard core canon girl!
Be on the look out for a post with more birth images but here are the videos for now. I am in computer limbo and it is difficult for me to post here often (I don’t run the internet on my editing computer and my lap top quit without giving me a 2 week notice). If you go to my facebook page, I’m able to post there more often.
Here are the links to the videos. These two mamas were amazing and their husbands were equally amazing in supporting them. I also got to work with 2 sets of midwives I had never worked with before and I love getting to meet new ones and see how they work. I LOVE our birth options in our area! Between 3.5 days and 2 births, I worked 64 hours at births last week… it was exhausting and wonderful all at the same time! Love doing this work!
I have been dying to do a maternity session at the lake. This gorgeous mama let me try out my vision and it was OH so worth it! This is probably my most favorite session to date. I just couldn’t pick a favorite to share, so you get to see many of this one! Be on the look out for this little guys BIRTH pictures soon. He should be here any day now and I get the honor of photographing his birth, too!
Meet Justin, recently graduated and moving on to big things! Congratulations on your graduation, Justin! I know your parents are super proud of you!