I am beyond excited to start offering birth photography in the Twin Cities. When I was pregnant with my third child, I knew that I wanted to document his birth. I only have a couple snapshots from my oldest kids births, but they are still some of the most amazing, beautiful photos of our new family. I knew that I wanted to capture this third and final birth for our family, and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. These photos still bring tears to my eyes when I look at them, reliving the amazing process of birth. They are one of my most cherished possessions. All three of my babies were born at home, so I am very comfortable and familiar with homebirths, and now we have a new Birth Center opening up in St. Paul (I will be posting on this very soon - check back later today!) so I will be happy to document your birth wherever you choose to deliver. I use only natural, available light. No flash to disturb laboring mom or newborn. No matter how dim your room - candlelit, table lamps or overhead light, I will capture the mood and beauty of your labor.
Knowing how important these photos are to me, it gives me great joy to announce...
The Cherished Arrival Birth Day Photography
Your child’s birth is an unforgettable occasion. But trying to photograph the experience can be a tall order for new parents. Birth Day Documentation begins with a personal consultation prior to your due date that helps acquaint me with your needs and answer any questions. Then, whether at a hospital, birth center or in your own home, I provide unlimited coverage of labor and delivery, unobtrusively and quietly capturing moments from this extraordinary event. Because I can only schedule a limited number of these sessions per month, please contact me as soon as possible for complete pricing, and to reserve your space on my calendar.
Here are some photos from a birth I photographed recently, and here is what the parents had to say about the experience:
"Gwen made what could have been an uncomfortable situation feel totally natural... she captured the absolute joy of meeting Katy for the first time. Those first moments of awe at seeing this little wonder were captured on film, it is a gift I can never repay! I am still brought to tears when I look at the photos from those first wonderful moments when she came into our lives."