Confession to make… This was my first time photographing a birth! Was I nervous? No. I have been a professional photographer for almost 20 years now. While this site is dedicated to my portrait work most of my photography experience is in events like the ones I do with my business partner at M.Studios. At a wedding there are no do overs. You can’t tell stop the couple while they are entering their reception and say “Hey, can you go back? I missed it”. Missing it is not an option. You have to think on your toes and be ready for anything. I was ready for this!
As a photographer the second you put that camera in front of your face you remove yourself from the situation a little. There’s so many things going through your head – your exposure, lighting, composition, that water bottle in the background you need someone to move. I had to remind myself that I was witnessing a the birth of a human being! It was amazing to say the least. My profession allows me to share in the happiest and even the saddest moments in people’s lives. I started my business because of my love of photography, but it has now became so much more than just the pictures. Thank you to Mom and Dad for welcoming me into your home and for trusting me to document such a momentous event! It’s one I will never forget!
Doula: Agroterra Birth