Houston Birth Photographer | Elizabeth Aurora

I got an inquiry from this sweet couple when Mom was only 12 weeks along. Being in the wedding planning industry, she was on top of her game. I was so excited to meet them in person and ended up having to cut our client consult short so that I could run to a delivery. :) They were more than understanding and I ended up seeing them again shortly after to photograph a gender reveal session at their house filled with their family and friends. Such an exciting moment! As with most first moms, this Momma went past her due date, but when Aurora was ready to come, she was READY!!! Mom did awesome and her labor progressed quickly and without any assistance with pitocin. So proud of her!

I love being able to watch the love and support from Dad as he watched over Mom. Not to mention all of the tender moments and exchanges made between them once Aurora arrived. Seriously, such a sweet family.

Thank you for welcoming me in and allowing me to preserve this special time of love and growth within your family. Aurora is absolutely beautiful! (I know because so many people who follow my Facebook page have come up to me and commented on her). Welcome, Aurora, you are truly a Blessing. As with all of the babies I witness come into this world, I hope that you too one day realize just how special you are!

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Date: September 6, 2014

Delivered at: Woman’s Hospital of Texas

Song: I Have You (I Do) by Holley Maher

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Birth Photographer | Presenting Pierce

Not often as a birth photographer do you run into problems with the air conditioning at the hospital. For this particular session, the A/C was out in the rooms on the delivery floor. I thought Dad was joking when I told him I was heading that way and he told me to bring a fan. I mean, seriously. Women in labor+Houston humidity=problem. My main concern wasn’t so much the heat in the room as it was the moisture on the floor. I imagined us slipping and sliding on the floors when it cam time to deliver the baby. Could you imagine the scene that would be?!?! Luckily for all of our sakes, the air conditioning was fixed and the humidity issues were gone by the time this beautiful, full-of-blonde-hair baby boy was born. All was immediately right in the world once again once we heard his sweet cries. I am so blessed to have been able to photograph this talented Momma’s birth. You see, she’s a photographer as well and does amazing work with maternity and newborn sessions.  Plus, she’s kind of fun to hang around… just a little. :-P

If I have one wish for you, Pierce, it’s that you someday realize just how much amazing and loving people you are surrounded by. Such a beautiful family of 5!

Thank you choosing me to capture and tell Pierce’s Birth Story! He is definitely a keeper!

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Date: August 29, 2014

Delivered at: Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital

Song: Tonight by Secret Nation

Check out Kyla’s work at Michaela Hansen Photography

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Houston Birth Photographer | Stephanie Shirley

You would think that being a birth photographer would make precious moments like a baby being born feel like it is just an everyday thing. I have to say that out of the four years that I have been shooting births, every birth is still just as special to me. It is my chance to remember all of the little moments I had when each of my boys were born, plus it is just so darn amazing!!! This couple was striving for a VBAC this second time around. Momma worked very hard to keep her spirits up and her doula did everything she could to support them with their decisions and mediate between them and the staff at the hospital. In the end, her birth story did not go as she would have hoped. Fortunately, the experience this second time around was much better for her. I just love watching all of the amazing things babies can do within an hour of being born. It gets me every time. :)

You’ll notice that my birth slideshows are incorporating more and more video in them. Just a glimpse as to what might be coming in the future.

Here’s Evie Bees birth story. Just check out how beautiful her Momma is!!

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Date: August 23, 2014

Delivered at: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

Doula: Kathleen Wilson with the Labor Enabler

Song: You and Me by Aaron and Andrew feat.  Holley Maher

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