Houston Birth Photographer | Presenting Hugo

I was so excited when this family contacted me to be their birth photographer because it meant that I would get to follow their family from the beginning through the end. After meeting them for a client consult, we dove right in with a gender reveal session. It was more like a reveal to the rest of their friends and family since they already knew what they were having before the met me. Fast forward to sweating our booties off for their maternity session. There’s nothing like a good cool down through the sprinklers at a major Houston park at the end of a session! :) Although we thought we would get things moving and shaking after the maternity session, baby decided to take his time and make his appearance the day after Momma’s due date. Although the birth didn’t go exactly as they had planned, everyone came out happy and healthy. From there I was welcomed into their home to take Hugo’s newborn pictures. It was so inviting and relaxing and he did so well during our session. Such a wondefully fun family!!! I am so sad to say that we have come to the end of our road.

I so enjoyed getting to be a part of your birth story!

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Last but not least… their birth story:

 

Date: June 28, 2014

Delivered at: The Woman’s Hospital

Song: Love is Big Enough by Holley Maher

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Houston Birth Photographer | Presenting Raven

This Spring was quite a change for this birth photographer with two Mommas who delivered early. This sweet girl wasn’t expected until May, but decided to make her appearance 4 weeks early. Unfortunately after many hours of pushing, baby was far from making her way into the world. After doing what she could to help Momma out, she decided that the safest thing for baby was to do a C-Section. Although this wasn’t the birth they had planed, Mom and Dad wanted to do whatever they needed to deliver her out safely. Sweet Raven was born at 9:09 pm weighing a mere 4 lbs 11 oz. Such a sweet little thing! I kept in touch with Mom and Dad over the next few weeks as Raven grew and prepared herself to be released from the NICU. I was blessed to be able to meet them at the hospital the day she got to go home to help commemorate the joyous occasion.

I am so happy to continue to make so lifelong relationships with these families and watch as they embrace parenthood and the additions to their family. I cannot wait to watch Raven grow!

I love this sweet picture of Mom and Raven just moments before being released from the hospital.

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Date: April 4, 2014

Delivered at: The Woman’s Hospital

Song: You Are Mine by Secret Nation feat. Spencer Combs and Holley Maher

 

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Houston Birth Photographer | Presenting Aiden

As a birth photographer, you know to keep in mind that every client is different and every birth is different. This loudly rang true with this Mama. Her bag of waters ruptured early on a Wednesday morning. Wanting to labor at home as long as possible, she went about her day resting and watching for signs that labor was progressing. That evening, they made their way to the hospital to get checked in and continue with their birth plan at the hospital. Come Thursday morning, things showed that they were progressing, but slowly. At this point, being concerned with the amount of time the bag of waters had been ruptured, the hospital decided to start her on pitocin to help labor continue to progress. Come afternoon, we started seeing signs of being on the brink of active labor. Mom was doing an awesome job through contractions and labor was still slowly progressing. Throughout the night, things started to slow even more. By Friday morning, the decision was made to go through with a C-Section. After 48 hours of labor and a ruptured bag of waters, Mom and Dad decided to go with what was best for baby. This little 37 week, 6 pound 6 ounce, 19.5 inch boy finally made his appearance.

I never cease to be amazed by the strength that women have when it comes to labor. Mama, you a did an amazing job through the ups and down of your labor and delivery. I am truly Blessed to have seen the love and support you and Dad have for each other. ♥

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The Women’s Pavilion, Houston

Date: March 28, 2014

Delivered at: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

Doctor: Dr. Carla Ortique

Doula: Robin Selvera with Bella Vie Baby Planners

Song: Seeing the Future by Dexter Britain

 

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