Category: Documenting Birth + Baby

An Intimate Home Birth Photographed in Low Light

I’ve been fortunate to be given access into the lives of photo subjects, such as in my long-form photo project Girls…Now Women, about women I met as teens in foster care. I’ve gotten to know their children over the years. However, I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to document someone delivering a child. The first time […]

Dublin photographer

“We Can Too” Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

This group of mothers wanted their story told and asked me for help. They want to show health professionals in Ireland that: It’s possible to breastfeed babies and children with Down Syndrome. A few statistics on breastfeeding in Ireland: “Current exclusive breastfeeding rates in Ireland on discharge from maternity hospital are 46.3%. (Sourced: Breastfeeding in a […]

How to Get More Great Photos in a Short Documentary Session

This post is the second in a series about how long a documentary session “should” be. The first, Shooting Under the Pressure of a Clock is here. To summarize, I mentioned that often in a short, 1 hour or so session (especially in-home when things move a bit slower), I leave feeling like I could […]

When a Newborn Fresh 48 Session Turns into a Birth Session

This birth was a divine gift. Although we had discussed birth photography, this mother had decided to opt for a Fresh 48 session in the hospital for her sweet daughter’s arrival and we had scheduled the time I would arrive. On my way, I texted the father-to-be and asked if precious Joy was here yet. […]

Documentary Family Photography with Newborn

A Fresh 48 of a New Family of 4 with a Documentary Approach

Getting the chance to witness the new love that surrounds a brand spanking, new baby is joyous. Getting to capture those moments with my camera is even better. There are no posed moments, only raw emotions. This had lots of those moments! When I’m working with a family in this type of setting, I like […]

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