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 […]

Self Portraits of Maternity Life Inspired Through Peri-Natal Depression

The first image in this story stopped me in my tracks over on Instagram. I wanted to crawl back in bed and be as comfy as she looked! Little did I know, there was a darker story behind this photo that I couldn’t see on the surface. Photographer Justine Curran created a series to savor […]

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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