Birth Stories.

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Last fall, out of the blue, I was contacted by a woman named Jenn who was seeking a birth photographer. 

As I had previously never considered honing my photography skills in a small, dimly lit, hospital room, I was confused as to where she had come up with the crazy idea. Turns out a friend of mine had innocently tagged me in a FB post about birth photography. 

I set up a meeting with Jenn thinking it would be good exposure for me to do an in-person consultation/hoping to sell her on the idea of a Fresh 48 session or something else-I had no idea they would hire me. And hire me to do their maternity, birth & fresh 48 photos.  

This sent me into action, seeking out births I could do for practice, reading up on everything there is to know about birth photography: "do I use a flash?"
"will the hospital let me photograph the baby crowning?" 
I joined Facebook groups and found communities where experienced photographers answered these questions based on their own personal experiences. 

I was determined to blow these people away. 

In the last few months, my outlook on my business has completely changed. I was trying to figure out a way to fit in as a family photographer in this over saturated community and nothing was making any sense. Every part of doing business was difficult for me. But now that I've found what truly makes me feel alive, it's all come so easily. It feels natural. And I can see that I've been taking steps to get to this point, subconsciously, all along. 

I am so excited to share these birth stories with you. It is a privilege to be invited into the birthing space and I think it's so important that we continue to be honest about how natural and amazing birth can be.

Stay tuned...