First of all, let me just say, I do NOT endorse not hiring a professional birth photographer! As you read this, keep in mind that I desperately wanted to have my friend and fellow photographer Jill with me during my fourth birth. I was heartbroken that she wasn’t allowed to be there!
I gave birth to our fourth baby in the midst of the Covid-10 pandemic. It was around Christmas time and the restrictions were still in full force. Michael was able to be with me in the hospital and in the delivery room but no one else was permitted to be with us.
As a photographer, the thought of not documenting the birth of one of our children and knowing that all of the others had been documented was incredibly sad to me! So, we created a plan!!
Together, with the help of Tyler Herrinton and our new R6 Mirrorless Canon Camera, we were able to capture and document baby Rhett’s birth and I’m so incredibly thankful!!! What a gift!!
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Overall, I wish we could have had a photographer there but I am THRILLED with the results of our make-shift setup. I never thought I would have to brainstorm a way to document my own birth but like we all experienced, anything was possible in 2020!!
Enjoy this video and if you’re considering documenting your own birth, I hope you’ll find these tips and tricks to be insightful and helpful!
I just feel like I need to say…. prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for some of the most gorgeously styled details I’ve ever photographed. Prepare yourself for fun portraits and the sweetest ceremony and lastly, prepare yourself for some serious JOY!!
I bought the RF 100mm Macro because I wanted to compare it with my EF 100mm Macro! I’ve had the EF for YEARS but since I upgraded to the R6 last year, I’ve slowly been replacing my lenses with the RF models.
This Dover Hall Estate wedding was one for the books! Wow! Just incredible! From the planning to the florals to the dress and creative use of the property. It was just gorgeous!! We met Ryan and Danielle at their engagement session a few months back and we fell in love with them. They are truly as kind and thoughtful and sweet as they appear.
Oh you are something!!!! We are starting to lose you around the house! You crawl under tables, behind couches and soon, I just know you’re going to discover the stairs! You will walk laps around the ottomans and you LOVE to pull up on everything. I’ve caught you multiple times trying to splash in the toilet and it’s just hilarious… your brother or sister NEVER attempted that!
This day was one for the record books. It was the first time we had photographed anything at the beautiful Ivy Rose Barn and let me tell you, it’s a dream! It was also the first time that I was able to meet Sharon and Turner in person!! This is SO rare for me!! Normally we’ve already met our KJ Couples beforehand but thanks to the pandemic, we never had a chance to!
We’re in a quite a new season. Rhett’s seventh month has been the month where he decided to start moving! No cord, cup, small choking sized object is safe anymore! This happened literally the week he turned seven months and he has been on the go ever since.