Saturday, October 29, 2011

Joy's Birth Day

This was the most special session I've ever shot.

Capturing the moment when ...
a baby breathes their first breath and lets out that newborn cry
a parent sees their baby's face after 9 long months of waiting
a grandmother sees her first granddaughter arrive...

These are sacred moments.
And why I love what I do.

When Jenny first asked me to shoot the birth of her second child, Joy, I admit I was intimidated. First of all, Jenny is a very talented photog and second, um, hello, it's a birth!! But I was also very honored and grateful that she would trust me with such an intimate moment... 

Although there are a ton of images from that day, here are just a few glimpses, shared with permission from Jenny....


Love of Joy


Just the two of them



Joy's big brother Evan (in picture frame above) was staying with his grandparents and was coming the next day to visit his little sister for the first time....
I'll be sharing some images from their first meeting in the next post~


  1. small world. i went to HS with jenny + gina. i doubt they remember me. crazy. anywho...just added you to my reader! been practicing all day yesterday and today. i'm getting a ton of blurry and ugly lighting shots, but loving the few that are coming out great. thanks for your tips!

  2. i know i always say this're amazing and sooo talented! thank you so much for capturing these perfect little moments for us. i love the photos so much! i feel so truly blessed to know you and to be able to benefit from your talent. thank you! *hug*

  3. @Esther - it is a small world! Keep shooting, looking forward to seeing your posts too~ @Jenny - I'm so glad to know you too~ thank you for letting me be part of such a huge moment in your life!

  4. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L! I love how you captured this most special moment!