So I am not a photography expert by any means, but it is something I have loved ever since I was a yearbook photographer in jr. high. Yeah. I was that cool. And later on I didn’t use much more than a point and shoot camera for all of my many collage years.
When baby #1 came my husband and I were still in school and very poor. You should have seen our apartment, it was a basement apartment in a house divided in 4, possibly 5 separate living areas. It was a glorified hallway. I know, pretty glamorous. But right before I had my Levi, I saw a woman on craigslist looking for some babies to photograph to expand her portfolio. You can bet I got in touch as fast as I could to see if she would do mine when he came, and she was so sweet and said she would. When I saw the final results they were AMAZING. They are still to date some of my favorite pictures and I will forever be grateful she agreed to do it. I know without them we wouldn’t have had any newborn pictures of him.
Now I have been doing a lot more photography thanks to the fact we have two of the most beautiful boys ever created (not that I’m biased or anything) and I am fairly devoted to our family blog. That and the photography tips I have learned from taking pictures for my shop, have taught me a lot and because of it I have been my asked numerous times by family and friends to take pictures for weddings, sr. pics, babies, you name it. I normally say yes because I know, that while I am not perfect, far from anything professional and am still learning, it can mean a lot to someone especially if they otherwise weren’t going to have pictures done at all. I guess me is better than nothing! It’s fun and I always learn a lot.
Today I took maternity pictures for a good friend (hopefully I’ll post them soon)from high school. As we chatted I remembered when I did another friends birth story and couldn’t find it posted anywhere so I thought I’d put it up again, especially since she wanted to see it. This was an amazing experience, it was my first time ever seeing a live birth, including my own since I had two c-sections. I was so grateful she let me be there for it.
Slideshow: Baby Gavin Birth Experience – Slideshow