preston | birth photography

Wow. Let’s just start with how amazing birth is. Life. The miracle of a new little person coming into this world just blows my mind. This was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The mother, Courtney, is one of my best friends and she said from the beginning she wanted Preston’s birth documented. I have photographed in the delivery room during labor for another friend, but didn’t get to witness the actual birth. I was nervous and excited and didn’t know what to expect. I thought to witness a real life birth before ever having a baby of my own would surely scare me away forever! It surely did not. I saw it all. Everything. You can’t NOT watch. It was amazing and beautiful and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything… well… almost anything… Preston arrived early that next morning at 3:10am and I had a wedding to shoot that day, so the clock was ticking! It was the full circle of super important days that weekend and I’m so glad that nobody’s was missed!!!

See some of my favorite shots below and you can view the full slideshow, here. Welcome, sweet baby Preston. You are so loved.

Never a dull moment with these two… you’ve got to do SOMETHING to pass all that time!

several hours later, getting closer…

Courtney’s husband and momma. So sweet and encouraging.

The future grandmothers! 


Then just a few days later, we photographed the new family in their home…






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