August . Vancouver Birth Photographer

I don't know what it is that I love so much about birth photography. Every single time that I photograph one it just gets me in a way that's hard to explain. Mom and Dad loving each other before their baby arrives - the way they are together, dad encouraging mom, mom working so hard and the emotion as baby is arriving and does finally arrive.  Witnessing that new life being born. And knowing that one day, baby will look back on these photos and be able to know what it looked like at that exact moment their life began. And they will know how they were instantly so loved by those closest to them. It is such a rush to document a birth and also instantly brings me back to when my own two boys were born, so I suppose there is a nostalgic part to it as well.  Whatever it is and why I love it so much, it is always such an incredible honor to be asked to document a birth. Being there for Shari and Mike was no exception. Never mind that they are two of the best wedding photographers in the world, but also two of the kindest, genuine and loving people you will ever meet. I have no doubt that this is going to be one loved and adored baby.

Thank you both, from the bottom of my heart, for having me there to photograph the birth of August. I couldn't have been more honored. xo

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Imogen . Vancouver Birth Photographer

I got the call to document Imogen's birth at 1 in the morning. Of course this was a night that I had decided to stay up late to work so had only gone to bed an hour or so before the call. But, this being the 2nd birth I was photographing, I was pretty excited to get up, grab my gear and head out to Abbotsford where mom and dad were just getting to the hospital. 

Mom, Jayme, is a photographer herself and has documented many births.. so needless to say, I was fairly honored when she asked if I would be interested in photographing her 2nd baby girl. This one ended up being a csection in the end and unfortunately I wasn't allowed to come into the room, but I was so honored and thankful to be present leading up to it. I love focusing on mom and dad's interactions and relationship during the birth - the hand holding and encouragement, and the little looks to each other. And I was happy that it worked out afterwards to meet Imogen and to photograph big sister coming and meeting her for the first time. Both births I've photographed have had an older sibling come and meet their new little sibling. I've teared up during this moment both times.. such a special time for siblings to meet for the first time and of course it takes me immediately back to when my oldest met his new little brother. 

I'll leave you with some of my favorite images of little Imogen making her entrance to the world. Thank you once again to Jayme for having me there. It was an honor to document this for you. xo

 

Owen . Vancouver Birth Photographer

I have been wanting to document a birth for some time now and I can't even put into words how amazing and special it was to be present for this afternoon. I am so thankful for mama and this family for allowing me to be there. Such an honor. Welcome to the world little Owen. You are so loved. 
Many of my favorites from Owen's Birth Day -