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One of my goals for 2012 is to focus on developing a niche for my photography. While I enjoy shooting children of all ages (with a camera, of course! 😉 ), my creative juices really flow more naturally with seniors, couples, and moms-to-be. Being a mother, myself, I have a certain affinity with the pregnant body. Personally, I find nothing more beautiful than a woman developing life inside her womb. It is magical, mystical, and miraculous what our bodies can do, if we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity and make that choice.

She wears 37 weeks well, doesn’t she?

About a week later, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.

I only wish I could’ve been present for that, but alas, she lives too far away.

Birth photography is something I have a great interest in, but have not yet had the opportunity to explore. It is, essentially, having a photographer with you during your labor and delivery process to document the experience of your birth. It can happen in your home or in the hospital delivery room. It is not invasive, and generally uses only natural light so as to not annoy anyone with the use of flash. The result is a tasteful, journalistic account of the birth experience, typically presented in an album of black and white photographs to cherish for years to come.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in having a birth experience documented, please contact me at any time.