Category Archives: Birth

The Hart Family Session!

I had a blast with these guys! Mike and Nancy have two beautiful children, Juliana and Blake! Juliana is 5 and loves all things girly! Such a little sweetheart! And Blake is two and is all about Star Wars! They love family ice cream nights and playing in the park! I think the kids had a great time playing while I got some family shots! I snapped one of them playing with bubbles that I particularly love! These two little ones are best friends and I love it! They are absolutely adorable! It was great to get some photos of them playing together. I love photographing siblings! You know you are snapping a picture of two people who will have each other’s backs forever!

We also got their sweet dog Marley in the photos! What’s a family photo without the family dog?! Marley was quite the little champ for the family photos! Take a look at some of my favorites!


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I never quite have the words to say to explain how it feels to be a birth photographer.  It is such an amazing experience, such an honor to be let into a couple’s lives during these intimate, emotional moments.  I’m always a little beside myself that y’all trust ME to capture such an important event, and I have to say, they have become some of my favorite sessions.  It’s even better when mom and dad bring baby back for a newborn session, which they did!  Little Sawyer’s newborn session will be up next on the blog!  But back to the moment…  Like I said before, I don’t have the words, but as the saying goes:  “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so here’s a couple thousand for you 😀


At this point, poor Kaylyn had already been in labor all night the night before, and all day.  I kept checking my phone, waiting, and she greeted me with a smile.

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It’s always an honor to be chosen as a birth photographer.  I can’t quite describe the experience, I just don’t have the words.  It’s beautiful.  I think it’s possibly the most emotional kind of photography you can do that has a happy outcome.  It means a lot to me.  I hope these guys feel the same way too.

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Not every birth goes as expected.  I’d say most probably don’t.  Sometimes you don’t get to photograph the big moment, but capturing all the love afterwards is just as rewarding!

Here’s what Terry had to say about her birth session:

Heather is incredibly talented and such a fine woman to work with! First of all, she was willing to make herself available to us during the very last week of my pregnancy. I needed someone to be “on call” for us since we didn’t know when our daughter would choose to make her debut, and Heather accepted the challenge without hesitation. I will forever cherish the photos she captured from our daughter’s birth. Second, she was willing to bring us back into her studio to shoot a few pictures of our baby with mommy and daddy since I didn’t speak up and get them done at our newborn session. I am truly grateful to have found her, and feel so comforted knowing she will be there to photograph our daughter’s entire first year! It’s so good knowing I have found our family’s new photographer! I would trust her with any event. 🙂

Thank you Terry!  I’m honored I got to be there to capture your baby’s first moments, your first moments together as a family, and look forward to watching her grow!

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There is something so special about photographing a birth.  As I was editing this session, I couldn’t help but think: this is the most raw emotion one can possible capture on camera.  At least, the most emotion you can capture that has a happy ending.  I’ve seen some pretty terrific photos of tragedies without a happy ending, but that’s just not the same.  This will bring a tear to your eye in a good way.  I’m so honored I got to be part of this moment with this lovely family.

Here’s what Shannon had to say about our session:

I just saw my blog post from my birth session and the images are beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes and is something I will cherish forever! I am so thankful to have these photographs. Heather has such amazing talent. I would recommend her to anyone. She is such a wonderful, sweet soul. We used her for maternity, birth, and newborn.

Warms my heart!

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