Sawyer’s Birth Session

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.

2016-02-09_00032016-02-09_0004They had already come to the conclusion that she would likely need a c-section, and for that, they were sad, and scared….

They talked about it.  A lot.


There were tears…


And silliness 🙂


Do you see the cross in the back?  I believe someone was watching over them.


Once the decision was made, everyone wanted to lighten the mood, bring a smile, and silently pray for the best.


It’s a long, fast walk to that bright light room…


Dad waited quietly

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New life begins.

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OR Birth photosmaury regional midwifemaury regional birth photographerThis baby is LOVED

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Although, he did not love the bath.

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Congratulations mom & dad!

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  1. Hannah says:

    These are beyond Perfect thanks for capturing these moments for Kaylyn and Josh and well the whole family!

  2. Terry says:

    I am so HAPPY that Heather was able to do this for you! These are truly pictures and memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. Love you guys!

  3. Wes says:

    I love these pics. Since I couldn’t be there for my nephew’s birth these are great!

  4. Paula Zimmer says:

    As usual, Heather, you did a beautiful job capturing Sawyer’s birth. Precious pictures of my niece and her sweet family.

  5. Michaela says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job capturing this joyous moment for this beautiful family.

  6. Tad Parsell says:

    These pictures were so beautiful! Captivating and touching.

    Congratulations and welcome to the world to Sawyer!

  7. Erin says:

    Amazing! I wish I could have gotten to see him that night! Beautiful!

  8. Tara Tucker says:

    Absolutely beautiful! It’s a perfect record of the entire experience. I cried all over again!

  9. Jessi says:

    Love these! Absolutely beautiful! Congrats again Kaylyn!

  10. Becky says:

    I absolutely love these pictures. What great memories to cherish forever.

  11. Kelsie says:

    Love! These are so sweet!

  12. Kayla says:

    Absolutely breathtaking and flawless! Bring him to Ohio so I can snuggle him! So so happy for you guys!!

  13. Robin says:

    The pictures are wonderful, truly priceless..something you will treasure forever. .

  14. Lisa harris says:

    Such precious moments to cherish. I only have my memories of these moments with my son. So wonderful that you you have these picture memories to keep and share with others. Thank you for sharing.

  15. liz paff says:

    He is such a doll.Awesome pictures to treasure your whole life ! CONGRATS

  16. Richey Schatz says:

    Congrats yall! Did you ever know you could love someone so much? So happy for yall!

  17. Petina says:

    How beautifully done!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Amazing pictures!!!! Loved them all!!!!

  19. Jane says:

    Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing. I wish I would have had pictures like this with my kids!!! Enjoy your new little bundle of joy!!!!

  20. Ann Rypkowski says:

    These are so very special and beautiful memories to last a life time! Congrats again Kaylyn and Josh and handsome little man, Sawyer!!

  21. Angie H says:

    Beautiful Family! Beautiful pics! Love them!!!

  22. Terra says:

    THESE ARE BEYOND BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE THE B/W PHOTOS! What great memories for the whole family! Mom looks awesome and baby is sooo adorable!

  23. Angee Pena says:

    These are moments that take your breath away … So very beautiful.. Such love in the room.. Surrounded by your family and friends … Little Man is a lucky little guy to be able to really see his first moments with Mommy and Daddy. The pic are amazing

  24. GiGi says:

    Beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime! So blessed with such a wonderful family!

  25. Sherri Byrd says:

    awesome pictures congratulations Kaylyn and Josh

  26. Kaylyn says:

    These are incredible. I can’t even begin to thank you enough!

  27. Karah says:

    This baby is loved!! Beautiful pictures!

  28. Jeremy says:

    Awesome pics!

  29. Addie says:

    Love these pictures of my cousin!!!

  30. Bob says:

    Great pictures!

  31. Connie says:

    Photos are fantastic! We will be able to look back at this special day forever !

  32. Josh says:

    Thank you Heather for capturing this special time for us.

  33. Tina says:

    How amazing to capture that incredible experience!

  34. Alex says:

    Wonderful pictures

  35. J Friel says:

    Lovely family!! So happy for you all.

  36. Alyssa Davis says:

    Gosh my cousin is so stinkin cute !
    Roll tide

  37. Nonnie says:

    Love that sweet boy! Such great pictures!

  38. Julie says:

    Such a beautiful way to capture forever this miracle!

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