the birth of john

I connected with this family right away, from the moment I walked in the door for their pre-birth consultation.  Their dynamic, the ages and relationships of their children, all felt so very familiar (minus the baby on the way of course).  Visiting them felt just like being at home!  Their sweet baby boy is a few months old now and I hear growing pretty quick!  He was born at the Austin Area Birthing Center.  I can honestly say that this one was tough for me to stand back and blend in.  They are a riot, I laughed and smiled so much during early labor. A whole lot of smiles and a whole lot of love. This labor and delivery was longer than her other 3 but she was such a trooper, so strong, so able and she really listened to her body.  Their amazing doula, Shelley Scotka, has been there for the birth of all 4 of their children.  What a huge blessing and amazing relationship they have with her.  If you are thinking of hiring a doula (and I highly recommend it for all birth settings!) she would be a great choice.

Thank you to the family for allowing me to share the birth of their son.  But most of all, thanks for letting me be there that day to capture it all.

The Birth of John…..

2011-01-15T20:52:03-06:00January 15th, 2011|Austin Photographer, Client Work|

the birth of evangeline

This slideshow makes me cry every single time I watch it.  The beautiful music sets me right over the crying threshold.  You see, the stunning voice, is none other than the woman in labor.  Her child entering the world to the sound of her voice.  She is incredibly talented (and is working on a lullaby CD, I personally can’t wait!).  This birth was filled with happy, quiet, curious, wonderful, beautiful moments….

[ This birth was attended by midwife Christy Tashjian and I would highly recommend her. ]

2010-10-16T14:55:02-05:00October 16th, 2010|Austin Photographer, Client Work|

Joseph & Luke

I tried to pick a few favorites from this spring session to post here on the blog, and I just couldn’t do it.  I love every single one.  I had this beautiful family on my calendar for quite some time and I was SO looking forward to photographing them.  As expected, they were a total blast to hang out with. I hope they love them as much as I do….

This is my 4th set of twin boys since moving to Austin.  Not that I mind, I absolutely adore sweet little boys. But it leaves me to wonder, are there even any girl twins in Austin???  😉

2010-08-26T21:05:43-05:00August 26th, 2010|Austin Photographer, Client Work|

Happy Mother’s Day | Austin Family Photographer

I feel so blessed to have a mother who spent my childhood days loving me.  She was always coming up with ways to be creative and it shaped who I am and what I do.  Most important of all, she showed me how to be a loving mother.  I hope I’m half the Gee Gee she is one day (a very, very long time from now).  Thanks Mom.

Being a mom is more than I ever imagined it would be. It’s both exhilarating and exhausting, funny and somber, and every other emotion in between that God gave us.   They make me laugh more than they make me cry.  I’ve learned to forgive the lack of sleep and the constant worry that started the day those two little lines popped up.  I’m happy it will never go away, the worry, because it means they are loved.  And so am I.  They love me like no other, but I love them more. They are crazy and fun and they make my heart swell constantly.

I also have the greatest professional job in the world.  I witness love, mothers and children, women in the moment they become a mother….and it is amazing.  So, so many beautiful moments this year.  I hope I’ve captured them with integrity.  Thank you to my clients for sharing your moments with me.  Here are just a few of my favorites in a little slideshow:

[Photos of my family courtesy of Sara Lopez.  If you have trouble viewing the embedded slideshow, click here to view full screen.]

Happy Mother’s Day!

2010-05-07T18:03:00-05:00May 7th, 2010|Client Work, My Family|

austin birth photography . the birth of lucy

A big thank you to Lucy’s parents for allowing me to share their birth experience, birth is an intimate experience and it takes a lot to put yourself out there.  Big kudos to you guys!  I love these images.  I’m thankful they love them too and that they are allowing me to share them.  I hope these images capture their day, Lucy’s day.  I hope they capture how beautiful, and faith filled this family is.

the birth of lucy

I have to tell you that for the first time since I picked up a dslr camera, I wished it had a video feature (hmmmm, maybe I do need that new 5D).  At the end of the slideshow, you’ll see a little boy, a big brother, with bright eyes, blond hair and a big smile.  He’d been planning for awhile to sing his new little sister her first song.  He did it beautifully.  He sung Jesus Loves Me, all the way through and barely took his eyes off of his new baby sister, smiling the whole time.  I’m surprised the images out of my camera are even in focus because I shot them with my eyes welled up with tears, it was that sweet.

And thank you all so much for your warm comments to the post below.  That image will remain one of my all time favorites for many years to come.

Congratulations again K Family!

2009-01-05T19:40:36-06:00December 6th, 2008|Client Work|