Little Everett sure did make an entrance into this world! His Mama was in labor for quite awhile and when she finally started pushing we were all positive that it was going to take awhile...little did we know! One, two pushes later - BOOM there's baby Everett! Just going to show you that no 2 births are the same, ever!! What a pleasure to have witnessed this amazing arrival!
Friday, January 10, 2014
I loved being a part of Oliver's birth! What a lucky little boy this guy is! He couldn't have two parents that wanted him more if he tried! I loved working with Melissa & Susan throughout their pregnancy and afterwards!
This was my 1st birth at DeKalb Medical! My favorite part of this facility...it's mandatory for the baby and mother to spend the 1st hour having direct skin-to-skin contact! What a wonderful notion!
I had to wake up extra early the morning Oden was born. Truth be told, I'm not normally a morning person, unless a baby is being born! It's amazing how that adrenaline will getcha moving in the wee hours of the morning! That early morning wake-up call was totally worth it, I mean look at how precious he was!!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Giving birth is such an awesome event and being able to photograph and capture that event is such a thrill! There isn't anything I love to photograph and document more than births! I love being able to free up dads, moms, grandparents and birth partners from cameras & cords giving them the opportunity to fully support Mom and the baby.
If you live in the Atlanta area please contact me for more information on how I can assist in this momentous occasion! firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.769.4243
This was my first time photographing a water birth & I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it was! Seriously! And this mother...Christy, she rocked that birth! She was so focused and determined and did an all out fantastic job! And that husband of hers...WOW! My wish is that everyone could have a birth partner that dedicated and loving! And then that baby? Can we all collectively *sigh* and say "PRECIOUS!"
Thank you Christy & Patrick for letting me a part of this amazing experience! Congratulations!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
While she didn't arrive to our world exactly as planned...what matters is that she is HERE! Welcome Baby Brantley!!
I love watching new parents watch their new baby - I can remember when my son was born, all my husband & I did for the first three months is sit there and stare at him in amazement!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Although, I highly recommend having your birth(s) photographed, I do think it's a brave act for a Mom to decide to have her birth photographed! The idea can be a little uncomfortable... the thought of someone taking pictures of you in not always flattering light and/or angles and during a really intimate moment...can you say nerve wracking?
So, I asked Laura, proud Mom of Jackson, whose birth I photographed, to write a few words that may calm any fears that you may have regarding birth photography. I hope you'll agree that documenting this precious time in your families life is so important!
There are many events in your life that you want to make sure you never forget and your child's birth would be one of the top events. The irony is that these events you want to remember the most are often the hardest to remember due to how they are so frantic and busy. This was our thought process and what ultimately led us to decide to hire a birth photographer. We had a peace of mind knowing that this beautiful moment would be a forever lasting memory caught in photos and that Ben could focus on the most important thing that day... his beloved wife and son.Now, you can't just hire anyone to photograph your child's birth. You need someone who is kind, compassionate and who can empathize with what you are going through. Those characteristics barely begin to describe Lindsey Lingenfelter. At our maternity shoot, which was the first time we had met her in person, we felt like we had known each other for years! She is so down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and easy to work with.The day of Jackson's birth, we called Lindsey and she met us at the hospital, ready and available. She arrived in plenty of time to document the special moments with our families before labor became too intense. Our families really enjoyed getting to know her as she captured these special moments.Initially, we had reservations about having other people in the room, as we are moderately conservative people. But, Lindsey did a fantastic job quietly capturing the delivery without us even noticing. The photos that she took were so tasteful that we would show them to anyone. Lindsey photographed Ben as he was able to “catch” Jackson and hold his son for the first time. The sheer joy (on Ben's face) caught in the shot alone affirmed our decision in hiring Lindsey as our birth photographer.Without hesitation, we will hire Lindsey to photograph the birth of our next child.-Benjamin, Laura, and Jackson Ladd