It was several months ago when I had the pleasure of photographing Nicole’s birth. Their sweet little girl came so fast that she was born in the passenger seat of their Kia Soul. She asked that I get a video of the actual birth for them to treasure always. Here is the video of their family meeting Kalina for the first time, a birth I will never forget. If you would like to check out the entire birth story with some of the pictures, you can read all about that experience Tampa Car Birth.
Every birth is so unique! As a local birth photographer, I make a commitment to be ready and available to my birth clients from 37 weeks gestation on. That means that I am always carrying around my camera bag, have an escape plan (in case I get stuck somewhere), have babysitting planned out, and am available to leave as soon as active labor is imminent. For Nicole’s birth, I trusted my gut and headed on the road at 4 am just to miss the morning rush hour and I am so glad I did! I was able to beat them to the birth center, get these amazing shots and experience first hand the power of birth.
Photography and videography for births is truly a passion of mine. I also love seeing these sweet babies as they grow with their families. My friend D’ann Boal has the most beautiful outdoor and studio sessions out in Boulder Colorado. You can check out one of her most recent sessions at Boulder Photographer 1st Year Sessions.