Thursday, March 24, 2011

baby charlotte's birth story. Utah Birth Photographer

i have been so blessed to have the opportunity to shoot birth stories this year! i have had 5 so far and absolutely loved the experience every time. when jayme contacted me to shoot hers, i was SO excited! it was such a beautiful and exciting experience. they didn't find out the sex of the baby so we all had fun making guesses during labor. mom and dad said boy. FOR SURE, a BOY. so naturally, i guessed girl! you can guess how it played out...













this is jen.
jen is jayme's sister in law.
she works at a dermatology office.
she is not a nurse.
she is not qualified to deliver babies.
do not let the scrubs fool you.

[we were all ROLLING at this photo!]





at the final push, jeremy blurted out that he suddenly had a feeling that this baby was a GIRL.


and he was RIGHT.











big sister and brother...

























jayme, thank you so much for letting me be a part of miss charlotte's birth- it was truly an honor and such a special day. congratulations.


54 comments:

Bonnie Widmaier said...

beautiful

Melissa Sue said...

Oh my, my, my. These photos are beyond priceless. Jayme - you look fantastic and Jessica - you are inspiring. The photos of Jayme holding Charlotte for the first time and the kids meeting her completely choked me up. A. Maz. Ing.

Becca said...

wow...these are the most precious photos.

Carly said...

dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Toni said...

I'm crying here, those first pictures of her holding her. Man. Amazing. Feeling like I need to get pregnant and do it all over again, basically here saying you are amazing!

Robyn said...

This is the first birth story from anyone I've seen that hasn't grossed me out. Amazing job with shooting and editing! I loved how you captured reactions from everyone. That picture of the little girl skipping down the hall is adorable. This is incredible Jessica! You really made me feel part of their joy.

Mckenzie said...

I'm so excited I cam hardly stand it that you will be there for mine these are so incredible you are amazing

Andrea said...

I love this so much. every time you post a birth, i always get so emotional. you can just feel it in all of the photos. you truly are so talented!

congrats to mom, baby charlotte & the rest of their family!

Megan said...

Oh so beautiful. I want to do one so bad, I only got to do a half one and I'm dying to do it. You did amazing, and I cried especially when Jayme had tears.

Kiera said...

Jessica you (of course) did such a wonderful job with these. So tastefully done. Props to you girl!!

Jayme said...

I am pretty much obsessed with these! There are no words how grateful I am to you!! Thank you, thank you again and again!!

Oakstream Photography said...

Oh Jessica you are AMAZING! You did a FABULOUS job at capturing this birth story. I love every itty bitty detail you captured. I can really feel the entire moment from your images. Simply AMAZING, AHHHHHMMMMAAAZZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

whitney said...

gorgeous. you captured it all beautifully. xoxo

Irene said...

OMG!
I always cry with these pictures!...amazing job girl!

Erin said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos...seriously priceless. Well done!

Jess said...

I LOVE these kinds of sessions. I cray every time I see one. Thanks for sharing.

Jylare Smith said...

BEST birth story I've seen yet. Love!

The Crandizzles said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I wish you lived closer to Northern Idaho so I could have you do our birth story when I have my baby girl in May!

Ryan Hinman said...

Great work Jessica.

Haley K said...

What a beautiful family. Oh my heart skipped a beat (a few times) looking at all of those LOVELY photos...you captured such real, tender moments :) Those photos are treasures to that family for sure!

And it brought back such wonderful feelings, I had our little Brooks at Davis Hospital! :)

jean smith said...

i admit it...i totally shed a tear. images beyond priceless. love.

Jalene said...

wow. these totally made me cry a little bit. what a beautiful little girl! and a beautiful family!

Bliss Portraits said...

Wow! The ones where she first sees her baby made me cry! And I love the details... you are making me so excited to start shooting birthstories! Thanks for inspiring!

heather cherie photography said...

so perfect! :) incredible work!

Amber Duron said...

best birth story to date!! jess, you are basically AMAZING. :)

Kerry Sundahl Photography said...

Wow! These are absolutely amazing. I felt like I was in the room with them. I could almost feel what Jayme felt when she held that baby for the first time. These are priceless. So glad you were able to have these images, Jayme and family.

Denise said...

Wow...I never, ever tire of these posts. There is really nothing more beautiful than new life & you captured it beautifully!

Lacey Jay said...

i'm in tears! beautiful post. your always an inspiration!

Rach said...

oh man. I totally got so emotional looking at these, so beautiful!

Dion said...

I am so moved by these photos! They are honest, emotional, and simply perfect.

p.s. Your color is beautiful, especially for being in a hospital room.

Crave Photography said...

very moving Jess. You did a stand out job on this birth story. Really special for this family!

Suzanne said...

Can I go ahead and book you right now for my 4th child's birth? Not that I'm even close to getting pregnant for the fourth time but when it happens I'll be wanting you there to capture all the beauty like you did for this family. So perfect! But seriously what is your pricing for a birth story???

Wiff said...

booohooo! I'm crying with joy for this adorable family. Super super job on the images, they are gorgeous and the family must be overjoyed.

The Sanderson Fam said...

I lost it with that picture of her holding the baby with her hand on her chest and the tear on her cheak... AMAZING! What a beatiful moment to have captured on film.

Becky said...

Hi Jessica. I ran into you at Fashion Place Mall a couple of months ago and we got to talking in the shoe department (you were "on call" for a birthing photo shoot. I'm Kesha Scott's cousin. Anyway, I had my baby about 5 weeks ago and this post brought tears to my eyes! Nice work.

tracie said...

Can I just ask you what lens you use to do birth shoots. I have a 50mm 1.4, but wonder if it is hard, do you have enough room? Amazing pictures by the way.

Mallory Renee Kerwin said...

Thanks for making me cry!

misha rees said...

soooo beautiful. i couldn't help looking at those pictures without tearing up. beautiful, jessica!

Amanda said...

These are just amazing. I'm not one to cry at maternity/birth pictures, but these had me going. So beautiful.

Natalie said...

These are beautiful - I love Jayme - she is such a sweet mom. You have captured this moment so perfectly. Makes me wish I was still having kids :)

Becky said...

What an amazing photo shoot ! Wonderful story line and great pictures

Kirsten said...

JESS JESS JESS :) Those BEAUTIFUL pictures just conjured up all the memories from giving birth to my babies. WOW. Words cannot express. What a lucky family to have those.

Amy said...

Beautiful photos, you really caught all the emotion, and moment perfectly. Great work :)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh my! So beautiful. All those stripes cracked me up. And then one where the mom is holding her hand to her while holding the baby. Wonderful.

Sally Watts said...

These are just incredibly gorgeous and touching. I love every single image!

Emma said...

I'm a friend of your cuz, Rachel- loved these pics...I cried and now I really want a baby :).

Katie said...

These are amazing!

Kayleen said...

BEAUTIFUL job! Did you use your 24-70 or 50mm 1.4 on these pictures?

kim at allconsuming said...

I have to say, this is the most wondrously gorgeous photo montage of a baby's arrival into the world. Just breathtaking. I'm here via Pinterest. Of all places.

val said...

Awesome photos! Wowsers.

Celeste Russell said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

These are amazing! What an awesome experience to share with that family & to capture is so beautifully!

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Anonymous said...

I had my first baby 2 1/2 months ago, and was amazed after 9 months of hearing horror stories at what a deeply touching, precious, perfect experience childbirth is. Thank you for capturing that beauty, I wish every expecting mother could see these.