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Nollner Family Birth Photography

Birth photography is one of my very favorite sessions to document.  There is no stress about posing or props.

Birth photography is all about emotion and documenting the tender relationship between a husband and a wife.

It’s about capturing the strength that a woman has to endure contraction after contraction.

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birth photography

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It’s all about the moment when a strong woman becomes a new mom.  When a doctor places the new arrival on mom’s chest and mom with tears streaming down her flushed cheeks strokes her baby’s soft little cheeks.

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Birth photography is about the pride a husband has watching his wife bring a new son or daughter into his life.  I have a very important job to capture each of these moments.  Unposed, raw, beautiful.

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Photo by Two Color Photography Associate Photography – Ashlee Parkinson

When I learn that a pregnant mom is going to deliver her baby natural my adrenaline spikes.  A natural delivery takes each of these emotions to another level.  Husband and wife have to be so connected.  The soon to be dad has to be ever vigilant to assure that every single need his beautiful bride has is met.

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The advanced preparation for both parents is so important.  Deciding on the support team that will be there to support mom and dad.

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Selecting a doctor that will listen to the wishes of the soon to be mom.  Choosing a place to deliver that will support the couple in their wishes for a natural labor.  Studying techniques to help you through the hours of labor and knowing which tools you can use for help.

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Amy’s labor began in the morning and they decided to head to hospital later that afternoon.  Her support team was her husband Jon and her wonderful mother.  They had an incredible app on Amy’s phone that helped keep track of Amy’s contractions.

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Logan Regional Hospital followed Amy’s wishes to not be confined to her bed during her labor.  Amy didn’t want to be tied to the monitors limiting her ability to use the mental and physical tools she had learned to help with the contractions.

After 10 hours of labor I had to call in my wonderful associate photographer to help finish the session.   I needed a few hours of sleep before a newborn session that was scheduled for that same morning.  Ashlee Parkinson does amazing work for me.  I can always trust that her work is going to be top of the line and that gives me so much comfort when I turn over a session.

Finally after hours of labor, it was time to prepare to meet Lilah.

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Previous 3 photos by Two Color Photography Associate Photography – Ashlee Parkinson

I was so honored that the Amy chose me to photograph her birth story.  As a little sneak peek, let’s see how adorable Lilah was for her newborn session:

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13 replies
  1. Catherine Bennett
    Catherine Bennett says:

    These are beautiful! Nothing more tender than being able to look bsck on these precious and sacred moments.

    My name is Catherine Bennett and I had my first baby Josie Bennett on Thanksgiving morning. It was so fitting considering it took us years to get pregnant. No better way to put a holiday like Thanksgiving into perspective. She is perfect (of course) and I wouId be so grateful to have her photos taken to capture this sweet age.

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  2. Shelbie Brereton
    Shelbie Brereton says:

    Secretly I have been stalking your birth photography for like months! I’m trying to convince my husband we need to have you there!

    I didn’t know you were related to Janica though! I love the Pead girls 🙂

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  3. Kim Scrogham
    Kim Scrogham says:

    These are beautiful and truly amazing, I know my daughter would have loved to have the opportunity for a true birthing photography session. Hopefully she will be able to experience that with her second child. Your newborn photos are amazing as well.

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  4. Kaitlin Cluster
    Kaitlin Cluster says:

    These are incredible and inspiring! I’m about to give birth to my first in a few months and feel so comforted seeing moments like these of amazing and strong women! Love your work!

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