As I think back on 2015 there are several things that stand out to me. This was the year that I decided to take a leap into unknown territory. I was scared and unsure of myself, but I had a feeling deep inside that told me this was the right thing to do. I posted in a local Mom’s facebook group asking if anyone would let me photograph their birth. Crazy right? No one would let a stranger into their birth space… within 10 minutes I had 25 people interested. I was in shock and so excited all at the same time.
I knew if I wanted to be a birth photographer I needed to change up my gear bag a bit. I sold a lens and bought 2 more, networked like crazy, and bravely waited as my “on call” window approached for my first client. I was terrified, excited, and so ready! Somehow I knew it would be a life changing experience.
From the first moment I stepped in the door everything felt so right. Even after hours of waiting for the baby to arrive I was energized like I had never felt with other sessions. Don’t get me wrong, families, children and newborns are wonderful. But there is something so sacred about witnessing a new life coming in to this world.
So this is what I do. I am a birth photographer. I will still take on weddings on a case by case basis, but my primary focus is here.
On the first day of fall, little Corban made his grand entrance.