Sweet Aurora Grace | DFW birth photographer

One of my biggest unexpected blessings of 2009 was most definitely the growth of my birth photography.  Words simply cannot explain how much my heart has been opened just by witnessing tiny miracles grand entrances to the world.  I truly feel so honored to have been chosen by so many families to be apart of such a personal experience and its not something I take lightly. In fact, I will take each and every experience with me and truly treasure it for my life time. To say ” I was present at your birth” isn’t something many people get to say more than a few times with their own children. So, for all of you who entrusted me with such a special time, thank you. Thank you from ever fiber in my being.

I love how each and every birth is so completely unique. Little Aurora’s grand entrance was so extremely special because her stoic momma had her naturally (that means no drugs people!) I must say that I, personally am a huge fan of no pain, hence my decision to have an epidural with Mia Grace, but I must say, if I thought for a even a split second that I could handle childbirth the way Lauren did so beautifully, I would sign up for natural childbirth in a minute. (hence, why I will be ordering up the epidural on my way to the hospital for round two!)  I truly was in awe of the whole process and I still cannot wrap my mind around how I didn’t hear a peep from her until it was time to push! Even the nurse looked amazed and couldn’t believe how “controlled” she was. Wow is all I can really say!

Dad, Royce, was equally as strong. I heard a rumor that he doesn’t do well with hospitals and that sort of thing, but I thought he was the perfect combination of support for Lauren during the whole process.  This was also the first birth I’ve photographed where there was a sibling involved, which I LOVED.  It truly was a joy for me to watch Braeden experience the whole thing. He did a pretty good job of not acting too awfully excited, as every seven year old boy should, but his whole demeanor changed when he saw her for the first time.  And, for someone who wasn’t too impressed with the whole thing, he certainly didn’t budge from his front row view at the nursery window while those nurses cleaned and pricked and prodded at his new baby sister.  It was quite a site to see!

Lauren and Royce’s family were just delightful as well. I often wonder how the family feels with me being there … this stranger with a huge camera! I hope all the families of the births I’ve photographed know what an important role they play during the whole process. Thank you all for your kindness and welcoming hearts to me. It can’t be easy meeting someone for the first time and trusting them with such an important day. What an honor it was to meet and chat with you all!

I received permission this morning to share from Lauren (so thank her!) as you take a peek into the amazing birth of sweet Aurora Grace. Isn’t she just beautiful?!!

Remember sweet Aurora Grace? | DFW Newborn Photographer: […] If you didn’t already see Miss Aurora Grace enter this world, you should definitely take a minute to witness the miracle of her birth HERE. […] (Feb 25, 2015 at 16:29 pm)
Lucy Wineman: Another beautiful birth! (Mar 05, 2010 at 15:31 pm)
Danielle: I could watch this over and over! You have such an amazing talent....come to NY pleassssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee! (Mar 03, 2010 at 20:37 pm)
remember sweet Aurora Grace? | dfw newborn photographer » Love, Me Blog: [...] If you didn’t already see Miss Aurora Grace enter this world, you should definitely take a minute to witness the miracle of her birth HERE. [...] (Mar 02, 2010 at 10:30 am)
haley: you did a fantastic job! what an amazing experience :) you captured it perfecting- joy pouring out of every image. xo (Feb 13, 2010 at 17:48 pm)
Yvonne: Beautiful images of a beautiful day! (Feb 11, 2010 at 18:20 pm)
Jamie Kutter: love your new header! (Feb 04, 2010 at 15:55 pm)
Jenny Russell: Beautiful. One of the most touching events I have ever had the privilege to share. (Feb 04, 2010 at 13:02 pm)
Loree (Crystal's Aun: Oh, what a beautiful miracle God has given us. I have two girls and it still gets to me - the miracle of child birth is. Thank you to your lovely family for sharing. God Bless you (Feb 03, 2010 at 21:47 pm)
Crystal: Thanks everyone! It was such an honor to be there!!! (Feb 01, 2010 at 14:07 pm)
gayla: I am pregnant and WAY TOO emotional to watch that. AMAZING!! What a sweet family! (Jan 30, 2010 at 23:01 pm)
Kristianne: What a beautiful memory captured... a treasure! I cried- what a privilege to be able to see. (Jan 30, 2010 at 10:35 am)
Bruce & Linda: Yes, we both cried and celebrated with your family! Thank you for sharing this precious moment in your lives. (Jan 29, 2010 at 16:26 pm)
Julie Avary: Ok Lauren...this made me cry....so precious!!!! I just want to watch it over and over again.... ♥ (Jan 29, 2010 at 00:24 am)
Jenny: AHHH!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE it!!!!!!!! These are BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad they have these!!! (Jan 28, 2010 at 18:13 pm)