Birth photography is the highest photography rush for me. I truly, really, get over-the-moon excited about being anyone’s birth photographer. Here in Oklahoma, I’ve had the pleasure and the honor of being a part of the labor, delivery and birth of several babies and hope to continue as long as I possibly can! Who wouldn’t want to capture the entire experience in camera and on video? The moment I receive the call or text that my client mama is getting ready to head to the hospital to have her baby, I get all giddy and full of adrenaline!!
We completed Crystal and Danny’s maternity photo session in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge at the end of April. It was unbelievably cold and windy that day, but we made it work, and Crystal was a trooper in our fancy maternity gowns!! You wouldn’t even know they were freezing and about to die, would you?!!! Hahahahaha!!! But, fast forward to May 22nd and I get these…
IT’s TIME TO GO!!
I often ask my client mamas to have someone tell me when they are between 4 and 5 cm dilated so I can head to wherever I need to go. I just about crapped my pants when Crystal told me she was at nine cm!! Literally packed my car and left right then. Drove like a madwoman to get to Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. It takes about 25 minutes normally to get to Lawton from Elgin, and I sure am glad I didn’t get a speeding ticket!!
So, I walk in the LDR room and Crystal is literally pushing already. I grab my camera, take three shots, and out Isabella starts to come and make her entrance!! I breathed a sigh of relief once I knew I had made it and just began snapping everything I could. As usual, I teared up because having the opportunity to photograph a birth; I really feel like it’s one of the highest callings of a photographer.
Meeting her sister
Then, Isabella got to meet her sister, Alyssa, so all was right with the world. Look at the love between them all!