Gage William

Oh, how I LOVE birth photography! What an experience, each time, to see a brand new little person welcomed into the grateful arms of his parents. Each birth experience is different, and this was my absolute shortest birth story to date! Kristi let me know she was in labor at 7:42pm. I left for the hospital at 8:11pm, and when I got there just before 9:00, she was already pushing! Little Gage William was born naturally at 9:27, without any pain medicine. Kristi is AMAZING. Wow.  (Baby is super sweet and cute, too!  Just wait till you see the newborn photos!)

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Presenting Preston | San Diego Birth Photography

IT’S A BOY!! My favorite image from this birth story is actually not of the baby at all, but of his bigger-than-life, red-headed brother, who had been kept in suspense about the baby’s sex just like the rest of us. Definitely scroll down for the video of Brandon finding out he has a BROTHER! I’m not a videographer, so the focus is questionable, but the emotion is all there. Brandon was ONE HAPPY DUDE.

I arrived on the scene about 6:30am, just in time to see John suited up to roll Camille into surgery at 7:30am.  They didn’t let me go back there, so I set up my camera and sent it in with John.  He took 8 pictures.  He was busy becoming a daddy again!!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

The eight pictures he took were pretty good!!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
I settled back into the waiting room to find out the boy/girl news.  Brandon and his grandparents arrived on the scene about then, and I took Brandon shopping for a present for baby.  We got a blue owl rattle and a pink owl rattle, so we would be prepared either way.  The gift shop lady was impressed with Brandon’s red hair and enthusiasm.

We knew we’d have to wait to see Camille and the baby again until they were out of recovery, but John was nice enough to come up and fill us in in the meantime.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Here’s where John tells Brandon the news:

Here’s Brandon with the BLUE owl rattle.  (Anybody in need of a pink one??)
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
John starts the phone calls.  Brandon shares the news with other family members with much enthusiasm.  He tells his Nona that he has a sister.  Oops.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
At one point, we are actually asked to curb the enthusiasm (can you IMAGINE?).  Oops again.  Brandon took one look at this sign, heaved a huge sigh and said, “That’s not fair.”
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
So he settled down to read a book.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
After an extremely long wait for a three-year-old, we got the news that Camille was ready for visitors!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
We got stopped at the door to her room, but a kind nurse came by and presented Brandon with a Big Brother bracelet.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Happy grandparents, waiting too.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
And here they are!!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
BabyBoyClark-100609_FBSweet baby!!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
And OH THE EXPRESSIONS!!!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Brandon’s gift for baby.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Showing Mom the bracelet.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Showing Baby Brother the bracelet!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
First family-of-four photo.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Ready to hold Brother!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

Tiny toes.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Sharing the moment with Mommy.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Beautiful little one.  Proud Pama.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Kisses.
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!
Congratulations, Camille and John!!
San Diego Birth Photographer | It's a Boy!

Baby Hendrix | San Diego Birth Photography

Birth Photography 201, and I am absolutely loving this . . . the task of noticing and capturing the details of the moments surrounding a child’s very first breath . . . the day that changes a family forever. It is an honor and a privelege to be present at a birth. This week, I got to share that experience with my friend Meredith and her family as they welcomed handsome baby Hendrix.   Meredith did a great job, and Hendrix is SO cute. I mean, he is REALLY, REALLY, extremely handsome. Welcome, Baby Hendrix!!

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Felicity – Happiness in the Form of a Baby

Birth Photography 101 . . . This was my first shot at birth photography! I love photographing events (weddings, baby showers, birthday parties), but I had never photographed a birth, and I was so excited when my friend Christie offered me the chance. Christie has two big boys, but she is a newlywed as of a year ago Sunday, and this little sister is a pretty special girl. Makes me tear up again just thinking about it. I felt so honored and blessed to be there, witnessing the amazing gift of new life. Congratulations, Christie and Ward. She is beautiful!!
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