Posted by Jim + Ravyn Stadick on
The realization that birth photography isn’t just about a new life …
It’s about the love that created this new soul.
They waited until his birth to find out if they’d be giving their two children a brother or a sister.
They didn’t name him right away … It felt right to meet him first.
This is the story of Jeremy & Sandra, and the night they welcomed their son into the world.
Song: Love and Some Verses by Iron & Wine
A few of my favorite frames …
The staff at OHSU was amazing … So was Sandra’s midwife, Celeste. Loved working with these fabulous women!
If you’re pregnant, in the Portland area, and are thinking of having your birth photographed, I’d love to talk with you! We know birth photography isn’t for everyone … I hope to work with people who truly love & respect the birthing process. I am open to hospital, home, or birth center births as long as you appreciate beautiful photography and want me there to capture the day.
Here’s what Laura, a past client, said about having her birth photographed:
“If you are even remotely considering this… do not hesitate. Having these moments documented was the best decision. My husband and I were (both) able to enjoy every second without having to worry about fumbling around with a *not so great* camera. We didn’t even know Ravyn was there and have the entire process beautifully documented. I get to relive every emotion through her photos and it brings tears to my eyes each time I watch the slide show. If you are worried about privacy, don’t be. Ravyn is very professional and, as I said before, we did not even notice she was there during delivery. We wanted a private birth and were able to have exactly that (without a mother or mother-in-law there “to take photos”). I wish she would have been there for the birth of my first child and if I ever have another I will fly her back to Indianapolis to do this again!”