Birth Story Sessions are one of my favorite things to capture! The anticipation, the joy, all of the first introductions always bring tears to my eyes. Each one is truly a miracle! These images are of the Davis Family’s birth story. They contacted me when they announced that they were expecting their second child, Avery. When it got close to Brooke’s due date I was in regular communication with them, seeing how she is progressing and feeling so I would be prepared when the big day arrived! I finally got the text from Michael, “We are headed to the hospital!” I rushed over and captured some of the details of the day, and the “waiting” moments that many labors experience! It is my goal and job as a photographer to stay in the background, so hopefully clients will barely realize I am there. These sessions are all about the real and raw moments and I never want to be a distraction. When It is time to push, I slip back in and get some precious images of Michael being the most supportive husband and Brooke working so hard to bring her daughter into this world. One of my favorite images from this particular session is when Brooke gives a big sigh of relief after seeing Avery for the first time! The rest of their story is full of pure happiness and joy as grandparents, and big brother get to meet sweet Avery. My job is to document the things that you may have never been able to see, or remember in this time of high emotions. Birth stories are real, they are beautiful, and they are images that capture the mysteries of life and a love that is incomprehensible.
Here are a few words from this mom’s point of view of having a Birth Story Session:
“Our experience with Mallory capturing the birth of our second child was absolutely phenomenal. We don’t have family in the Searcy area so I was to the point of freaking out when I was getting ready to have Avery because I didn’t know if anyone would be able to make it to town early enough to take pictures. We’ve used Mallory before and when she told me about her documentary style photo sessions, I knew I HAD to get signed up with her to capture this special moment for my little family.
During the delivery, she caught every special moment from us checking in to us anxiously awaiting the birth of Avery. Every picture she took told our story at the hospital and I am forever grateful. I still look back at the pictures and will cry because they are so beautiful. She took a lot of stress off my shoulders by just being there for us. I’m thankful she did our birthing story and I will continue to use Mallory for any documentary sessions my family needs/has in the future.” – Brooke Davis
If you, or someone you know is expecting, let’s talk about capturing these priceless moments!
**All images are posted online with full permission from the Davis Family. Intimate images from Birth Sessions are never posted publicly without full permission and encouragement from clients out of respect for these special private moments.**