Birth Photography | Wahlstrom C-Section

July 8, 2017
So the thing I love about Megan is that since taking her birth photos, we have hung out three times and she's not afraid to point out my mom fails. Haha! Everyone needs that friend in their lives that will just say it as it is!

We met when I was contacted by a friend via a photography facebook group who asked if I would be the backup photographer if she wasn't able to make it. Well, things worked out and now, about two months later, we have almost weekly pool parties together! Part of what makes my job so awesome is that I get to meet and make new friends! Plus, it turned out that we shared a common friend-connection, so that's pretty fun!

The unique thing about this birth (well, one of them) is that this was a c-section and I wasn't allowed in the operating room. It was really neat to *sort of* experience a c-section and see the prep and recovery process. To those who have c-sections, I salute you. Childbirth is not an easy thing, no matter how you do it!

One obstacle in this shoot was having to shoot through the glass window into the nursery, but I feel that I got some beautiful photos despite!

The look in the family's eyes when they meet that little one for the first time is my favorite part of this business. That and hearing their stories, which Megan was more than willing to share when she was all drugged up. ;) #chattycathy But seriously. I love hearing people's stories.

Day 2:

I'm not going to lie, my favorite part is when the siblings meet the new baby!

If you're on the fence about getting a birth photographer for your birth (the most common excuse is that you don't want your other kids to feel "jipped") get off the fence and just do it! When your kids are older you can explain that it wasn't as common when they were born or you didn't know any photographers at the time or you wished you could have. They'll understand. Just send me a message via instagram, e-mail, facebook, wherever and let's have a baby! Well, you have the baby, I'll just capture it in all of its awesomeness! And if you're not into capturing the "during" portion of a birth, do a fresh 48 (a photoshoot within 48 hours of baby's birth).


Susan is a birth photographer and videographer serving Mesa, Arizona and surrounding cities in the East Valley including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Considering a photographer for your birth? Contact Susan for EDD availability.

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