Tag Archives: Birth Story

The Birth of Cas

When Sarah first emailed me about shooting her son’s birth, I knew exactly who she was and began feeling nervous/excited. Sarah is a wonderful family photographer here in Birmingham, and whenever I shoot for a fellow photographer, there’s all kinds of butterflies in my stomach. Usually they can tell what kind of shot you’re going…

The Best of 2018 Births

What. A. Year. 2018 was the most pleasant sneak attack as a birth photographer. We welcomed our 3rd born on February 28, so I knew that I’d slow down just a little bit after delivery. And I did…for about 4 weeks. The first two births I shot were in April and both fell at 5…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Being On-Call For Births | Birmingham, AL Birth Photographer

When I start explaining birth photography and go into the ins and outs of being on-call, I fully expect to hear “I never would’ve thought of that” somewhere in the conversation. An average person, even a birth client, may not completely understand that booking a birth photographer requires that photographer to be on-call for up…

  • JenniferJuly 18, 2018 - 4:20 am

    Fantastic! I’m sure your clients appreciate your honesty. ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelJuly 18, 2018 - 3:19 pm

      I sure hope so! Thanks Jennifer!ReplyCancel

Margaret James Michael | Our Daughter’s Birth Story

In the wee hours of the morning, on February 15th at 38 weeks pregnant, I was awoken by mild contractions that were 4-5 minutes apart. I quietly walked around our house making sure contractions were time-able. They were. We called Kent’s mom over to stay with the kids and we made our way to Brookwood…

  • Aunt DaleApril 18, 2018 - 2:55 am

    Thank you so much for sharing, the words and photos mingle together to create such a beautiful story.  One that brought about smiles and tears. What a blessing to feel part of this new addition to our family. xxooReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelApril 18, 2018 - 9:11 pm

      Aunt Dale, thank you. We’re excited for you to meet her soon.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta CagleApril 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm

    I absolutely love this, and am so happy for you that you were able to have the birth you desired! Your family is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on adding your sweet baby girl!ReplyCancel

    • carmenbmichaelApril 18, 2018 - 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much Roberta! You’re always so sweet to comment on posts.ReplyCancel

Henry’s Birth Story | Birmingham, AL Birth Story Photographer | Grandview Medical Center

As the sun was rising over Grandview in Birmingham, The Muller family was patiently waiting to be taken back for surgery to meet their third baby. One thing that was for sure, baby boy Henry would certainly have an abundant amount of dark hair and look exactly like his brother and sister. I joined Brynnan…