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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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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

Lily’s Fresh 48 Portraits | Birmingham, AL Birth & Fresh 48 Photographer

Oh this sweet little girl! She was barely 24 hours old when I met her, and she was absolute perfection while we shot her Fresh 48 portraits. The day after Lily’s mom gave birth, I headed to Brookwood Hospital to shoot Lily’s first portraits with her family. I’ve shared this little detail on Instagram, but…

All About “Fresh 48” Sessions | Birmingham, Alabama Birth and Baby Photography

The “Fresh 48” session is a newly coined term around here, but I’m no stranger to the actual session. A Fresh 48 session is one that takes place within the first 48 hours of your baby’s birth, before you leave the hospital. This is an excellent option for parents who do not wish for their labor…

Welcome, Bella | Birmingham, Alabama Birth Story Photography

Bella was born on a Sunday morning. Here’s that story. When I met Bella’s mom Prissy, we talked about her wanting to labor and deliver her baby naturally. No epidurals, no inductions. Of course, this excited me to be able to witness and would be my first unmedicated delivery to photograph. As her due date…