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Ute's Birth Story
































































































































 

This was, by far, the most incredible experience I have ever been asked to document.

It's pretty crazy if you think about it, being asked to document one of the most private, intimate moment of some ones life. A LOT of people think having a photographer for this event is odd, then they see the pictures and wish they would have done the same. I LOVED doing these. I left the hospital with the biggest high. Shooting this seriously made my month, I tell everyone that asks what I'm up to... "oh my gosh, i shot my first birth story!!!."

I shot Mackenzie and Jesse's wedding about 2 years ago. Funny thing is, since then I run into them everywhere, about every 4 months or so. Mackenzie is one of those people that you consider a pretty close friend but then when you think about you don't really know why because you never hangout and never talk. I love it. She is fabulous. Not to mention the rest of her family. Oh my goodness. They were SO welcoming at the hospital! I might as well have been one of the family. They were fabulous.

Thank you Mackenzie and Jesse and your family. This was AWESOME. you are awesome.
It seriously was a privilege and I feel honored to have been there.

View this event in its entirety HERE.

Interested in documenting your story? Contact me Here for info.

Techi side note: all shot with 35mm camera at 1.8 or 2.0 with bw400cn film. 

7 comments:

  1. Sharon!! these are amazing! I LOVE them!! I went to school with Jesse ... he's a really great guy! How fun to shoot this for him and his wife! you get better and better every picture you take! <3 ya!

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  2. not gonna lie, I got pretty choked up looking through these images. AMAZING!

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  3. Jennie: Small world!
    Janica: me too! Funny that i didn't cry at all when I had lusi (I think because of the adrenaline) but Mackenzie's, not the case! The photo of her mother turning away... bah... I still can't look at it without choking up.

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  4. Wow! I am in love with these photos! You did a great job of "getting in there" and getting some great shots! Keep doing these because I love to see them.

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  5. W.O.W. Sharon. Wow! I completely bawled looking at these. You did such a great job, they are going to treasure those photos. I just love them.

    Also, Isaac was looking at them with me and he goes "but where is the picture of the baby coming out?" Nice.

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  6. Dearest Sharon,
    You are amazing. These are beautiful! I never knew people actually did these shoots and I will admit I thought it was totally weird when I first heard about it. But these pictures are so touching that after looking at them it made me want my first birth to be documented! You are basically my hero :) love you and miss you!

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