A Beautiful Third Birth at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital

February 2nd, 2019

I was very excited when Tara contacted me to photograph her birth in Oakville, ON. She was pregnant with her third and had hired a photographer for her previous two deliveries. So Tara was not new to birth photography and knows the value of having those precious moments captured and preserved to look back on.

It took less than an hour from being admitted to the birth suite for Tara to deliver her beautiful little baby. It was amazing watching how hands-off the nurses at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital were once baby Abigail was earth side. The delivery team gave Tara and baby lots of time to enjoy skin-to-skin and affectionate snuggles before they went through the motions of weighing and measuring her. After, Tara was able to get some well deserved rest in recovery.

I LOVE being able to capture mom and dad’s reaction to finally seeing their baby for the first time!

If you are expecting and have considered having your birth story photographed, send me a message or fill out the form below. I would love to connect with you!

Teagan M.'s Fresh 48

Dec 10th, 2018

October was full of cold, overcast, rainy days which made it hard to schedule a date to do Carol’s maternity session. Then randomly on a Wednesday the weather warmed and the clouds parted to create the perfect lighting for pictures. I sent Carol a message and we planned the session for that evening, and I am so glad we did!

I have gotten to know Carol and her daughter Hazel over the last 9-10 months so it was funny to see Hazel so protective of her mom. She wasn’t too interested in having her picture taken but she also didn’t want to be out of reach of her mom. It took some work but we managed to get a few smiles!

Carol was scheduled for a C-section, which unfortunately meant I would not be able to photograph her delivery. However, we decided that Fresh 48 would be perfect for her and miss Teagan. St Catharines General has these big amazing windows which made for the most perfect lighting.

Baby Teagan remained asleep for the whole session. She hardly made a peep.

Interested in having a Fresh 48 session after your next deliver? Fill out the form below and we can plan out your session!

A Thorold Homebirth - the Birth of Kate-Lynne

Dec 4th, 2018

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Cam over the last 9-10 months and to witness what a great mom she is to Theo and her new little one Kate-Lynne. I have also enjoyed watching Theo go from an only child to being a big brother. He has such an inquisitive mind and I like to watch him explore everything around him.

Since moving to Canada last August I only photographed one mom during her pregnancy, that is until I got Cam in front of my lens in September. It was a beautiful day and Cam looked radiant.

When I spoke to Cam about her delivery plans and she mentioned that she was planning a home birth with a midwife I got very excited for her. There is something so peaceful and comforting about delivering your baby in your own home. If you are expecting and have considered having a home birth I definitely recommend looking into it and speaking with the midwives in your areas to find out more about it.

I had been notified by Cam the morning she went into labour. She was slowly progressing and taking things easy. Later that afternoon I got a message telling me she had been checked by the midwife and was in advanced labour, so I hit the gas pedal and made my way there as fast as I could. Her labour was progressing so quickly I made it there less than an hour before baby was born!

A rare event happened during Cam’s delivery, her baby was born with a caul. This is when a baby is born covered fully or partially by the membranes of the amniotic sac. This occurs in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births. And get this, Cam was also born with a caul! How special is that?!

If you scroll up and look closely at the picture of Cam holding Kate just after she was delivered you can still see the membranes on the top and left side of her head!

“My favourite part was not even knowing she was taking the pictures! Even though I was a little pre occupied, she wasn’t intrusive or loud in presence. I loved having her there.” - Cam

Have you or anyone you know experienced a home birth? How did it go for you or them? What are your thoughts about having a baby born in a caul?