The Birth of Camden

One of the most meaningful and beautiful things I’ve done in my career has been photographing the birth of a child.  It is something that has always fascinated and intrigued me.  Being witness to a couple become 3 or a family become 4 has to be one of the most sacred things I’ve ever experienced.  It was such an honor to watch Camden join the world and I hope I can express some of those feelings through these photographs.  I thought I wasn’t going to be allowed in the OR until about 10 minutes before surgery and when I found out I was practically jumping with joy.  The nurses and doctors were so incredible and supportive and seemed really focused on making it a good experience for everyone involved.  I’m so grateful Camden’s parents’ trusted me with capturing this moment.  Thank you!

Miles is the proud big brother and when I first arrived his grandmas took him down to the gift shop to pick out a present for baby sister.  Miles was one of the first newborns I photographed in Houston three years ago!

On our way back upstairs is when I found out I was allowed in the OR.  I threw on my flattering paper scrubs and got ready.

They let me have free reign of the room and it was absolutely fascinating.

Then she was here.

When I was editing and got to this next image?  Instant tears.  You are both so beautiful.


One last kiss from mama before they finished up.

Time for big brother to meet baby sister!  He was so sweet to her.

Beautiful, isn’t she?


Congratulations!!  I’m so happy for your family.  Thanks again for letting me be there.

12 thoughts on “The Birth of Camden

  1. Kiki says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! I love the little hospital beanie! I’ve never seen one with a bow! Do they do that in CA??

  2. Tammy Pate says:

    What a BLESSING!!! She is a living angel! Thank you for sharing this with me, it has brought such happiness to my heart!!!! Just a BEAUTIFUL family….. 🙂 AMAZING work!

  3. Jeanie says:

    These are amazing!! Mommy and baby girl are absolutely beautiful! The love you captured in all of these pics are unbelievable. It was like getting to be right there for this precious event. Congratulations Mandy, Cody, and big brother Miles.
    Aunt Jeanie & Uncle Dee

  4. Jess says:

    Awesome!!! You did an amazing job and captured some amazing moments. I love the one with mommy and daddy’s hand in the pics. Babies are truly miracles from above!!

  5. Halei says:

    Thank you so much!! These are truly stunning! I was heartbroken that I couldn’t be there but thanks to you I now feel like I was. You brought a tear of absolute joy to my eye. Thank you thank you thank you
    The proud aunt,

  6. Jen says:

    That shot of mama looking at Camden (for what I assume is the first time) is so perfect. Such joy! 1) You are a genius. 2) This family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Brooke says:

    These pictures gave me chill bumps and teary eyes, they are absolutely breathtaking; they captured such a beautiful and emotional time so perfectly!

  8. Crystal says:

    You capture the most amazing shots and beautiful moments…I definitely want you to be there for the birth of my next child!!

  9. Chris Saunders says:

    I don’t even know them and I had tears in my eyes looking through this post. You captured the birth and the surrounding moments beautifully. Both mother and baby girl are stunning. Seriously….Who looks that good right after giving birth? I am so happy for you that you have this awesome career! I would say lucky, lucky girl, but you worked hard to make this happen. Proud of you.

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