Monday, September 14, 2009

The Birth of C.D.

Honestly, I had decided to put birth photography on hold until April of 2010. Charlotte would be weened, Maddie would have her license and my life would hopefully be a little less chaotic to allow for the long hours that birth can sometimes entail.

But then I got a phone call late Saturday afternoon.

My midwife friend told me she had a laboring momma and this 'first time parents' photographer was out of town and could I please come and photograph their birth. At first I said no. After all, Charlotte wasn't weaned, this particular birth center was an hour away and it just wouldn't work out.

Then it just wouldn't let me go. I almost felt a conviction that I needed to go to this birth. So I called back and said I would come. The details were loosely discussed and I headed out the door around 9pm Saturday night, arriving at the birth center around 10 pm.

Things started cooking pretty quick once I arrived.

In case you didn't know .... natural childbirth is a difficult thing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. That's what I'm there for.

To capture all of that.

Jenna - 4

Jenna - 2

The night can get a little long ...

Jenna -1

But in the end ... it's always worth it.

Jenna -5

Jenna - 6

Welcome little C.D.!

Jenna - 7

I do believe you were worth it, little man! Your parents seem pretty smitten already!

Jenna -8


Elisabeth Carol September 15, 2009 at 1:52 PM  


Lizardbreath September 15, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful moment.

johndoughy September 15, 2009 at 4:10 PM  

Perfect Michelle :]

oh and its Mae, not eamon ;]

mindi September 20, 2009 at 7:29 AM  

Those are gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you decided to go - very touching images that capture a very memorable time in one's life.

About This Blog

Well. I guess if you're here then you've realized I'm Michelle. I live in the DFW are of Texas and I'm a photographer. Oh! You want to know a little about me? Well. I love Jesus, my hubby, my children, my friends, photography, The Food Network, food in general, great music, good movies and chilly nights. I also love laughter. Lots and lots of laughter. I'm not particularly fond of pantyhose, green olives (although I love the black ones!) or stuck up professional photographers. I think they're mean. I'm glad you've come to visit my little corner of blogdom. I hope you like what you see!

I consider birth photography my specialty as it's my first love and what started this whole photography journey, but I also love to photograph momma's-to-be, squishy newborns, wiggly little ones, those about to graduate, kissy-faced couples in love and can even be persuaded to do an I Do or two.

If you need a photographer or would simply like to discuss my general disdain for green olives, please feel free to contact me at :
mypcmichelle (AT)

Thanks again.

The pictures you find at Michelle Monk Photography belong soley to Michelle Monk. That's me. Please do not copy them without my exclusive permission. That's called stealing. It's found in commandment # 8 in the Bible. Go ahead. Look it up.

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