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{ a birth story} La Crosse Wisconsin Baby Birth


So many firsts this day- first breaths, first cries, first glimpses, first baths, first kisses, first tears, AND my first birth photography adventure!  I was (and still am) so honored to have been asked to help capture photos of the day this AMAZING couple welcomed their baby girl into this world.   I loved every single minute- so many times during these few hours I was reminded about when we welcomed our own boys into this world and those are for.ever some of my most wonderful moments of our lives.  Moments that are so *foggy* because you are so nervous, in so much pain, so much going on, a little scared, etc.  I am (to be honest) a little jealous that I don’t have birth photos of my own babies.  WHY oh why didn’t I pursue this?  Sure I have snapshots and sure my husband attempted to take photos with my ‘big girl’ camera, but they are out of focus, under exposed, etc, but do you know what the problem is with husbands as photographers on birth days?  THEY ARE BUSY.  They are distracted, helping, being supportive, rubbing backs, pacing, nervous and anxious too!!:)

This was just such a special experience for me- I could not have asked for a more amazing couple to work with- so kind, so down to earth, so appreciative, and so thoughtful.  I am SO happy for them!  Truly nothing more miraculous than the first breath of a child, and she is welcomed with much love.

I hope you enjoy just a little peek into what this incredible day was like.  Just a few of the nearly 300 photos I took that day (so many of them brought tears to my eyes!)
THANK YOU J&S for letting me share your day- and for letting others see how amazing it was too!

Allison Rumble - Absolutely beautiful, Shannon!

suzyb - my goodness these are breath taking Shannon.. I am SO glad you got the chance to do a birth story :) the family will treasure these gorgeous memories forever and ever..

Jen - Absolutely STUNNING! Would you mind sharing what lens you used to capture this event? Love them.

shannond - Hi! I used my 35 1.4G for the birth photos (Super small surgery room) and the 50 1.4G once we were in recovery!) Thanks for your kind words!

Karen Linnell - gorgeous Shannon!

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