Southern Indiana and Louisville Birth Photographer | Edison at Clark Memorial

Before this, I haven’t considered myself a birth photographer, so I really had no idea what to expect. I photographed a birth at Clark Memorial.
I totally skipped out on that day in health class. The day that you watch the outdated birth film. Yeah, you know the day I’m talking about.

So I REALLY had no idea what to expect.
Well, I guess I had an idea… but you know what I mean.

 

And it was, in a word, breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking.

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I don’t know about other wedding photographers, but I always get crazy jitters as soon as the processional music begins during a wedding ceremony. It’s all of the adrenaline and excitement for the day, compressed into the first chord of “here comes the bride.”
Well… there wasn’t a rendition of “here comes the baby” (or maybe “happy birthday” would have been a good choice), but I assure you, I didn’t need it to feel the nervousness. And it was totally a good nervous. It wasn’t just an oh-my-this-is-about-to-happen nervous… it was an I’m-about-to-meet-a-brand-new-person nervous.  And THAT is a whole new kind of nervous for me. (is anyone else tired of me saying nervous?)Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 022 Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 025 Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 023Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 032Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 035Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 034Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 033Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 031Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 037Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 038Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 047Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 040

I’m not going to share the “for real” photos with you.
1. they’re not something the weaker-willed would want to see.
and 2. they are so intimate and special, I want to save them for this sweet family to share if they choose to.

However… while I’m holding back, I’m still sharing real birth photos. If you’re anything like the boss, and maybe birth isn’t your cup of tea… scroll quickly.

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Thanks for making my first official birth photography experience the most incredible thing yet. You’ve taught me that I could shoot 1000 births, and I’ll still be in complete awe. You are the sweetest boy, and I was honored to be a part of your first hours this side of the womb. Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 184Meagan White Photo - Edison Birth 185

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