quincy: birth photos

birth photography

Last year on January 17  at 3 a.m., I got the call that I’d been waiting on for months. My sister-in-law was in labor. Luckily, Jason and I were already in Columbus for the weekend, so we didn’t have to travel far. I grabbed my gear and we headed to the hospital to welcome my nephew and take his birth photos!

Once we arrived at the hospital, we went into the room where Sarah was in labor. Friends, let me tell you- labor is no joke. I was with Sarah for an hour pre-epidural and I realized just how much pain a woman’s body can handle. It was really difficult for me to be in the same room with a person I love, and feel completely helpless since there was nothing I could do to help ease her pain. During that time, I took shots of the room and got my camera settings ready for the big reveal.

Full disclosure, this was my first birth session. I was super nervous- mainly because I wanted to be able to give my sister-in-law the perfect images for her to cherish forever- but I was also excited and a little anxious knowing I was about to watch my nephew be born.

At 6:58 a.m., Sarah began to push and at 7:22 a.m. Quincy Shea Gibson took his first breath. With tears streaming down my face, I kept taking shot after shot after shot of the most incredible experience I’ve ever witnessed. Quincy weighed just over eight pounds, had dark hair and the cutest chubby cheeks–and it’s safe to say he stole his aunt’s heart immediately! 

I can’t believe how fast this year went and that my littlest nephew is now walking all over the place! Happy first birthday, Quincy- I’m so excited to watch you grow!


2017-01-17_0002 2017-01-17_0003 2017-01-17_0004 2017-01-17_0005 2017-01-17_0006 2017-01-17_0007 2017-01-17_0008 2017-01-17_0009 2017-01-17_0010 2017-01-17_0011 2017-01-17_0012 2017-01-17_0013 2017-01-17_0014 2017-01-17_0015 2017-01-17_0016 2017-01-17_0017 2017-01-17_0018 2017-01-17_0019 2017-01-17_0021 2017-01-17_0022 2017-01-17_0023 2017-01-17_0024 2017-01-17_0025 2017-01-17_0026 2017-01-17_0027 2017-01-17_0028 2017-01-17_0029 2017-01-17_0030 2017-01-17_0031 2017-01-17_0032 2017-01-17_0034 2017-01-17_0035 2017-01-17_0036 2017-01-17_0037 2017-01-17_0038 2017-01-17_0039 2017-01-17_0040 2017-01-17_0041 2017-01-17_0042 2017-01-17_0043 2017-01-17_0044 2017-01-17_0045 2017-01-17_0046 2017-01-17_0047 2017-01-17_0048 2017-01-17_0049 2017-01-17_0050 2017-01-17_0051 2017-01-17_0052 2017-01-17_0053 2017-01-17_0054 2017-01-17_0055 2017-01-17_0056 2017-01-17_0057 2017-01-17_0058 2017-01-17_0059 2017-01-17_0060 2017-01-17_0061 2017-01-17_0062 2017-01-17_0063 2017-01-17_0064



  1. These are perfect! I had my second birth documented and I cherish those photos SO much! 🙂

  2. As a mother of two your pictures brought back blissful memories. How lucky are you to capture such beauty and for your sweet nephew and family. Congrats!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

let's be insta F.R.I.E.N.D.S.