Auburn AL Family Session – Beasley Family

 

 

This fall session with the Beasley family was so fun! These two adorable kiddos toughed out the cold weather so well!

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Thanks, guys, for a great session! I enjoyed meeting you and these precious babies!

To learn more or to book your family session, call 256.497.6578 or email me at paula@pauladavislifestylephotographer.com

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Town Creek Park Family Session – Auburn AL

 

 

Town Creek Park was the perfect setting for these three families! Their children are all about the same age, and they’re just as cute as can be. We were able to get together during an Auburn home game weekend when everyone was in town to capture these families, and we even found a few early fall colors! auburn al family photos family photo with dog small girl with parents town creek park family photos children friends on a bench little boy photo auburn al family photographer little girl photoThank you so much for letting me photograph your beautiful families! You have three precious children!

To learn more or to book your family session, call 256.497.6578 or email me at paula@pauldavislifestylephotographer.com.

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Auburn University Family Session – Traweek Family

This was such a fun family session! Auburn University is a gorgeous campus, and I don’t think enough people take advantage of its beauty. This family comes to Auburn for all the home football games, so the Ole Miss Halloween game was no exception. They even got to participate in some trick-or-treating! You may have seen them as Coach Gus with his Gus Bus and some cheerleaders downtown. What a precious costume! Coach Gus even got to spend some time on the field Saturday. war eagle family photo toomer's corner familyauburn family session daddy walking with daughters daddy with son mother holding her daughter young boy sitting on stairschildren photos at auburn universityfamily photos auburn university parents photo at auburnauburn family photographerlittle girl near flowers little girl holding flowerThank you so much for letting me capture your family in a location so special to you! Your photos will be on their way soon!

To learn more or to book your family session, call 256.497.6578 or email me at paula@pauladavislifestylephotographer.com.

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Auburn AL Birth Photography – Welcome Baby Garrett!

 

 

Nicole knew baby Garrett wouldn’t make it to his due date, and boy was she right! She texted me early in the morning to let me know she was in labor and they were headed to the hospital. Judging by her labor signs, I thought it would be a good idea to head over as well, and I was right!birth photography auburn alwoman in laborNicole had delivered her first three sons with epidurals, but she wanted to try delivering Garrett without the use of pain medication. This sweet nurse helped her get settled in the room.
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As soon as she was able, Nicole labored standing at the end of the bed. She was in the zone and was very good at controlling her breathing and staying focused.husband helping wife in labor

Unsurprisingly, Josh was such a great birth partner! He worked hard to help Nicole in any way he could. tight grip during labor

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This was just moments after Garrett was born! I took my first photo at 6:26 am, and he was born at 7:23. first moments with new baby

Garrett had one good set of lungs! He immediately made his presence in the world known.father cutting umbilical cordbirth photography

Nicole was blessed with a wonderfully sweet mother/baby nurse that helped check out baby Garrett.brand new baby checkup

I included this color photo because Garrett had such good color! He just looked like such a healthy baby from the moment he arrived!minutes old babydad photographing new baby

Daddy immediately set to work letting everyone know he was here!parents meeting new sonskin to skin after birthdoctor congratulating new mother

Dr. Smith did such a good job caring for Nicole and working to give her the birth she wanted to have. He came and checked on her and congratulated her on a job well done. I highly recommend him as an ob-gyn!getting to know new babynewborn on scalenewborn checkupdaddy meeting sonnew baby footprintsnew baby cryingdaddy kissing new babydad kissing new sonpush present for mommyI loved Josh’s beautiful gift to Nicole! The moments after the birth when all the hustle and the bustle is gone is one of my favorite parts. Just mommy, daddy, and baby!color photo newborn babynewborn sucking fingers

Little Garrett didn’t mind having his photos taken one bit! He did really enjoy chewing on those little fingers though.fresh 48 babymommy holding new sonparents kissing new sonparents and new baby

This was a candid moment as we were waiting to move to the mother/baby room. I thought Garrett’s face was precious!
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Another sweet moment as we waited for family to arrive!baby welcome bassinetbrothers meeting new baby

Big brothers were so excited to meet their baby brother!four sons one family

Tate had lots of cute things to say, including “It’s our baby!”. These boys will be great big brothers! Brooks noticed that Garrett’s new hat looked “a lot like Cam Newton’s!” and Evan had no desire to ever let his baby brother down.baby kissing new brotherCT2A0531 copyCT2A0541 copy

Congratulations, Josh and Nicole! I’m so excited to watch you raise another beautiful child. Thank you for allowing me to photograph this special moment for you!

To learn more or to have your birth documented, call 256.497.6578 or email me at paula@pauladavislifestylephotographer.com.

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Town Creek Park Family Session – Auburn AL Family Photos

 

 

I really enjoyed photographing this sweet family back in April! I’m not the best at blogging my family sessions, so I’m glad I finally set aside some time to share these! I loved getting to know this family and their adorable boys! Big brother loved his baby bro – it was so easy to photograph them together! As usual, Town Creek Park provided a lovely setting for this session. It’s a great park to photograph in, and it’s also great for personal enjoyment! I’m so glad they added a new dog park… we really need to check it out!brothers laying on blanketfamily photo near creekyoung baby photo sessionbrother holding baby brotherLook at that sweet kiss!brothers on blanket
boy portrait by pondBig brother was so photogenic! Every photo I took of him here made him look so grown up!family photos bridgeparents with childrenThanks so much for asking me to photograph your family! Also, thanks to one of my favorite doulas, Ashley, for sending them my way!

Fall is quickly coming and that means photo weather! It’s the perfect time to update your family photos and even start thinking about Christmas card photos. Contact me today to schedule your family photo session: 256.497.6578 or paula@pauladavisweddingphotography.com.

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Atlanta GA Birth Photographer – Charlotte’s Birth Story

 

 

For her third child, Charlotte knew she wanted to have a natural birth. She chose the See Baby midwives that work at DeKalb Medical in Atlanta. Early Wednesday morning, she was fairly sure she was in labor and let her doula, Kristin, of Peace In Birth Doula Services and myself know that it might be the day! As soon as she was certain, we all headed to Atlanta.see baby dekalb birth
This was my first birth that took place over an hour from my home. Because of that, we planned for me to head to the hospital as soon as she was in labor and it worked out perfectly – we arrived at the exact same time, despite coming from different cities.

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As soon as I saw her, I knew it was going to be a quick day! The trip to the room took longer than usual, as she had to make a few stops for contractions.

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Kristin did a great job helping Charlotte as everything was prepared for her to labor in the birthing pool.

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There’s not a lot a husband can do while his wife is in labor, but Rob did everything he could think of to support his wife. It was beautiful to see his sacrificial love!

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Eventually the birthing pool was ready, and Charlotte was eager to get in. Things began progressing quickly after she was in the water.

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Rob caught sweet baby Justin as he emerged in the water! It was a sweet moment.father delivers sonwater birth caught by dadskin to skin after birthBaby Justin got some immediate skin-to-skin after birth.

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Justin was named after one of his father’s friends who died in Afghanistan, Justin Allen.

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Charlotte spent a few moments with baby Justin in the pool before moving back to the bed.

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This was such a sweet moment! I loved how everyone was supporting the mom and newborn baby.

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They waited until the cord stopped pulsing for daddy to cut it.

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Charlotte looked lovely after delivering her baby! Beautiful!

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Justin’s daddy was able to help with his first bath!

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Afterwards, Rob got some snuggles with his new son.

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siblings meet new brother48 hours later, Justin was able to go home and meet his new baby brother and sister! They were in awe of the little guy (and check out his adorable outfit!).

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Another special moment was when baby Justin met Carolina, who was his namesake’s dog! It was so touching to see Rob’s desire to honor his friend.

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First family photo as a family of five!

Congratulations, Rob and Charlotte! Thank you for giving me the honor of photographing Justin’s birth! Your love for one another was evident during our time together, and you’re both inspirations for me!

To learn more or to book your birth story, call 256.497.6578 or email paula@pauladavislifestylephotographer.com.

 

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Hospital Day After Twin Birth Session – Hartsell Twins

 

 

These baby girls have been anxiously prayed for and awaited! They were in no hurry to join us, and it gave them plenty of time to grow and develop and they ended up being both around 6 lbs! They’re absolutely beautiful baby girls and each have their own distinctive features. Brad and Fallon had already become natural parents, it was so fun to watch them interact with their girls.
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Baby L was the first to be photographed and they both slept soundly almost the whole time I was there!fresh 48 birth session hospital birth session newborn baby feet newborn baby details

I love her precious newborn details! newborn baby lips

Baby V has the sweetest mouth! I love it. fresh 48 newborn newborn in hospital cradle brand new baby

She even blew some bubbles for her photos!hospital birth photos newborn baby toes dad with newborn twins

Daddy with each of his girls! newborn twins with dad fresh 48 twins

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Fallon looked absolutely beautiful the morning after their birth! mom with newborn twins parents with newborn twinsBrand new parents!

Thank you, Brad and Fallon, for letting me photograph your sweet, fresh new babies last week! As of today, they’re one week+one day old. I can’t wait to watch them grow!

To learn more or to book your day after birth session, call 256.497.6578 or email paula@pauladavisweddingphotography.com.

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Columbus GA Birth Photographer – Adesza’s Birth Story

 

 

 

What a beautiful labor and delivery sweet Kevin’s entrance into the world was! His mama worked hard to meet her beautiful baby boy.

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It was a beautiful day to enter the world!St. Francis maternity Columbushospital birth photographyAdesza had a great support system! birth photographerbirth photographybirth photographer

Encouraging her daughter along!

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His nurses took such good care of him.

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Proud grandma!

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First bath

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Kevin and Mommy meet for the first time!

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Meeting his daddy!

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newborn babyCT2A0394It was such a joy to be part of this beautiful day! To learn more about birth photography, call me at 256.497.6578 or email me at paula@pauladavisweddingphotography.com. Congratulations, Devin and Adesza!

 

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Auburn AL Sisters Indoor Lifestyle Session

 

 

I’ve photographed these beautiful little girls several times since they were born. It has been such a joy to watch them grow! We tried to make this session extra special and capture several different parts of the home, especially ones we had used before.

girl sitting on stairsI had so many favorites from the session, it was really hard to narrow it down. I love these sweet girls!

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this was our first photo in the chair!

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and our second..

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and today! I love seeing how they’ve grown.

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The window light in their Aunt Alison’s old room is just amazing!

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Jumping on the bed!

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I have so many favorites from them playing on the stairs. I thought this moment was especially sweet.

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I’m now certain every session needs lollipops!

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Sharing her piano playing skills while her sister took a “break” from the session 🙂little girl in housesisters laughing

Being a sister is SO fun!

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Thanks for a fun session, girls! Be sure to visit the Facebook page to see more photos soon!

 

To learn more or to book your lifestyle session, call 256.497.6578 or email paula@pauladavislifestylephotographer.com. Lifestyle photography is a great way to capture your family living everyday life! Life is beautiful!

 

 

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Gaining Awareness About Birth Photography (Part 2)

 

 

Thank you for returning to learn more about birth photography! My first post can be seen hereI also wanted to share with you a few benefits of a hiring professional birth photographer that you might not have considered previously. 

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Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth partner to be in the photos

This is often forgotten, because it is fairly natural to assume your birth partner can handle the photos, but in reality, it means they won’t be in the photos! A birth photographer can capture not only the moments you first meet your baby, but also those moments for them! What mama wouldn’t melt at the tears daddy shed as he met his child? As your birth photographer, I’ll capture both mama and daddy as they see their new little one!

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Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth partner to enjoy the moment

Let’s be real. Most dads are not pro’s when it comes to using a camera. They’re also not always experienced with supporting mamas in labor. So why add one more duty to his list of things to do? Taking the camera out of his hands will (hopefully) free him up to be supportive during the labor, because he won’t be worrying about getting the shot. This is also a priceless moment for him, and he will be able to appreciate those special times without concern. 

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Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth photos to be (extra) beautiful

With out a professional photographer, whoever takes those early photos will probably not be very experienced or have the equipment needed. Yes, those photos will be special to you no matter what, but a birth photographer uses her experience to capture the photos in difficult situations. The light is dim or varied, and without experience, getting a good photo in these conditions would be sheer luck. In addition, the editing work after the photos are taken provides additional support for photos taken in a tricky environment!

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Hiring a professional birth photographer brings experience to the delivery room

 As a professional photographer, I have an awareness and understanding of angles and positions that are flattering and effective for birth photography. I know where to stand, how to crop the photos, and what aspects to include. These images go beyond a typical snapshot, and I believe they are truly works of art!

 I hope you a greater understanding of the beauty and value of birth photography. These are tender moments that should be enjoyed by you and your birth partner, and they should be beautifully preserved for you to look back on for years to come. Please contact me today to learn more about capturing these priceless moments at your upcoming birth!

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