Luke's Birth Story Slideshow Luke - 2nd Kennedy baby & Sam's best friend. Luke was born in 2009 at Woman's Hospital - Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Lilly's Birth Story Slideshow Lilly - 3rd Kennedy baby & princess of the house. Lilly was born in 2013 at Woman's Hospital - Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
a father's perspective on taking birth photos

when Dad photographs a birth

Earlier today I asked my better-half to contribute a little bit about the birth story of our babies for the upcoming blog post I am working on. The words my husband put together for this blog left me with such a heavy heart. As if I could possibly love him more. His words shouldn’t be drowned in the sea of a long blog post I’ve prepared, so here they are. I feel every expecting parent considering a birth photographer NEEDS to read this.

When we found out we were having twins we had to prepare for many things. The subject of pictures didn’t come up right away, but as time passed and we would see them grow in the ultrasounds,


Bryan’s Birth Story

This birth session was like no other. It may because I’ve shifted my views on how I should be shooting altogether or because I can now connect more than ever to my work. I used to believe that while at the hospital, I had to “fix” the lighting situation; the truth is, that for the most part, hospital’s suck in this department. I wanted to capture the day as real as possible. Birth session = real. Grainy, dark and absolutely perfect.  It was regular Saturday ( which is practically a first, I NEVER have birth sessions conveniently scheduled during the weekend ) and I had just come home from a baby shower. Go figure. I got a call from the dad-to-be that they were in the hospital for her 2-day check up and they were going to keep her there to induce her labor.

Woman's Hospital · Baton Rouge, LA

Luke’s birth story

Kristin and I had talked about having a birth session even before I had done my first one with Kenny & Sarah and just like them, she was really excited for her day to come.  After getting to know them I was pretty excited too, anxious to see how this big family would react to the birth of baby Luke. You see I had not documented a birth before and it was just something I had in my bucket list of photos shoots I wanted to try. But the idea was something that definitely pleased Kristin since she has always been into photography herself.

The day finally arrived and family members flooded the room with gifts and wishes for the mom &