Elizabeth's Birth Story...A Rainbow after the Storm {Nashville, TN Birth Photographer AluraWayne Photography}

Photographing the birth experience is a treasure in itself, but photographing a rainbow baby- a term lovingly used for birth after experiencing the loss of a baby-is a special experience all on its own. I was so honored to document this journey for the Chamberlain family.

Elizabeth's mother, grandmother and grandfather all joined us in the hospital room to create an environment that I can best describe as pure joy! I have never been around a more emotional group for a birth, and all in the best ways possible...if Elizabeth cried, they all cried. If she hurt, everyone hurt. When their sweet baby girl arrived, everyone was completely overcome by the miracle that she was, and it was insanely beautiful to be a part of.

I am always so honored to be invited on this incredible journey of welcoming a new baby to the world, and I am so thrilled to be able to share a glimpse with you all now.

 

AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Angela's Birth Story...{Nashville, TN Birth Photographer}

This past week was a full moon, and if you know what most nurses, doctors, midwives and doulas will say...babies sure like to be born during this lunar phase! So it made sense for not one, but two clients of mine to go into labor at the height of this full moon!

Angela's husband and two doulas were such an amazing support throughout her labor and delivery. Even her doctor felt like family! We started out in a dark, quiet, peaceful room and quickly progressed to a room buzzing with excitement and a team to deliver and bring their baby boy into the world. Born at 7 pounds exactly, he was tiny and his lungs were mighty! His big sister was absolutely in love when she got to hold him and meet him for the very first time later that day. Her joy for her brother was contagious!!

AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Katherine's Birth Story... {Nashville, TN Birth Photographer}

I think one of the greatest compliments as a photographer is when one of your peers hires you to photograph their own precious memories. Katherine of Voyage Creative, a fellow birth and lifestyle photographer here in Nashville, did just that...and trusted me with the highest honor possible- the documentation of her third baby coming into the world!

I have documented many births now, but this one brought me to tears for a multitude of reasons. For one- the tender, attentive, joyous love of her husband throughout Katherine's labor and delivery was absolutely beautiful. I don't think I've ever witnessed a husband so completely in tune with his partner throughout the entire experience as he was. I still smile just thinking about it! I was so eager to capture his love towards her as best I could.

The birth of their 10 pound, 10 ounce baby girl was nothing short of miraculous. From praying for a sign that things were progressing (her water broke within mere seconds of that prayer), to a delivery that came with some unexpected challenges that were swiftly taken care of by a talented staff and a mama who did an AMAZING job giving birth...I still get chills thinking about my time with them. Each and every birth I get to personally witness reminds me of what a miracle life is, from start to finish!

Thank you, Katherine, for inviting me on this journey with you! It is one I will never forget.

AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Birth Session...Baby and Co. (Nashville, TN Birth Photography)

Leave it to a photographer's baby to make her grand entrance not only on her due date, but as the sun rose so beautifully in the sky to give us great light for her photos! From start to finish this sweet babe's arrival was peaceful and perfect. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful experience!

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Hendersonville, TN Birth Story...the birth of James (Nashville, TN Birth Photography)

As a birth photographer, I am on call 24/7. I do not travel the weeks before and after the due dates of my clients. I have a bag packed and ready to go at any moment's notice. I have the ringer on my cell phone set as high as it will go, ready to jump out of bed as soon as it starts to chime. I also have back up birth photographers, *just in case* that moment arrives and I am unable to rush to a birth due to unforeseen circumstances that would either risk the health of my mamas and babes...like the illness that plagued my own home the day I got the call for this particular birth.

The dreaded stomach virus hit our house. Not just any 24 hour bug...this was the week long monster version. And I got the call. Mama was in labor and en route to the hospital. And boy I CRIED. This was the first ever birth client of mine that I would need to send one of my talented backup birth photographers in my place. She also happened to be one of my favorite clients!! ;) To say I was devastated would be an understatement! But this is exactly why I contract backups...because we always need to be prepared for anything that can happen.

My wonderful friend and fellow birth photographer, Holly Douglas, immediately took my call and headed for the hospital. She kept me informed the entire time she was there and took wonderful photos for me to be able to edit. And here are a few of those from the birth of baby James. I will be meeting this sweet girl in just a few days for her newborn photos and I cannot wait!!

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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Henderson Newborn Session- Nashville TN Newborn Photographer

I love it when I get to snuggle some babies! Here is a beautiful little gal who came to my studio recently.

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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The birth that started it all...(Nashville, TN Birth Photographer)

When I first moved to Nashville, TN for my husband's new job I was quite nervous about "starting over". I had a modest but growing photography business of two years, I had loyal clients, and my talents were really just beginning to take off.

What did Nashville hold for me?

I was afraid of fizzling out. I was afraid of being a very tiny fish in a very HUGE pond. I didn't know anyone...no friends, family, nothing. Would my business survive?

Then I met Kimberly.

Kimberly and Ross Daigle, my first birth clients and first friends here in Nashville.

Kimberly and Ross Daigle, my first birth clients and first friends here in Nashville.

Kimberly was my neighbor. I had posted in a local neighborhood app that I was a photographer, new to the area, and ready to begin accepting new clients so I could get a few people in the door and knowing my name. She messaged me privately...had I ever considered birth photography?

 

So far so good...!

So far so good...!

My answer was an emphatic YES! I hadn't photographed any yet of course, mostly due to the fact that I had recently had my own baby, the last baby to count our kid tally up to four, and I didn't want the "on call" life just yet. But after our move...I was ready.

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I was, admittedly, a bit nervous. I had given birth to two beautiful girls but I had never witnessed a live birth other than my own. Would I love it? Would I get scared? Would I freeze?

Turns out...I was made for this stuff. I got the call in the wee hours of the morning. The adrenaline rush hit- I was WIDE awake. Grabbed my bag all packed and ready to go, and headed out the door. Hours felt like minutes, it was just so exciting to be a part of birth from behind my camera! It was a rush, and every step of the way was just as thrilling as the next. Hours went by...and baby was close. I never lost focus, I never got scared. It was the most exciting thing I've ever done.

 

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Then here was baby. Witnessing her birth was being witness to a miracle. And I was HOOKED. I spent that moment forward building births as the core of my business, and it continues to be the focus of my photography today. (While these particular photos are mostly in black and white, I do tend to keep color in my births today...unless, like this one, it is requested of me!)

 

 

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AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | and beyond).

To inquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 

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