Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Birth Story




























































































































































Shot using the Contax 645, and a Nikon F100 with a mix of Kodak bw400cn and Ilford 3200 films.

Prepping to post this birth story was so emotional. I didn't expect to tear up, but I did. What an amazingly special time for a couple, for a family. I feel super blessed to have been trusted with such a sacred event in someone else's life. I am always thankful I have the camera to hide behind because I bawl like a baby every time, and that makes focusing the camera kind of tough. *wink*

If you are interested in having your birth told in a similar way, please contact me. kimorlandini[at]gmail[dot]com.

View entire session and order prints for this event here.

21 comments:

Lauren McCullough said...

Beautiful job! This is wonderful. And that's Dr. Watts! He delivered my little Oliver. :)

Love your work.

AlliSMiles said...

Perfection.

Heidi said...

Wonderful pictures. I love your work. :)

Cassie said...

I love these, as I do every birth story that is captured this way. So amazing...

Emily said...

I love those photos and I love this idea of a birth story using b&w photos. If I were having another baby, you'd be in the delivery room with me. Oh, and so would that OB-GYN because I have the same one!

moosh in indy. said...

you need to be here when i have my baby.

Aarika said...

Your work is amazing! Especially when you get viewers tearing up. I so love your work and the best is being able to feel what the picture portrays!!!

Kim said...

Fabulous pictures Kim :) What a special time for those parents. Congrats to them!

kimsueellen said...

@emily...SO great, it seems a lot of ladies have the same dr. He was so nice!

@Casey, FLY. ME. IN.

@Aarika, you know this is a gift to you when you have babies right??

Kellee said...

OMG - what an incredible job. Made me tear up as well

Manda Jane Clawson said...

Beautiful! Tearing up just looking at them. Amazing work Kim, as always :)

designHER Momma said...

you do need to be here for Casey. Because you are AMAZING!

Amy said...

Ok this made ME baby hungry (very dangerous, fyi!) Beautiful work Kim

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Look at that beautiful, scrunched up baby face! Well done, Kim!

Lindsey said...

Ohhhhhhh. The pictures are perfect. And so is Alli and Baby G.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I don't even know this family, and it makes me tear up. How awesome is it that you capture such awesome moments.

Sarah said...

What beautiful and priceless moments you captured..you have an amazing gift.

Kalli Ko said...

Geez I wish I had had you there back in September. Seriously.

Same hospital, same Dr. (woot Dr. Watts!), me, a fly by the seat of my pants 3 hour labor, an almost 9 lb baby boy, it would have been awesome to have it all in pictures.

Shoot...next time!

gina @ Birth Mother Baskets said...

AMAZING photos!!! so beautiful

Heather said...

Amazing. I did my first and only birth session in October and I was amazed at how awesome the experience was and I can't wait to do more.

Love the new design here girlie.

kimsueellen said...

Thanks ladies! I would be honored to do this for anyone, so if anyone is interested drop me a line!