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Births of 2017 and Best of 2017

2017 has been a fun & interesting year. We’ve been in our new place for a little over a year now and are feeling settled. While it is nice to have a break, I am slowly working on my business here and it is always definitely fun to see repeat clients. I’ve tried new things like snowshoeing and creme brulee – yes, can you believe I had never had creme brulee until this summer?!?! Me either lol. I’ve found new locations and tried new techniques, met new photographer friends and participated in a group project. I’ve read a handful of books and checked items off my Bucket List/Adventure List. I’m still forming my goals/lists for this year, but there’s some good stuff planned already.

I had the privilege of photographing these three sweet girls’ births this year and also the privilege of creating amazing art for my portrait clients. Can’t wait to see what shakes out of 2018.


Meet Kelsie | Salt Lake City Birth Photographer

Emy was 41 weeks and 2 days. She had some concerns and went to be monitored at the hospital. The staff recommended staying and being induced and so I got the phone call “We’re having a baby today!”

7:23 pm  A nurse herself, Emy chats with the nurse about how things are going.  

Labor was hard work, of course, but Emy was handling it amazingly well and making great progress.  As always, I love watching the husbands.  I love how caring and supportive they are, even the ones who may feel like they have no idea what they are doing or labor/birth makes them uncomfortable, etc.   

9:14 pm Things were going great…until they weren’t… Progress slowed and things became very hard.  Emy worked hard, but it is frustrating, exhausting work.  

I love the iPod tucked in the tank top lol!

1:25 am After much discussion, the decision was made to head to the OR for a cesarean.

1:52 am  Sweet Kelsie is born.  The first girl in her family!  

2:21 am Zach snuggles Kelsie while they wait for Emy to come back from the OR.

2:45 am  Kelsie is more than relieved to relax and get some rest and, most importantly, hold her sweet daughter in her arms.  

This birth was part of the Expected Today project.  A link to the project will be posted shortly.