As a doula and photographer, sometimes I forget to share the stories. I decided to put the full Weber story in this blog since I am about 6 months behind. But, better now than never.
Shannon and Jack are new to the North Carolina area and they originally contacted me for maternity photography, birth photography, and newborn photography. I guess after they were captivated by my stunning personality, they decided to hire me as a doula too (Jack will appreciate that humor!). So if you have ever wondered what it was like to have the full kit and caboodle package, Shannon shared these kind words about hiring me:
”Stephanie is not only a fantastic photographer/doula, but an amazing support person before, during and after delivery. We were so blessed to have her as our photographer for maternity, birth and newborns. Our photos are true memories we will cherish forever. She helped me to have the most amazing birth and has been there for me every step of this journey, even four months postpartum! Having Stephanie along for this journey was the best decision we ever made!”
I know this family now and it is an honor. So I hope that you enjoy viewing their maternity photos, their birth photos and their newborn photos!
These maternity photos are taken at Historic Yates Mill Park in Raleigh, NC! The scenery there is great, but when I have such beautiful folks on the other side of the lens, it makes these photos stunning!
Shannon’s birth plan went a little bit off-course when she needed an induction. But she was a trooper and proved that she has the pain tolerance of a warrior woman!
When I arrived at the hospital, she was about 6cm dilated. Within less than an hour, she was fully complete and ready to meet her baby. Again proving my philosophy of “DILATION MEANS NOTHING”. By that, I mean that so many women are often disappointed when their bodies haven’t progressed as quickly as they expect during labor. Instead of focusing on a number, mamas should be focusing on each breath and each contraction. Shannon was such a trooper!