The birth of Eliana, and her newborn session!

 Last year, I photographed Gabriel’s entrance into the world. Poor mama was in so much pain and Gabriel’s labor still holds the record of the longest birth I’ve attended!! But after all of the pain, tears and discomfort, their sweet boy was born and love just radiated from them both. Of course, I was so thrilled when they contacted me a few months ago to let me know they were expecting baby number 2, a girl, and they wanted me to shoot her birth! What a wonderful honor to be invited again to capture that amazing journey for them. Mom labored and delivered this time at a birth center – and it was so much more relaxing! Almost makes me want to have another baby JUST so I can deliver there ;]

After just a few hours, Eliana was born in the water and that moment never gets old. Seeing these babies take their first breath takes my breath away.

And then, I got to see them again for her newborn portraits!! Little Gabriel isn’t too sure about his little sis yet, hah!!  Love this family!!

  1. Adriana Moreno says:

    Thank you, Samantha, for capturing the most beautiful moments of our lives. You are amazing at what you do and we feel blessed to have met you! I, especially, am thankful to have these images to show my children one day and share the stories of their births. A true labor of love and you’ve captured it for us. Thank you!!!

  2. Mandy Noel says:

    The emotion you captured in the birth session is just breathtaking! What a wonderful moment in their lives to have captured for the family. And those precious newborn photos-the lighting and set-ups are just perfect! What a gorgeous baby girl.

  3. These are so moving! Sounds like an awesome birth experience, and you did a fantastic job of photographing it! And those newborn pics are to die for – so sweet!

  4. Claudette says:

    Wow, so much emotion! I loved seeing both the birth and newborn pictures at once. Awesome job as always!

  5. Amazing! So moving, brought me to tears. The emotion is captured so well.

  6. Leah says:

    Wow, these are simply stunning. Every last one of them. What incredible memories you have captured for this family. Simply wonderful.

  7. Angela says:

    oh my gosh…. some of the best birthing images I have seen in a long while. Your work is just fantastic! Gorgeous all over!

  8. Joan says:

    What a beautiful story you have told with your photographs! Your use of b&w I really is compelling!

  9. Kristen says:

    These are perfect! What a cute little family! I love the baby with big brother!

  10. Becky says:

    Wow! I am blown away by these! Just amazing! The newborn shots are so gorgeous.