Category Archives: Birth Story Video

Ivy’s Birth Story | Birth Videography at SMMC


See more from Ivy’s birth day:

Ivy’s Birth Photography
Ivy’s Fresh Baby Session (Big brothers and grandparents meeting her for the first time)


In December 2013, I captured the birth of Ivy’s oldest brother, George (Gio) and in 2015 I was there again when her brother Charlie was born.  I’ve enjoyed watching this beautiful family grow over the years as I too have grown from a new birth photographer to now over 40 births!

Visit the pages below to see videos from their other children’s birth days!

Charlie Birth Story
Gio’s Birth Story

Contact me for more information on birth photography and videography in the Kansas City Area!

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Baby A’s Birth Story | Kansas City Birth Videographer & Photographer

3 weeks ago I documented the birth of this sweet baby boy.  His mom requested that his birth story video be a combination of photographs mixed in with his video clips (fusion).  His birth was a joyous time and I’m excited to share it here!  In addition to fusion videos, I also offer a birth videography package. Many families love the choice of video as it allows them to remember their babies first moments through both site and sound, especially in hearing their baby’s first cries.  Contact me if you’d like more information on having me as your Kansas City birth videographer for your baby’s birth day!

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Nathanael’s Birth | My 6th. C-Section Birth Story

Last month we welcomed our new baby boy, Nathanael.  He’s our 6th. child and our reversal baby– a gift from God as we are now parents of a newborn again.  That was one of the reasons we named him Nathanael, which means, “God has given”.

On the day of Nathanael’s birth, I was nervous because it was my 6th. c-section and worried about the risks that could go with having that many cesareans.  I shouldn’t have worried though because the surgery went really well.

My doctor had arranged to have a clear drape for the surgery and it was AWESOME!!!  If you’re having a scheduled c-section, I highly recommend having the full clear drape.  I watched my baby take his first breaths.  So incredible!  I even videotaped his birth through the clear drape using my cell phone while on the operating table!

For the first time out of any of the 6 c-sections, I was able to hold my baby skin-to-skin in the O.R.  I had wanted to have skin-to-skin in the O.R. with my 5th. and back then (5 1/2 years ago), it wasn’t something that was being offered.  To have that chance this time was wonderful.  My baby was happy on my chest and I was distracted from being stitched up by snuggling with my baby boy.


My 6th. C-Section Birth Story

The c-section surgery itself was very fast (2 minutes from first cut to birth) and before long I was out in recovery with my husband and baby.  Other than a rough time with getting the epidural going, it was a great birth experience.

Abby from Grassroots Photography created a beautiful birth video for us.  She was with us at the hospital as our birth photographer- photographing before the c-section, during the operation (filming through the window outside the O.R.) and later in the afternoon when our older children came to meet their baby brother for the first time.  Abby even used some of the video I captured while on the operating table (when Nathanael was born) in the birth story.  More pictures to come later!

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Charlie’s Birth Story | Kansas City Birth

This month I photographed the unmedicated birth of Charlie in the Kansas City Area.  A year and a half I photographed their son Gio’s birth.  It was a lot of fun to capture Charlie’s birth and see their family again as they experienced one of the most important days of their lives!

Charlie’s birth was a VERY fast birth- so quickly that he came out without any pushing at all!  We were all thankful they made it to the hospital in time vs. having the baby in the car and I was happy to have arrived ahead of them at SMMC to capture Charlie’s birth day story starting from the moment Mom came out of their car.

If you’d like to read Charlie’s Mom’s birth story in HER own words, visit her blog at Stiletto Me Up.

2017 UPDATE: View Charlie’s baby sister (Ivy)’s birth story here!

If you’re expecting a baby and interested in having the precious first moments captured of YOUR baby’s birth, contact me through the contact form on my site.

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Zach’s Birth Story | Overland Park Birth Photographer

Today I’m sharing two parts to a birth story in Overland Park- the video I created for the family, and the birth story from Mom’s own words.  Her story is one of patience and faith as she waited over 10 years for a child, even helping take care of her niece and nephews with so much love as her own. Hopefully her story will bring encouragement to others who are waiting.

From Mom’s words (shared with permission):

“We waited for 10 years and there came a point where we thought it will just be the two of us till the end. Baby Zach came as a surprise because that was the first time that we never really tried or thought of having a baby. We conceived him June 2014. We knew of Baby Zach’s gender as early as 15 weeks via blood sample. I had to undergo all tests to make sure that Baby is healthy and normal.

Had one of the test came out bad, it would still be the same, I would still have Baby Zach as is. But God made sure we will have a perfectly healthy and happy Baby. That’s why we call him our miracle baby.

I’ve always loved children, actually both August and I. And being a mother is falling in love over and over again for the very first time. That’s what I am feeling each day I wake up and seeing this little one beside me. Giving birth is a beautiful thing, now I can finally say it. I never expected it to be this easy.

I’ve always thought that giving birth is like going through fire because of pain, but my experience was totally beautiful and amazing. God is just so good to us. We waited, and it’s all worth it.

Also, August and I had the best experience because of you Morgan. You were there capturing every moment nobody could ever do for us. And because of that, we have a lifetime of memories of Baby Zach’s birth that we can look at and go back to starting today till we grow old. This will be our gift to Baby Zach. That’s why we call you our angel. God sent you to us.”

~Zach’s Mom

A Home Birth Story | Kansas City Home Birth Photographer

Earlier this month I left my house in the middle of the night and headed towards Kansas City to photograph a home birth.  Within 3 hours, the little guy made his arrival peacefully and was greeted with tears of joy and many smiles from his family!

If you’re expecting a baby, whether delivering at home or in a hospital, and would like to see a peaceful and happy birth video, this is one you’ll want to watch!



Contact me for more information about birth photography and slideshow videos for the Kansas City Area!

*The midwives at the birth were Amber Walla and Beth Oster.  You can find out more about their home birthing services at Sacred Song Homebirth.

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