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Time:10:27 pm
I attended a very fast, easy natural birth in Arlington today.  I am so glad that I was given this opportunity, it was so nice to be a part of.  I hope the parents enjoy their pictures.  This is one of my favorites:

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Time:07:17 pm
The hardest part of taking pictures of older children is that they think they have to smile each time and each smile is their "say cheese" smile.  
I think this is one of my favorites because I caught her expression before it became too un-natural and because it shows off her beautiful eyes so well.

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Time:12:24 pm
A few weeks ago I took senior pictures for a girl and they were all so happy that her mom recently emailed me asking for more business cards to hand out.  When I wrote back I mentioned that I am REALLY wanting to do more newborn photography, so if she knows of anyone who might be interested send them my way.  She responded by saying that she actually works with 4 pregnant women and 1very new mom and she will give them all my cards!!!  Yay!

The woman whos birth I will be attending is due in 9 days.  I am so excited.  I have been sleeping with my cell phone by my ear at night.  She has already started giving others my name too, even though I haven't actually taken any pictures for her yet! 
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Time:04:13 pm
I know now that I want to photograph mainly newborns and am glad that I specified on my promo card that the babies need to be within 3 weeks of birth to qualify for the "special offer."  I had so much fun taking pictures of the baby from yesterday even though she didn't really sleep or curl up into a little posed ball in the middle of my big fluffy blanket I brought for her.  I am really happy with the shots I did get and hopefully her parents will be too.  Here is one:



She is so cute. 

I can't wait until Jenn's birth the end of this month.  I am just nervous about finding my way through the hospital parking lot, into the building and up to the correct room.  It will be so awesome to attend another birth and the best part is that I will get to go back within 48 hours to take newborn portraits.  Hopefully the baby will still be sleepy enough that I will be able to pose him/her in as many different ways as I can think of and get tons of good pictures to use on my website for when/if I ever build one.  I have been looking forward to this for so long.  

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Time:03:57 pm
When I took pictures for the Patel family again a week and a half ago Amisha told me that her husband, the OB, would like to have a picture of their daughter enlarged and framed to put in the waiting area of his office along with my business cards.  After that I started thinking that a better way to have people come to me for newborn pictures would be to offer an incentive so I came up with this to be given out instead of regular cards: 



I think it is super cute but when I sent it to her to make sure that she was okay with this card AND to schedule a time for me to come out an take a portrait type photo of Asha to be framed I never got a reply back.  I am really irritated because I have to have permission to use this photo before I can have them printed to hand out to anyone, not just the women that would have seen them in Dr. Patels office.   I even have a few doulas willing to hand these promo cards out in their pregnancy/birth packets, but I have nothing to give them until I hear back from Amisha.  Grrrrr....
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Time:10:13 pm

Okay this is what happened today:  I went to a playgroup with the owner of the online store that I took photos for a couple of weeks ago.  She told me that she has recieved so many compliments on the front page picture: and that the company that sells this coat and hat actually asked to buy rights to it so that they can use it for advertising!  She, of course, told them that she couldn't sell it because she doesn't own the picture, but when she told me about it today I jumped all over this opportunity!  At the very least this would be something really neat to tell Paityn when she gets older!  

She was supposed to give them my info so we just have to wait and see what happens, hopefully it won't take too long!

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Time:10:51 pm

LOVE this picture from my last photo session!



I have actually be meaning to write about that particular session since it was probably the highlight of August and what better time than the present?  

The conversation with them actually went surprisingly similar to what I had been daydreaming about, they even gave me the opportunity to mention that Naiya was born in the water and was a VBAC without my having to search for a way to bring it up.  Amisha was interested, all Amit said at 1st was "Wow, you had a vbac at home, that's interesting."  He had such an odd look on his face, I did wonder if he was going to as me to leave.  What can you expect from an OB though?  I told him that there just aren't that many options for a woman who is not wanting to schedule repeat surgeries and he launched into the current recommendations about 24 hour anesthesia for a VBAC labor.  At some point I stopped listening and was happy when the baby was ready to have her photos taken.

About the photos:  I totally kicked ass and they loved all of them!  They have asked me to come back and take more, I will also have a session with Amisha's sister from Dallas sometime in September.  She said that if I had business cards she would hand them out for me, so I designed some, had them printed and they arrived today looking awesome.  

I am trying to think of ways that I can photograph more newborns...maybe that will cure the baby fever I have come down with in the past week or so. 

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Time:08:11 am
Paityn's 1st big modeling gig: 

www.sassybabystuff.com

Well, not really, but since I was the photographer she got to be on the front page.  Isn't she cute?
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Time:10:40 pm
My 2 favorites from Sundays session:

   
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Time:09:48 am
I can't believe how this is all falling into my lap.  Last night I was contacted by a woman asking about my photography, it turns out that her husband is the new OB/GYN in Granbury!  HA!  I can just see the conversation we have when I am shooting: 

So where was your baby born Amisha? 
Such and such hospital, what about your children?
Well Paityn was almost born in the car and Naiya was born at home.  Gee whiz I wish it was easier to have a vbac in the hospital.  But I guess with Naiya being just under 10 lbs that might have worried even the most supportive vbac friendly dr, guess that it was better that she came at home with a midwife since she was SO past due.

Okay so this conversation will never happen, but I can dream, can't I?  Actually maybe somehow I could use this opportunity to get more birth photography clients, of course, they would be hospital births, but everyone does love these Granbury OBs so maybe they would still be great... Hmmm.

 Where are my home/birth center birth photography clients???
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