The Home Birth of Yvonne | Seattle Birth Photographer

Seattle birth photographer example photo of woman in birth tub holding new born baby

Seattle Birth Photographer Erin DuPree, here, and that isn’t just a title, it’s a way of life. The journey each mother and new baby takes together is precious, beautiful, and raw, and it’s my joy to be there to capture every moment–even if that happens to be on my own son’s birthday. Yes, that’s right!

Being On Call as a Seattle birth photographer is probably the single hardest part of this profession/way of life. No matter where I am, no matter the day or time, my phone is nearby and my gear is ready for The Call.

Sometimes, the call happens during my daughter’s choir recital, or during my son’s birthday. That’s not ideal, but they understand, and I am so blessed to have their support and love when it does happen.

Yvonne came into the world just 10 minutes away from my house, on my son’s birthday, and was one of the fastest births I’ve witnessed. And also one of the sweetest.

My client’s own mother was her attending midwife, and I can’t adequately convey how precious it was to witness the bond between these women grow.

Thank you, baby Yvonne, for giving us all such a beautiful day.

Waiting for Clara | Seattle Maternity Photographer

Maternity photo of a pregnant woman by the Seattle Maternity Photographer

As a Seattle maternity photographer, it’s wonderful when your best friend asks you to capture her own maternity photos!  We connected over our boys and their love for Transformers toys, our mutual love for photography, and our puny statures.  She was already super pregnant and soon to give birth with her 3rd–Alice, whose grand entrance I was blessed to be able to capture as my very first attempt at being a birth photographer.

When my friend told me she was pregnant again this past winter, I admit, I was shocked.   A NEW BABY IS COMING!  Commence the impatience and excitement.

Fast forward to TODAY.  Little Clara is soon to be born.  Probably today, maybe tomorrow (though for my dear friend’s sake, I hope it’s today.)

I’ll be waiting in that room, right alongside her, and I couldn’t be more happy.  Being there for my sweet friend, to cheer her on, and to capture all those first moments of Clara’s life–is my idea of a perfect day.  Seattle Birth Photographer + Most Awesome Friend + New Baby = Pure Bliss.

Clara, we are all ready for you to arrive.

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