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Breathtaking Photography offers on-location, natural light photography in Alton, Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis Metro area. Offering birth photography and portraiture.

Photography that will literally take your breath away.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A BUSY Day Here at First Breath!

I got called to a birth this morning at 7am. Second time Mom, wonderful labor, and after a very smooth delivery she and her husband welcomed a chubby 9.5 pounder into the world.

Shortly thereafter another one of my clients arrived in heavy labor at the birth center! You could have knocked me over with a feather! But if you're going to have two clients due 2 weeks apart in labor at the same time having them choose the same birth center is ideal! ;-)

Here's some of the action from Meredith:

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Once Babe was born, Meredith only had eyes for her husband and this photographer who rarely sheds a tear at births was wiping them away....
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And his reaction to her...
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Baby Girl's "First Breath"
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And a few more for her friends and family...

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Thank you for allowing me to share in this moment!

And on to Paula! What an amazing and awe inspiring birth this was. Her poise and grace under intense, fast progressing first time labor blew us all away. She didn't feel like she was coping well but I promise you she was a goddess. Smiling even in the throws of pushing! Amazing.

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I hope everyone is settling in to their new families tonight.

I love my job. It seriously rocks.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Booking Up!

I still have one slot available for January if your due date is after the 15th of the month. I will be out of town until the 5th shooting a birth and visiting friends in Wichita, Kansas.

I am also still open in March and April. If you're interested, please send an email to

I'm so excited to announce that my website will be coming live some time in November! Look for more information as we get closer. The web URL will be and I'm very eager to launch!