My updated system for prepping for a birth shoot now includes solutions to logistical problems I never would have considered pre baby. As I’m on call for a birth as we speak, here’s a peak into my new system and what’s in my photo bag.
Since I’m on call 24 hours a day, I need a sitter who is, too. As you can see, I have some pretty awesome ladies in my life.
I started making these granola bars around week 36 of my pregnancy when I began getting ready for my home birth. I’m addicted. They’re quick to make and super healthy ( I alter the recipe to include cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds and peanuts). They’re the perfect, high protein snack to stash in my camera bag for when I need that extra boost. Now that I’m a nursing momma, this is all the more important!
My photo bag is pretty much the same as it’s always been. Prime lens, zoom lens, flash, plenty of memory cards, extra batteries, notebook and pen (a habit left over from my strictly film days). However, there’s one new thing that will take up residence alongside my gear, at least for the next year or so- breast pads. Have I mentioned that my 2 month old son is already over 15 lbs? I am a milk factory.
I cannot believe it has been six months since Ari was born. It seems like just yesterday I photographed his birth at St. Davids, where just four months later, I gave birth to my son. Time really does go by so quickly. I have to remind myself of that in those moments when my son is throwing a seemingly never ending epic fit, and looking at these photos of the Golden family does just that.
Ari is the happiest baby I have ever met. Even in the trademark Austin heat (starting at 8am!!) he just cooed and giggled while we were trying not to get sweat in our eyes. He is pure joy. I can’t wait to continue watching and documenting this wonderful family as they grow.