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Baby Leo’s Birth Story | Los Angeles Birth Photographer

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While editing these photos I couldn’t stop thinking about how pregnancy and birth is a such a miracle! I know I’ve said this before, but I love everything about it. (I can say that… I haven’t been pregnant) :) The birthing process just intrigues me. When I was in high school, I worked in the Labor + Delivery unit and I absolutely loved it.

With all that being said, Katt’s birth was no exception. It was a dream (for me and for her, I believe). I took the picture of the clock below just before the doctor arrived. From the doctor’s arrival, to the point when Leo came out, it was just under 15 minutes (5 minutes before midnight). She had one contraction once the doctor was set up. Pushed a couple times. And he was out! Dream. My dream. (I definitely have unrealistic expectations for my births now, thanks a lot, Katt). Justin and I looked at each other like, ‘did that really just happen that fast?’ And oh what a beautiful baby! Complete perfection!

Thank you Katt and Justin for allowing me to photograph such an intimate, private and special moment!

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Delivery at St. John’s  Health Center in Santa Monica, California

        

Ariel - September 18, 2012 - 1:10 pm

These are awesome– gave me the chills:) I can’t believe you made it look like it’s natural lighting and you got the perfect angle on the pushing shot. She’s lucky to have pushed out the baby that quickly and lucky to have these photos!

katt - September 18, 2012 - 3:03 pm

I love everything about these. Thanks for being a part of this experience. You captured everything perfectly! I love, love, love them!

Kari - September 18, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Such good pictures!

Dani - September 29, 2012 - 1:50 pm

these pics are beautiful! please come take my pics on my next baby:)

JIll - September 29, 2012 - 8:41 pm

These are amazing, that is all I can say!

Lori - October 16, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Beautiful! Makes me want another baby!

Kathryn Pendleton Santistevan - October 17, 2013 - 8:13 pm

I love these so much!!! Thanks a million for taking them. They’re priceless. You are the greatest.

Nygren Family + Maternity | Los Angeles Maternity Photographer

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Natalie is one of the sweetest people I know. David is one lucky guy to have found her. We took these pictures when Natalie was over 35 weeks pregnant and usually by that time moms aren’t feeling super photogenic, but she looks radiant! I had such a great time capturing their growing family before they moved to Arizona.

Dave and Nat, you are missed. Enjoy your photos!

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Debbie Adams Yocca - September 25, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Absolutely stunning. Brings tears to my eyes-you capture the beauty of love, childbirth and man and wife. Wonderful.

Ryland Guy | Houston, Texas Baby Photographer

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This makes me excited to have babies. Ryland was perfect for his two photo shoots. (That’s right, two) I started taking his baby pictures one day and the next, his blessing outfit arrived, so we took more! Ry is such a content, sweet, serene baby. I was seriously in heaven. He has a little stork bite between his eyes like his mom and siblings (at least one does I think), the LONGEST fingers, beautiful big eyes that he didn’t want to close and the cutest lips around.

I can’t wait to photograph this family for their Christmas cards this year – I’ll be in Texas in October (if you even made it this far reading)!

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It kind of looks like he’s flexing.

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Longest fingers around.

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I couldn’t help it. This face…

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Another one I couldn’t help. I think he’s dancing. :)

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Parks Family | Houston, Texas Photographer

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I had such a great time photographing my sister’s family on the Kemah Boardwalk in Texas. It was a really really windy day, but we had fun on the boardwalk and the kids were loving it. My sister, Jordan, had just had baby Ryland weeks before this shoot – doesn’t she look great?!

I’m so blessed to have great family in my life – for a sister I love dearly and for her amazing husband, Quin. Thank you for letting me photograph your growing family!

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That’s when you know the kids are done… :)

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Pamela Royal - September 6, 2012 - 11:55 am

Stacy, these are beautiful pictures of you sister and her family! She looks great! :)

Teri9 - October 23, 2012 - 4:42 am

CUTE CUTE CUTE! What a beautiful and cute family! I LOVED seeing these pictures. Oh my gosh – has it been that long!? I remember you guys babysitting OUR kids! Now our youngest could babysit Jordan’s kids! That’s just too much for my brain to wrap around. Stacy I love your talent. You really have an eye for this. Amazing stuff! Keep up the great work. We love getting to see your FIL and joke around with him a lot here. They are such awesome folks! Big hugs!! – Teri

byr - November 2, 2012 - 9:01 pm

I haven’t looked at any blogs in forever!!!! stacy I can see how much you’ve grown! way to go girl! you’re doing great. jordan’s family is so darling!!!!!

Anderson Preview | Santa Monica Family Photographer

Red Poppy Photos by Stacy Thiot | Santa Monica Family Photographer

Talk about a beautiful family! I had a great time photographing the Anderson family while they were here at the Santa Monica Pier. Such a fun photo shoot. More to come soon!

Red Poppy Photos by Stacy Thiot | Santa Monica Family Photographer

        

Audrey Crisp - September 5, 2012 - 11:12 am

Great pictures! What a fun location!

Laura - September 5, 2012 - 11:56 am

This is an incredibly beautiful family! ;) And these pictures are amazing, Stacy. I love the carnival background!