Welcome Everett!

      Welcome Everett by Sarah Maren Photography
      This morning my good friends over at 107.9’s The Wake Up Call chatted with me about photographing births. What might sound a little gross, is actually one of the most emotionally rewarding things I do as a photographer. I am so honored by the people who have invited me into a sacred moment in their lives to be there as a witness for them during the birth of their children. It’s an amazing experiance that I am so happy I get to share with you today! (You can listen to the interview HERE.)

      Handsome, wonderful, cute-as-a-button Everett was born a few months ago, and I was lucky enough to be there… well for most of it. Everett was a scheduled C-Section as he decided to be breech. So his beautiful mama, Ashlee didn’t get the water birth she’d been planning. What she did get was one REALLY cute baby, so it all worked out. I joined Ashlee and her wonderful husband Brett bright and early on a clear May morning at Sutter Davis as they prepared for the birth of their son. It was SUCH a joy to be a part of this huge moment in their lives.

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      Go on over to Ashlee’s Blog to read Everett’s birth story. Ashlee is an amazing writer and photographer who has a GREAT blog! It’s been fun to read about her life and see LOTS of cute pictures of Mr. Evs. Ashlee and Brett I can’t thank you enough for letting me be there to witness this amazing event. Everett is THE CUTEST and I’m so happy I was one of the first to meet him. Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or below of this awesome day.

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      Sarah – it’s so fun going back through these pics several months later. I’ve heard Ashlee tell the birth story probably a hundred times by now and each and every time she says “My friend Sarah was there to take pictures and she was so amazing!” It’s really true – having you there really took a lot of the anxiety away from both of us. You also were so critical in the hours following his birth when I needed to help Ashlee.

      Thanks again – SO MUCH – for doing that for us.

      Forever grateful,
      Brett

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