These images were shot on Ilford 3200 film.
You'd think this would result in pure awesomeness. Especially if you love high grain like I do.
Unfortunately, there was absolutely no contrast whatsoever when I got the film back.
Therefore I had to run them through some heavy photoshop to achieve this final look.
I thought I would be disappointed because of all the added manipulation, but surprisingly that was not the case.
I love these images. Especially the last one. Sigh...
Of course, it helps that my friend Kristina is incredibly beautiful and her sweet son Miles was so calm and happy for the camera.
November 22, 2010 was a day I will never forget.
Each birth is different and with this being my fourth baby, the one thing I knew I could expect, was that I had no idea what I could expect.
Most surprising was the fact that I literally felt little to no pain for the first 6 hours of labor.
It wasn't until the doctor broke my water that I felt I was actually about to have a baby.
It was only a short hour or so after that until we welcomed little Asher Leo into our lives.
This was my easiest and most pleasant birthing experience to date. I think I earned that. :)
The other detail I never would have even dreamed of, was that my very own Steven, helped my doctor deliver our son.
What a honor for him and a truly unique experience for both of us.
(I have the best doctor by the way! If you need a recommendation call me so I can rave about him.)
Life has been and continues to be a complete joy since that day.
I facebooked and watched Friends to keep myself entertained for the first 6 hours of the day.
I also read affirmations and primped excessively. ;)
We prepped Sophia for the events of the day.
She wanted to be there and it was wonderful to have her with us.
My sister Ashley kept Sophia entertained and also did some mighty fine video work.
I only labored briefly.
Then it was time.
My doctors suited up.
And my baby was born!!!
Pause. Absorb. Wow!
Steven gently handed me our brand new son...
...and Ashley took my favorite image of all time.
He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 21 inches long.
My biggest and strongest baby.
My deepest gratitude to Ashley Thalman Photography
for this beautiful imagery and exceptional work.
Happy Birthday Asher Leo. You are adored, loved and treasured!!
This sweet precious baby of mine turns one year old tomorrow!
I am going to be posting his birth story here.
The whole experience was so intimate and momentous for me last year.
I wanted to keep it for my very own.
It is still deeply
personal, but after a year I am ready to share one of the best days of my life with you.
I wanted to be VERY selective when choosing what images to post here today.
You see the wedding is still a month away and I don't want to let the cat out of the bag too much.
Instead I just wanted to open it up and let you take a little peak inside.
After the wedding, I will share the rest.
After going through and editing a large handful of my favorite images, these were the two that left a lasting impression on me.
Just how I like it.
I recently had the opportunity to do a photo shoot for 3B Yoga
showcasing the amazing clothing items they have in their athletic boutique.
I got to work with gorgeous models in the most beautiful yoga studio ever.
As an added gift just in time for Christmas, 3B Yoga has provided a coupon for you to use in their athletic boutique.
Now go get your shop on and make 2012 your healthiest (and most stylish) year ever!
PX Silver Shade Polaroid film by the Impossible Project
I felt this progression needed a post of its own.
Kelsey Hannon is Ahhhhmazing. Such control!