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Maxwell | A Birth Story at Sister’s Hospital | Buffalo NY

Within a week of posting about a dream of wanting to start photographing births to compliment my postpartum doula work,  a birth called me as a witness.Baby Maxwell, you are so so sweet and I am so honored to have documented your first hours into the world and the minutes leading up to it.

If you are interested in documentation of the birth of your baby, I am actively seeking to build my birth story portfolio and offering introductory rates for births that allow me to use the photos on the blog. I am currently only accepting birth story clients that have a birth doula AND are using facilities within a 5 mile radius of my home,  including home births, and births that take place at any of the following:  The Birthing Center of Buffalo, Sister’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Buffalo Midwifery Services. Please e-mail me at info@shawphotoco.com to learn of full offerings.

I am also so grateful for Lori Gehl, the doula for Maxwell’s birth, who is an inspiration to me and also was my main communication source during Maxwell’s birth so I didn’t have to disturb the parents who were working actively together during labor.  We met Lori this past winter through a natural childbirth class she taught. To see her in action after learning so much from her was an incredible experience.  If you are seeking a doula for your birth, or a natural birthing class, Lori offers both. You can contact her directly at lori@wnychildbirth.com or view her information at www.wynchildbirth.com.

And if you’re not looking for either of those, but would like some pasture-raised meat, check out Lori’s farm she operates with her husband and her five beautiful children.