From their nominations: “Rachel photographed my home birth in September. This was my third birth, and the only one I had a photographer at (and any photographs at all). Birth is such a vulnerable and personal thing, and I didn’t know if I wanted to have anyone there to document it, but Rachel’s personality and her work sold me, and I am so grateful that I choose to have her there. Not only are the photos that Rachel took beautiful and powerful, they captured so much of the emotions and moments of my labor and birth experience. Rachel was not just my photographer, she was a part of my team. She was able to hold space for me right along with my midwives and doula, and I never felt her camera. I can’t think of a more talented and deserving photographer for this award.”
They are only going to get bigger, so a stunning family photo that showcases their current size – not to mention smile, spirit, and personality – is a must. Rachel Utain-Evans’ sessions are relaxed and fun, and capture what is special about your family right now.
“I help my clients choose their favorite images and how they want to display their new photos in their homes, a complete service to my families from start to finish,” says Utain-Evans. “One less thing for busy parents to worry about!”
The first days home with a newborn are previous, but fleeting. Carolyn Clement helps capture the early days of your new family. An experienced photographer who specializes in contemporary family portraiture, she can also what to wear, how to pose (so you look stunning!), and present the best ways to display and preserve your photographs.
“My style is unique – I specialize in urban photo shoots that capture my clients having fun in their city,” says Clement. “My mama clients always tell me how beautiful they look in their photos and how ‘real’ their kids smiles are – those are the best testimonials!”
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