When I graduated from Nursing school in 1999 I wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse. As a new grad, I applied to Pennsylvania Hospital and was told that they only hired experienced nurses in Labor and Delivery. As a consolation prize, I was offered an interview in the Intensive Care Nursery. It wasn't what I wanted, but it certainly wasn't as bad as the alternatives. I interviewed and accepted the position. I anticipated that I would transfer at some point. That was 18 years ago and I couldn't imagine ever not being an baby nurse. Even though now I focus more on my photography business and raising my girls, at my core and in my heart, I am an ICN nurse. So when I was asked to photograph and new baby in the ICN, my heart skipped a beat with excitement. I felt like the two loves of my life were meeting for the first time. It was interesting to be in there as an observer instead of as a participant. And it was wonderful to walk in there and still feel comfortable and confident in an environment that is no longer common to me. I loved caring for babies throughout my career, but I think I may like photographing them just a little bit more.
If you are planning to welcome and new baby, or your baby has his or her own plan and arrives just a wee bit earlier than expected, I would love to capture their first days in your life. I am available for Fresh 48 sessions in the hospital, or newborn sessions in my studio or your home. Contact me so we can start planning the details!