Big Announcement! | Hampton Roads Birth Photographer | Hampton Roads Fresh 48 Photographer

Almost four years ago I attended my first birth as a doula. During that birth I realized that I wanted to be a birth photographer. Since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated with birth and everything that has to do with birth. Every day of your adolescent life leads you to where you are headed. Every TV show I loved, and every new baby I saw. It was all leading me to my profession and my passion. Almost four years ago I came home to my husband and told him that I wanted to do birth photography. I showed him what I wanted to do and told him that one day I will do it full time. One day I would own my own business and make my passion come to life. 

It has taken almost four years of hard work, doubts, tears, mistakes and sleepless nights. Those years have all been leading up to this day. This one random day that I have picked. I can not deny where my heart is going. My soul is always so happy when I see a woman become a mother. The look in their eyes. The look in the baby's eyes. It fills my heart to the brim. This is what I want to do and what I have a absolute passion for. 

Starting today I am taking a journey. A journey that will lead me to meet so many new people. A journey that will have me sitting right by the family's side as they welcome their new baby into the world. This journey will be filled with tears of both happiness and sadness. The journey that I will be taking for as long as I want a career. I will be a birth photographer. 

Starting today I will only be offering birth and fresh 48 sessions. Two sessions that are close to my heart. Documenting journeys is what I was meant to do. I was made for this job. I was raised for this job. I eat, breath and bleed this job. Taking down the pages of the other sessions I used to offer was bitter sweet. Flooded with memories of every family that has been in front of my lens. The hard work that I put into everything that I do. It was just lacking one thing, passion. 

Today is a great day to make a change. Its the perfect day because its a new beginning. My heart is full and I am ready to embark on this new life. I believe in myself 100% and will not let anyone get in the way of that. With all of this being said I could use all of the encouraging words and prayers (if you pray). I am ready and so happy with what is to come.

<3 Michelle 

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