Apr
11
utah birth photographer

Rylee | Natural Birth Story

Rylee's Birth from Tina Chandler on Vimeo.       Rylee's Natural Birth Story Mom and dad were so excited for the arrival of their little girl!  But, she made them wait for it!  She didn't come until 41 weeks and 3 days...yes, that's 10 days after her "expected" date.  Mom wanted to have a natural birth, and she accomplished her goal!  She was ah-mazing.  Seriously.  She worked through each contraction and brought her baby into the world so beautifully.  I feel so honored to have been there!  Her total labor was about 8 hours.  Pretty fast for a first...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Feb
06

Baby Milo | Utah Birth Story

    Baby Milo's birth was so beautiful!  I love being able to do Utah birth story photography and videography. The story is below, but here's the video just in case you want to watch it first!  I love video for the sounds and the movement!  It's the closest thing to actually being there.   https://vimeo.com/199694163     Kirbi went to the hospital 2 days before her due date with a lot of contractions!  They got checked in, got the epidural and tried to rest for a bit.  They called me around 2am and said they were ready for me to come.   A...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Oct
04

{Baby Charlie} Utah Birth Story

This mama is amazing!  She was so strong and amazing during her birth!  Her husband was so helpful, along with the midwives and nurses to make this birth story so great!  And, in the end, it was all worth it for this perfect baby BOY!  I love being a Utah birth story photographer!  It's such an amazing job to be able to witness amazing women & men becoming moms and dad again or for the first time!   On a Thursday morning, at 40+5, Lindsey started having contractions.  She stayed home and worked through them for a couple hours, and then headed to the hospital about 5am....
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog, films
Sep
07

Alaya | Utah Home Birth Story

This Utah home birth story was so special, because I was so excited for one of my favorite families to have their second girl!  After having 3 boys, it was definitely a fun surprise when they found out it was going to be a GIRL!  It was an amazing birth, and Alaya's mom rocked it!  She is amazing, and seeing her with her newborn daughter was such a special experience!  I'm so glad I was able to document their special day. This is Alaya's birth story in her mom's own words.   "Alaya's story coming Earthside is a beautiful one. On Tuesday, Aug 9th, 2 days before the due date, I...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Jul
02

You, Yes YOU, Deserve a Birth Photographer

I asked a fellow birth photographer, Elise Hurst, owner of Elise Hurst Photography, to guest blog for me!  She's a very talented birth photographer, and so sweet!  You should check out her website if you're near Lubbock, TX.   "YOU deserve to have your birth photographed. Period.   There is no pre-requisite of a certain type of pregnant body, certain location of your birth, or certain amount of medical intervention to qualify for your beautiful birth to be captured. You and your baby's birth story is a unique story deserving to be honored through...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Jun
28

Birth of Baby K | Riverton Utah | Birth Photographer

I love being a Riverton, Utah birth photographer!  It is so amazing to be see these cute families grow-in this case-from a family of 2, to a family of 3!  This mom was amazing, and dad fell in love with his sweet little boy!  Scroll to the bottom to see their birth slideshow! Here's a little about their birth story.  Mom was having contractions starting in the middle of the night.  They got closer and closer together and more intense.  She started feeling nauseous, and with the contractions getting so painful they decided it was time to go to the hospital.  When she was admitted she...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
May
19
lehi utah birth story

Baby G | Home Birth Story | Utah County

I am so lucky to be able to capture babies being born and their families meeting them for the first time! It was fun to capture this home birth story in Utah County! This post may be a little long, but stick with me, because it's a beautiful story!   Neena had her 4th baby (second girl) at a planned home birth with a great midwife!  She called on Saturday morning saying she was having contractions, but after a little while, they stopped.  Later that day, they started again, and she called and said I should head over.  Even though I only live 15 minutes away I was worried I would...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Mar
23

Welcome Baby Sister!

  This family is just the cutest!  I still cannot get over how cute the big brother was to his baby sister!  Let's start at the beginning.     The Family Cindy & Fred have 2 cute boys.  The oldest one probably wouldn't like being called cute...so he's handsome...but the younger one is super cute.  He's only 4, so I think calling him cute is still acceptable. Cindy was pregnant with their 3rd baby, and it was a girl!  Hooray!  Who doesn't love a baby sister right?!? She was supposed to be induced on Friday morning, but guess what?  Sophia had other...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Mar
22

Beautiful Surrogate Birth Story

As a Utah birth photographer, I get the unique chance to watch babies be born to loving families. This story was different than most, but very beautiful. Meet Lindsey & Harry...and Cindy & Rob.  This is the story of a surrogate and the birth of twin baby girls.  Cindy and Rob have been waiting years to be parents! I'm so grateful I was able to meet these families, and these special little girls. They called me about an hour before the birth, and I barely made it!  They decided that Cindy (the babies' mom) would wait in the NICU and Harry (the surrogates husband) would go to the...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
Feb
24

Birth Photography-Meet Jabari

Birth Photography is so amazing! I feel so lucky to be a part of these amazing experiences! This cute family came to the hospial in the morning to be induced. They broke her water, and she labored for a good part of the day. The labor and delivery didn't go exactly as mom had planned (does it ever?), but she was tough and hung in there through it all. She had the support of her mom and husband through it all.   Baby Jabari decided to come into the world in the evening after his grandma told him for a few hours that they were sending an evacuation notice to him. The nurses were...
leafAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog
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