Meet Sydney! She was put on bed rest and was going to be meeting her baby boy at 37 weeks, starting with a scheduled induction. But we made it work! Instead of a session at the beach or a local park, I came to their home and did a simple, low-key maternity session in their home, just a few days before baby Warren made his arrival!Read More
After photographing Benjamin’s birth the day before, I came back the next morning to document their older children meeting the new baby. This Just Born session was just so full of sweet moments!Read More
How do you go about writing your birth story? It might be a lot to write, and both time and mental energy are a precious commodity in those first weeks and months postpartum. Here are some helpful tips (and lots of guiding questions) for getting that birth story out of your head and onto paper!Read More
Like all birth stories, this is a story of love. But it is also a story of perseverance. Their sweet baby's birth looked completely different than what they had envisioned, but it was filled to the brim with emotion. I am honored to have been invited to witness this incredible day.Read More
I didn’t hire a birth photographer. That's right. Me, a birth photographer myself.
And oh, how deeply I wish I had.
I have very few regrets in my life, and one of them is not adding a talented birth photographer to my birth team to document my hard work of bringing my first baby into the world. But I had my reasons. And before I had my baby, I thought those reasons were pretty good!
They weren’t.Read More
Every time a new baby comes into a family, things shift and change. The family as it existed before is frozen in time, and a fuller, more complex, more love-filled family emerges. It is said that a sibling is the longest relationship you'll ever have, and what a blessing that is.
Enjoy some of my favorite recent sibling images from some very special families!Read More
"I felt a contraction and had the urge to push. I could feel baby Jude move in my body, and I knew that he would be out in one large push. I recall thinking that he was coming so fast that neither Dallas nor Angela nor Nigel would know Jude was on his way out!"Read More
This is part 2 of a two part blog post, welcoming a sweet baby boy into the world! We pick up as the family drives from home, where she labored for almost 12 hours, and arrives at St. Vincent's to have her baby. This mama rocked a 30 hour labor and leaned heavily on her birth team. It was an honor to be included in their big day!Read More
This birth. This powerful, emotional, surprising, long, incredible, unforgettable birth.
It's just too much for one blog post! Part 1 will focus on the time that I spent with this family as mom labored at home. Part 2 will tell her story once she left for the hospital, and what it was like to meet their sweet baby boy!Read More
To celebrate this beautiful year, I've collected 10 of my favorite photographs from some of the 31 sessions I photographed this year. Enjoy!Read More
Taylor told me that she hadn't had any contractions yet, when she suddenly had one while we were on the phone. I asked her to stay with me on the phone so that I could hear her through it, and her deep groan quickly told me that this was happening, and fast. I made a cup of coffee, grabbed my bags, and headed out into the night.Read More
In the birth world, third babies are known to be "wild cards." They can take their sweet time, or they can quickly rush their way into the world. This darling little boy is so lucky to have one patient mama, because she weathered two long days of contractions at home before he was born!Read More
"Not all triplets walk side by side. Sometimes two have wings to fly." Meet Hannah. She was born at 28 weeks and 3 days, weighing 1.9 pounds and 13.5 inches long. Her fighting spirit and strength have been an inspiration to so many people in the Jacksonville area and beyond.Read More
If you've been following Dallas Arthur Photography since its launch in 2012, you may have wondered, what happened in the last two years? Here is a little summary to fill the gap!Read More
Wow, this was quite a wild night! Larissa and her husband Matt were absolutely amazing and showed some fierce calm and focus as her birth took some epic twists and turns!Read More