Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Birth of Breckyn Brewer | www.jlritt.com

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It’s not everyday that you get asked to photograph a birth.  It’s not everyday that one of your family members is pregnant and about to have their baby.  It may not be everyday, but September 30, 2015,  that day came for me.  My cousin was having a scheduled induction and asked if I could be there to capture her birth since I was going to be doing their Fresh 48 and Newborn sessions as well.  I figured what the heck, I’ve got PTO time and vacation time left this year, so why not? I got my work done at the office and ran over to the hospital.

Brittany was in so much pain even after getting her epidural.  They ended up giving her a second one and still was in a lot of pain.  You could see how bad she felt as it was written all over her face and hearing it in her moans of excruciating pain through the contractions.  Once the labor progressed enough for her to start pushing, I bet she pushed all of 20 minutes, maybe 30 tops, and Breckyn was born!

She came bouncing into the world at a whopping 8 pounds and 2 ounces.  She’s the largest baby of 3 oolder siblings, which is ironic because she was also born on her exact due date.  Being the 4th child usually would lead to an earlier delivery as well.  She must have been nice and cozy in momma’s belly because she was in no hurry to come out!  I made a video to recreate the day for her parents to look back on and would love to share it with you in the link below, along with a few photos from the special day:

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Jennifer Rittenberry Photography | www.jlritt.com

At this time, I am only taking birth requests on a case by case basis.  You can contact me at Hello@JLRitt.com to see if I’d be the right fit to be your Birth Photographer.  I also shoot Fresh 48 sessions, which are short sessions taken while you’re still in the hospital and are lifestyle type of portraits documenting your natural interactions with your new baby.   Studio newborn sessions are where my heart lies and get to show off my talent with fully posed sleeping babies.  I would love the opportunity to be your Newborn Photographer; babies are my passion and I’d love to create some art for you!

Currently booking newborns for 2016 and running a promo for the month of October (2015).  All full newborn sessions booked this month will receive a complimentary Fresh 48 session as an extra bonus!  For more info and to book your session, click here!  You can also email me at Hello@JLRitt.com if you have additional questions or to check availability for your due date.

Jennifer Rittenberry Photography specializes in newborn, baby, family, child and maternity photography in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas including but not limited to Mount Washington.



8 thoughts on “Louisville KY Newborn Photographer | Birth of Breckyn Brewer | www.jlritt.com

  1. awwww so cute! great shots! I am a birth photographer and there is just nothing like witnessing a baby taking their very 1st breath!


  2. The slide show to that song brings me back to my own daughter’s birth, so much emotion for such an amazing moment, one minute you’re waiting for them to arrive then the next minutes there here and you love them instantly! Great capture.


  3. It is so awesome that you were able to capture the birth if your cousin’s baby! I would love to photograph a birth, but I also think I would feel so much watching poor mom hurting. I love the shots of the proud daddy holding his baby girl in that pink bow as big as she is. Can’t wait to see the fresh 48 and newborn sessions!


  4. Your story brought me too tears! What an incredible opportunity it must have been to photograph such a special moment. Photojournalistic birth photography is such a special art form of a momentous occasion. Beautiful photos!

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  5. Kathy, what a wondeful and privelaged opportunity to document the birth of little Breckyn! You did a great job capturing both the pain and joy of this beautiful moment!


  6. So beautiful! Birth Photography is gaining popularity and I hope that some day I can add one to my portfolio! I bet it was an incredible experience for you to be able to capture this amazing moment for your cousin! I love love LOVE the photo of the doctor holding the baby up. I must admit, your slideshow gave me tears 🙂 great job!

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  7. Welcome to the world Brecklyn! She is so cute and tall already! I love the story you captured of her birth and the joy on her parents’ faces. Dad looks EXTREMELY proud of his new baby girl, complete with pink bow!


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