welcome, samara dawn

Last night I had the honor of documenting a little girl as she came into this world.  While I have watched in awe several babies being born, I have never been the photographer for one.  For me personally, to watch and record such a sacred event was one of the most holy of nights.  The mama was strong and graceful.  The daddy was kind and calm.  The midwife was supporting and gentle.  I felt like I was watching a beautiful dance that had been rehearsed time and time again.

hello, baby girl

mama’s milk
daddy’s girl

at peace
little toes
wrapped around his finger already 

how much do you weigh?
5 pounds and 11 ounces, 19 inches long
great set of lungs

little heart beat
she is perfect
beautiful ladies
welcome little one

Staci Lee

I like my cameras old, my shoes comfortable, and my whiskey neat.


  • We use many superlatives to describe images. However, these truly are very beautiful and very very special. You've captured the moment perfectly Staci – nickplee

  • Love that she is cloth diapering!!!!! What a wonderful thing that you are doing.

  • tears here, and so great to see that you are photographing births! these will be treasured, friend. xoxo and i love the sling scale, my midwife had one too. that photo lives in my memory.

  • Hi Staci, I found your blog via Every Second Sunday. This set of photos is beautiful – very meaningful, touching, and refreshing 🙂

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