Birth Sessions

Welcome Lennon AND Lawson | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

By Melissa Gallagher / February 12, 2014 / 1 Comment

There is so much about Lennon and Lawson’s birth that astounds me… I don’t really know where to begin with their story, except in the beginning – over a year ago.  Possibly two. Meredith contacted me a long time ago to tell me she and her husband were praying for a baby and that they…

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Welcome Isabella | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

By Melissa Gallagher / October 1, 2013 / Comments Off on Welcome Isabella | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

I capture all kinds of Birth Stories – some are routine, some are planned and go according to the plan, others don’t.  Isabella’s Birth Story is one of those that started out simply and ended up with a happy ending, but the path wasn’t what Momma thought she’d be taking when the journey began. And…

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Welcome Avery | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

By Melissa Gallagher / September 26, 2013 / Comments Off on Welcome Avery | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

Avery’s birth story is one of my favorites.  Avery’s momma contacted me when she was juuuuuust barely pregnant; she wanted me to work with them to do a session to announce their pregnancy and then again to announce the gender of their much-anticipated first baby.  We later did a maternity session and began talking about…

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Welcome Roman | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

By Melissa Gallagher / July 8, 2013 / 1 Comment

Being a birth photographer is at once exhilarating and humbling.  I have the profound honor of watching families grow before my eyes… Of seeing a child take his first breath… Of watching women find strength they never thought possible and men become fathers overflowing with pride and fear and awe. Each family that commissions me…

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