Welcome Roman | Chattanooga Birth Photographer

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 to document their story becomes a piece of my heart and I am beyond grateful for their trust in me, and for the privilege of witnessing, first hand, one of the greatest miracles on Earth.  It is a very intimate story, and I don’t always share the images from these sessions because of the deeply private nature of what I capture, but Bonnie and her husband, Adam, are excited for me to share the story of their son’s birth with you.

Bonnie’s labor was one of the most perfect, sweetest labors I’ve ever seen.  She was surrounded by so much love that it absolutely blew my mind.  I was greeted in Labor and Delivery by beautiful women who introduced themselves as her mother and sisters.  I met some of the kindest women in Chattanooga and I hadn’t even reached Bonnie’s room yet.

Throughout her labor, family filtered in and offered her their love and support, and Bonnie quickly progressed to complete under the watchful eyes of her amazing husband, her momma and her wonderful mother-in-law.

With the help of her supportive family, Bonnie’s quiet strength brought her perfect son, Roman Hamilton, into the world.  At 8 pounds and 7 ounces, he was a healthy, plump little guy – content to snuggle with his mommy and blink in wonder at the new world in which he found himself.

Welcome, little Roman.  You are loved.



Melody Hood


  1. Heather Puett on August 16, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love birth photography, always such an emotional experience.