Birth Photography By H. Sumner


     Births are my absolute favorite moments to capture on camera. In addition to being a photographer, I spent 5 years working as a night shift nurse at ECM on the 4th floor Women's Pavilion (post partum). I loved my job as a nurse, love my job as a photographer, however just recently I have given up my job as a nurse to focus more on photography. I am also a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers ( Feel free to check out their website as well. It is a place where birth photographers can share ideas, gain support, education, and form sense of community among birth photographer professionals. I am extremely comfortable in the delivery room and there is nothing like being present for a birth, capturing the miracle of new life, and preserving those memories for you and your family.


   Birth sessions are very unpredictable and do not always go according to planned.  Rather than discuss all of the details here, please text or call (256) 335-9544, send an email to, or message me from my facebook page here to set up a consult. All birth sessions must have a consult before signing the birth contract. I want to meet you, discuss your birth plan, and answer any questions you may have. We can also discuss the option of doing a complete birth story package which includes everything from the birth announcement to the hospital session after birth (birth included as well). It is so much better to meet in person before meeting in the delivery room. I have landscape artwork for sale in a shop located in downtown Florence (Reclaimed Spirit) which serves as the perfect location for a meet and greet :)  A sample of images can be found at this link here, or click on birth photography and then portfolio. I can't wait to hear from you and I am so excited about capturing your birth story.   



(Due to the nature of birth and privacy, no birth photos are ever published without family consent)