Archive for the ‘Birth Story’ Category

I love visiting the hospitals and seeing such brand spanking new babies! So new and tiny and cuddly. They grow so so fast in those few days to weeks. I offer hospital mini sessions for those clients who dont quite want the full birth story but want to capture those first few days of life. Contact me to schedule your hospital session aliciakinne@gmail.com

  There are just some of those clients that I connect with and immediatley feel like I have known them for a while.  My birth story families always seem to be like that and this fabulous family is no exception.  Mom was so funny and LOVED the epidural. I think she would have been fine with just  a drop of meds lol.   This baby is so very much loved!! It is always so great to be able to experience a baby birth and just observe all the love and care in that room.  Watching a sweet husband so concerned for his wife and new baby, a mom excited and nervous for her baby girl experiencing this great blessing of giving birth.  Baby Owen had his own plans and after much anticipation it was decided to do a C-Section.  I was extremely grateful to the hospital and Dr. for allowing me in the OR room.  Poor mom was so knocked out from the nerve block and working so hard to get baby here she passed right out once she knew baby Owen was here safely.
There is nothing greater than witnessing a new life come into this world!  I love photography of all kinds but birth stories are just so sacred and special. Thank you Howell family for allowing me to enjoy a piece of your life! I have to add I have never seen a more bright eyed and alert baby he was just looking all around so peacfully taking it all in!

If you are interested in Birth Photography and live in the Salt Lake City Utah area please email me at aliciakinne@gmail.com or visit www.aliciakinnephotography.com for more information.

First I just must say how much I love my job.  Waiting and capturing a new baby is just the best!! This family was so amazing. Mom is my new hero. She was nearly 2 weeks past her due date she finally went into labor in the wee hours of the morning.  She should have babies for a living because she made it look so easy with out any medication at all, and looking beautiful the entire time.   Baby O was born with a great set of lungs 😉 and blessed with a beautiful family!  Congrats on the new baby boy I wish you all the happiness in the world!

One of my most favorite pictures of all time can you just imagine what big brother is telling him?….. And all the things he will tell him… what a cutie!!

I have been lucky enough to be at 2 out of 3 of Emily’s births.  I love my nephews so much and admire Emily, she is such an amazing mom of 3 boys.  I truly love my job.  Nothing like seeing these beautiful babies come into this world to loving families.   Welcome baby Broox!! I normally edit my birth stories in B&W but really liked the color photos this time.  Stay tuned for a mini hospital session and attempting to take brother pictures.

Such a sweet precious baby who has an amazing family! They were so excited to have E in their family.

Changes are in the air

February 16, 2012

As I have said in my last post I have decided to change the direction of my photography this year. Follow my passion and my love.  I LOVE babies and I love the experience of witnessing a the true miracle of birth.  What an incredible sacred event it is.  This is whyI have decided to focus on birth photography.  Because of the unpredictible nature of deliveries I will still do newborns and babies on a limited basis and  family sessions twice a year .  I am following my heart and I hope you can help me with my passion. I have thought long and hard about this and it feels right for me. Please let friends and family know that might be interested in documenting your babies first few experiences in life and capture the joy of your growing family.  There will be fun along the way too stayed tuned for some contests and specials coming soon.

Last year I also had the incredible opportunity to photograph sweet Ali’s short time on this earth.  Ali has changed so many things for me, she will always hold a special place inside my heart.  I have know about an organization for several years and was just too scared to volunteer. Ali helped me see the love and comfort this organization can bring.  I am now an affiliate photographer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.  If you are interested in helping, donating or learning more please click HERE  I have been able to meet several angel babies and their families already.   What special children and parents they are and I learn so much each time I meet them.   I am grateful for the ability I have been given and the opportunity to share with others.    There is a huge need in the Salt Lake area for photographers if you have the means to sign up you will not regret it.  My mom had a huge LOVE for babies too, if there ever was a baby around she was holding them. I like to think that as I see their families say thier goodbyes to their little ones, my mom is on the other side giving them a big hug welcoming them home again.  I have been able to feel the love our Heavenly Father has for each one of his precious children.  I am so appreciative of the wonderful friendships I get to have through photography I am excited for this new chapter and am so thankful to all of you who have helped me along the way.  And because I can’t have a post without a picture enjoy this chubby happy guy!!

This is a really long post so sorry. I don’t often post personal stuff on here but felt I really should.

This last year has been quite a year for myself and my family. I have been trying to sit down and write this for a while, the wound is still deep and fresh but I need to.  I am worried I will not be able to adequately express my feelings to honor my mom. This last couple months has been difficult to say the least, but so many blessings and comfort have been given to us. My mom was such a big part of my life and to have that taken away for the rest of my earthly time is hard to understand.  The heartache of missing her is something I have never felt and cannot describe. My mom was truly an amazing beautiful woman inside and out. I am so blessed to have been given to her from above to teach me humility, love, service, sacrifice, patience and so much more. My mom fought a courageous and short battle with ovarian cancer. She was doing so great and just before her 3rd round of chemo she got viral cardiomyopathy and her body could just not fight it off. We spent her last days at home with her peacefully by her side. My aunt and I flew out the day she turned for the worse but by the time we got there she had very short spurts of consciousness. When they admitted her to the hospital she progressively worsened. One of the last conversations I had with her on the phone she asked me to go get her a 10lb bag of potatoes from walmart. lol I said mom what do you need those for and we laughed and thought the drugs were making her silly. She looked so beautiful bald head and all. When I sat by her bed she opened her ice blue eyes, and said “Whats wrong, what’s wrong” I replied nothing… it is all good and she said “you are lying to me!” I must not have a good poker face. That was the only time she talked to me while I was there. She did talk to my brothers, her sister and some friends and even perked right up on the phone and talked to my kids and Brian which was such a wonderful blessing and miracle. Those are days that will forever be engraved in my heart mind and spirit. Days I hope I don’t forget but sometimes don’t want to remember. I am writing all of this because I want to tell you about my mom but also because her passing has made me a different person as well. My mom always sacrificed her needs for others. She quietly served all those around her. Our kids were her pride and joy, she was the most amazing grandma that knew each one of my kids inside and out and they knew it. She has left such a void in our lives a hole in our hearts that cannot be filled. You don’t ever think you will outlive your parents and am so sad we will miss out having her here in all our happy and sad times. We were lucky enough to go visit my mom and dad during spring break last year and fortunately we took some family pictures. Since my mom has been gone pictures have become much more priceless than before. I often have thought of what if I forget what she sounds like, or looks like all the pictures I have can replay a memory in my mind from when they were taken. I wish I had more than I do. I regret not taking any pictures of her the last time I saw her. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it, I wish I did she was beautifully radiant. Ross took one picture and this pretty much summed up our last week with her. Ruby Sue would not leave her side, it was rare that one of us was not next to her too. I am sharing this not to be morbid but because it means it happened it was real and we all lived it.

Her hair grew back so much in such a few short days. The morning she went home to our Heavenly Father she smiled a big huge smile. I know she was being greeted by her Dad, brother, uncle cousins and friends. How great will it be to be included in that wonderful reunion. I have felt close to my Heavenly Father all my life, with my moms passing there were days I felt closer than I have ever been and also days where I felt completely alone. My family has been blessed by so many of you who are so kind and thoughtful. I have been brought to my knees in gratitude and humility so many different times. Besides my mom’s death my husband also was effected by a restructure in his company and was laid off in the beginning of 2011. This has brought many up’s, downs, ins, outs and loopidy doos. We never imagined to be in 2012 and still in that situation. It has given us a whole new level of gratitude for everything. Taught us lessons we would never learn other wise. Made us stronger in our faith our marriage and our family. We feel empathy on a level we never have before. We are ready for it to be over but know we can do hard things.

I was also privileged to have the opportunity to witness and document a beautiful sacred miracle, Angel Ali. Ali was diagnosed with tri-somy 18 during Kelli’s pregnancy. I watched in complete awe as this family took this on in an amazing and inspiring way. Kelli, her husband and children cherished each moment they had with Ali in the womb, her time on this earth. Made many memories with her even before she arrived. What an example of hope, love and faith this family is to me. Ali and her family have changed how I view a lot of things in life for the better. I am blessed to have met Ali and felt of her spirit and witness the great love her family has for her.  I watched as Kelli proudly shared her brief moments with Ali with her whole family letting each person hold and love her. It was amazing to see everyone greet her and love her and know that when she went back to heaven in a few short hours the same scene would play out with the same great love.  I really believe my my mom was there to welcome her home again.  There are few times you can have the sacred experience of the thinning of the veil between Heaven and earth I was blessed to have experienced it twice in one year. Ali and my mom and her example of service has brought me to a new chapter in my photography and I am so grateful. I will be updating my site with new changes in the next few weeks.  With the families permission I am sharing Ali’s video with you. May it bring you hope and peace and help you feel the love that our Heavenly Father has for each of us.



Angel Ali from Alicia Kinne on Vimeo.

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So mega long post and this is still not caught up. Hopefully with the Christmas break I will be able to add some more. I am so grateful to all my clients and how wonderful they are. I meet so many awesome people that become such great friends!! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!!

I love doing birth stories!! This post is long but I wanted to show so many of my favorites! What a blessing it is to be able to capture a child coming into this world. This one is extra special because it is my Organic Baby partner and friend Marissa’s sweet new addition. If you are trying to decide if it is worth it to hire a professional photographer for you birth story my vote is ABSOLUTELY YES!! I wish I had images of my three births how fleeting the memories are. I hope you can feel the emotion that I can as I look through the images.

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