Inroducing Taylor Ryan Siller

There are no words to describe how honored I felt to be present at the birth of Taylor Ryan Siller.   She was born to Gino and Amber Siller on May 8th at roughly 5pm.

Gino, a good friend of mine and amazing photographer, asked me a few months back if I would photograph his wife, Amber’s labor and delivery.   I was of course honored then, but had no idea that  witnessing such an intimate and miraculous moment, would leave me spellbound and unable to blog it for days– and still, there are no words.   I hope that pictures can speak 1000 words, because I don’t want to trivialize or spoil the beauty of this miracle with my poor writing.  All I can say, is that I am so glad and privledged  to have such amazing people, like Amber and Gino in my life, and I know that Taylor will always have a special place in my heart, as I watched her– a beautiful, healthy, 7.86 lb baby girl enter this world…..


What maybe struck me more than anything about this day, is just how intimate the experience of  bringing a life into this world is.  I was so moved by Gino’s tenderness and compassion for Amber, and by Amber’s appreciation of him… 


Amber kicked butt—seriously, she is my biggest hero these days.




I lost it when I saw Amber’s pure amazement, and Gino’s tears at the first glimpse of their daughter, Taylor.








From the bottom of my heart—Thank you, Gino and Amber, and congratulations!

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Hannahreply
May 23, 2009 at 12:47 AM

Julie, I have always loved your work but this is truly something else, those photos took my breath away.

Congratulations Gino and Amber and Congratulations Julie on achieving something truly magical x

Luciareply
May 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Fantastic work Julie! Absolutely wonderful…

heatherreply
May 23, 2009 at 3:53 PM

i am a sucker for babies and birth stories. these shots are truly beautiful julie.

oneshotbeyondreply
May 23, 2009 at 8:36 PM

there’s nothing like those first few moments after a life is brought into the world!

Haleyreply
May 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM

The “first glimpse” image has me sitting on my couch with tears rolling down my cheeks–it’s beautiful! I stayed on that one for at least 2 minutes, just taking it in. This is a gorgeous series. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

r. j. kernreply
May 24, 2009 at 8:06 PM

simply amazing.

sarabethreply
May 24, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Wow Julie! These are such sweet and intimate photos. What an amazing gift to this couple!

sarabethreply
May 24, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Wow Julie! This are such sweet, intimate photos. What an amazing gift to this couple!

Marreply
May 26, 2009 at 7:01 AM

The photo of Gino’s nose pressed against Taylor’s is just AWESOME! These very moments are for keeps! There is nothing greater than life, except of course, when it gets documented. 🙂

nonniereply
June 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM

julie, the pictures were so beautiful.gino and amber, since i couldn’t be there, i so appreciate what julie did and made me feel a part of it! amber, gino and taylor you’re all so beautiful and i love you so very much. love ,nonnie, larry and zane xoxoxoxoxoxo

Stevereply
October 26, 2009 at 5:12 AM

Wow. Had to post a comment on this. I am learning photography and have done a couple of maternity shoots. This series brought a tear to my eye. Really captured the togetherness of the parents through the labor and delivery (Gino had the easier job) then the joy and pride that followed.

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