Category Archives: Birth

Baby W | Birth photography

Thank you to the A family for the honor of having me photograph your boy’s very first day of life! 🙂


A big Thank You!

I’ve just wrapped three births in the past two weeks. As I catch up on life, {and take a breath!} I realize just how life-changing this experience to serve women is, and what a positive impact I can attribute to woman’s lives, to their partner’s lives, and to the extended families.

To see the pure joy in the room; a child is born. New life. A fresh start. It’s exhilarating to say the least, what an honor to be in such a sacred circle. Thank you to my past, current and future client’s. You are all amazing and inspiring!

Introducing ::: Benjamin Bao!

This family has been enthusiastic from the first moment I met up with them. Welcoming me into their home, and sharing with me their wishes and desires for their child’s ideal birth. I would like to warmly congratulate the glowing first-time parents! I hope you enjoy these photo’s as much as I have editing each frame, and bringing me back to their birth time after time. On August 14th, at 7:27 am, Benjamin Bao was born. Weighing in at 7lbs and 2.8 ounces, 20 inches long!

Some classical music streaming to lighten the mood.

Some mommy and daddy skin to skin time!

More love from the proud papa…

Congratulations Lam and Azar!

~Melissa {© 2011 Melissa Thompson Photography}

*Listen/Watch on* ::: Baby Project

Here’s a wonderful article explaining what a Doula’s role is really all about!

*Listen/Watch on*

Introducing ::: Herschel James!

Baby Herschel James was warmly welcomed to the world on July 1st, 2011 at 7:40am PST, weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and stretching nineteen and a quarter inches long. Perfection. ❤ He even scored an ‘A’ on his first exam: the Apgar.

A warm congratulations to his family and their friends!

Enjoy 🙂

Cheers! Melissa Jane

Melissa Thompson Photography 2011


Introducing ‘Birth Photography’

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As you’ve read on the “About” page, you know I have photography services available. I would be absolutely honored to photograph the birth of your child (as well as the precious moments afterward) in addition to my Doula services. I … Continue reading

Ina May’s an inspiration

As I snuggle up with ‘Ina May’s guide to Childbirth’, I realize how excited and anxious I am for my new clients, and for their much-anticipated estimated due date next week. Ina May has this amazing way to describe birth, a magical and euphoric experience one never forgots.

It brings back the memories from my daughters birth, one I need to document.

Well, I’m going back to my midnight reading for now… My next read will most likely be ‘Baby-Catcher’, so excited as I’ve glanced at numerous praise for the book.

Night for now,