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Norma is amazing! Not only have I seen her in action during the births of others, but I have used her for my own birth as well. Her quiet presence is hardly noticed in the room and yet she captures so many moments up-close. Her work is priceless! She went above and beyond for my family in so many ways! I am forever grateful for the gifts she has given us through her work.
If you’re looking for a birth photographer who will bring love and kindness to your special moment, Norma is the way to go! My two older boys loved having her around and she really helped complete my birth team. We have photos that we will forever cherish and more importantly an experience that was filled with compassion and support.
Doulas do not replace the partner. We fill in where needed. I feel my role should be felt, not necessarily seen. This photo captures it all perfectly. Image by Norma Hess Photography #mcallendoula #doula #mcallenbirth #mcallenbirthphotography
Norma took pics during my c-section and I am amazed by how amazing she did. She is the absolute best and I am forever grateful for the pics she captured.
Norma is AWESOME!!!!!! She has a calm presence at births. She has captured so many beautiful moments on film that are priceless!!!!!!
Thank you soooo much! I absolutely love them and can’t wait to work together in the future!
Norma, we just saw the photo gallery. We are so happy we decided to hire you to document our first born’s birth. We are beyond ecstatic with the pictures! These are memories we will cherish forever and are so convinced we will do it again. Thank you for making this experience that much more special for us!
Norma was with us for my second child’s birth and newborn photos. She is an incredible photographer with a talent for capturing the special moments during what can be a hectic time. It was a joy to get to know her a little and I will forever treasure the memories she has captured for our family!
We were visiting my parents in the Rio Grande Valley and wanted to have family photos taken. Norma was fantastic. Before the date, she stayed in communication with us, and she found a location that was both beautiful and easy to find. When the weather was unexpectedly cold on the day we had picked, she was flexible and rescheduled with us. She was great with my kids, and she got great photos of our whole family. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to take family pictures. Thank you, Norma!
I gave birth to my baby boy on May 26, my birth story was a little different in that I had the be induced due to undiagnosed appendicitis, 3 weeks before my due date. It definitely wasn’t what/how I planned my birth. I had already met with Norma & we had discussed what to expect from her on that day. She was very professional & understanding to my concerns. That day she arrived while I was 4 cm dilated. It amazes me thinking back at how I didn’t even realize she was there, but when I look back at my birth story through her lens she captured it beautifully! I had always wanted pictures of my labor, & while I did get some pictures with my first born, having a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, there to capture this intimate moment in my life was the best thing I could have done. Looking at my pictures, I am able to re-live and experience my birth story all over again. & while some might just want to forget the pain or push it out of their minds, I love to look back at that experience & remember how incredibly amazing our bodies are as women giving birth. I love to see all the blood, sweat, & tears that are involved in this beautiful process. I love seeing the support & love of my husband, my parents, my family, midwives & other hospital staff. & most of all I love seeing pictures of that beautiful baby boy coming into this world! I have you to thank for those wonderful pictures Norma! We are so blessed to have had you capture those precious moments for us!! Thank you so much!!
Norma, the photos are BEAUTIFUL! We absolutely love them and the coloring of every photo has me swooning. THANK YOU!!
I’m so glad i made the decision to have a photographer there to capture those fleeting moments of labor and birth. In that time everything is a blur and it’s so nice to be able to look back on those beautiful memories. Norma did amazing work capturing all those special moments, I look at those pictures often. She is an awesome person to work with for your big day and when the time comes, I honestly didn’t realize she was there in the background snapping away, very respecting and mindful of your and the hospitals needs and policy’s. If you are considering a photographer I highly recommend her, and to secure your spot now!
Norma is so wonderful to work with! She knew exactly what I wanted for both of my sessions and was able to deliver photographs even better than I could have imagined. It was definitely worth it to get a birth photographer.
Norma Hess is an internationally published birth photographer & videographer in McAllen, Texas. She offers on-location documentary photography, videography and doula services.
Norma serves the entire Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas. *Tambien hábla Español. *Available for travel.
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