Beautiful day, beautiful light, beautiful couple. What could be better? This Jacksonville couple, Nicole and Tommy, are excitedly waiting to meet their first baby, a little girl. We walked along the beach, dipped our toes in the ocean, and talked about all the wonderful things that lie ahead.Read More
Meet Opal! This beautiful, bright-eyed girl is so loved by her mommies, who glowed with love and pride through our whole newborn session together. They were gracious enough to welcome me into their Jacksonville home and to share a few thoughts about new motherhood with me!Read More
This is the story of two sisters, one in heaven and one on earth, and the love that their parents share for them.Read More
It has been so special to document this Jacksonville couple from bump, to hospital, to their new baby at home. Becoming a parent for the first time is such a huge change, but they are adjusting beautifully and falling more and more in love with their precious Adaline every day. I asked Joy, Adaline’s mom, to share her thoughts about being a new mom. Thank you for sharing your heart with us!Read More
After two previous C-sections, this family was preparing for a different birth experience this time around. They made careful birth plans, doing research and taking classes to make this birth as peaceful as possible. So when pre-eclampsia made for a shift in their plans, they were ready.Read More
She's here! This stubborn little girl put her mama through quite the adventure during her birth. I came back to their home two weeks later to photograph her newborn session. It was so special to photograph this baby in the place where she belonged, in her parents’ arms, in her own home.Read More
Weeks away from meeting their first baby, these parents took a beautiful Jacksonville summer evening to capture this amazing time in their lives. In this story, they share how they found out they were pregnant, how they told their friends and family, and how they are preparing for their sweet baby “Sprout!”Read More
How do you go about writing your birth story? It might be a lot to write, and both time and mental energy are a precious commodity in those first weeks and months postpartum. Here are some helpful tips (and lots of guiding questions) for getting that birth story out of your head and onto paper!Read More
Like all birth stories, this is a story of love. But it is also a story of perseverance. Their sweet baby's birth looked completely different than what they had envisioned, but it was filled to the brim with emotion. I am honored to have been invited to witness this incredible day.Read More
This family. From our first consultation (which ended up with them feeding me dinner and us talking birth and photography into the wee hours of the night), I knew that their birth was going to be special. And after spending 23 long hours with them on the morning that their little guy finally arrived, they were almost like family!Read More
I was honored to have been asked to photograph a wonderful event, The Great Cloth Diaper Change! Held at UF North Hospital, this year's GCDC drew a crowd of parents, toddlers, babies, and a whole host of pregnancy and parenting related resources. I was excited to photograph the event, as well as man a booth to bring attention to some of the wonderful birth photographers that we have here in town!Read More
Sweet and speedy Jude made his entrance into the world in the middle of the night, a few days before his due date. A week after his peaceful water birth, I came to his home for his lifestyle newborn photo session.Read More
I didn’t hire a birth photographer. That's right. Me, a birth photographer myself.
And oh, how deeply I wish I had.
I have very few regrets in my life, and one of them is not adding a talented birth photographer to my birth team to document my hard work of bringing my first baby into the world. But I had my reasons. And before I had my baby, I thought those reasons were pretty good!
They weren’t.Read More
Every time a new baby comes into a family, things shift and change. The family as it existed before is frozen in time, and a fuller, more complex, more love-filled family emerges. It is said that a sibling is the longest relationship you'll ever have, and what a blessing that is.
Enjoy some of my favorite recent sibling images from some very special families!Read More
"I felt a contraction and had the urge to push. I could feel baby Jude move in my body, and I knew that he would be out in one large push. I recall thinking that he was coming so fast that neither Dallas nor Angela nor Nigel would know Jude was on his way out!"Read More