Posts in Birth
A Gentle Cesarean Birth | UF Health North | Jacksonville Birth Photographer

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.

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Homebirth to C-Section | A Story of Perseverence | Jacksonville Birth Photographer

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.

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A Water Birth Story | UF Birth Center | Jacksonville Birth Photographer

"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!"

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The Beauty of Laboring at Home | Part 2 of 2 | Jacksonville Birth Photographer

This is part 2 of a two part blog post, welcoming a sweet baby boy into the world! We pick up as the family drives from home, where she labored for almost 12 hours, and arrives at St. Vincent's to have her baby. This mama rocked a 30 hour labor and leaned heavily on her birth team. It was an honor to be included in their big day!

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A 107 Minute Birth | UF Birth Center | Jacksonville Birth Photographer

Taylor told me that she hadn't had any contractions yet, when she suddenly had one while we were on the phone. I asked her to stay with me on the phone so that I could hear her through it, and her deep groan quickly told me that this was happening, and fast. I made a cup of coffee, grabbed my bags, and headed out into the night.

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A Hypnobirthing Story | Flagler Hospital | St. Augustine Birth Photography

In the birth world, third babies are known to be "wild cards." They can take their sweet time, or they can quickly  rush their way into the world. This darling little boy is so lucky to have one patient mama, because she weathered two long days of contractions at home before he was born!

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