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
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
"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
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!Read More
To celebrate this beautiful year, I've collected 10 of my favorite photographs from some of the 31 sessions I photographed this year. Enjoy!Read More
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.Read More
In the last two years, being pregnant and raising my first baby, motherhood has eclipsed my life. It’s been a cosmic event. Each new experience has been like watching the moon move a little further across the sun, slowly changing its shape. Her birth was my “totality.” My everything. The moment I’d waited for, for as long as I could imagine, and every bit as breathtaking as I’d dreamed.Read More
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!Read More
I got a text from Kori on a sunny afternoon, saying that today might be the day! Even over texting, I could tell that she was excited about the journey that lay ahead of her.Read More
Alexis Lucille Arthur. My sweet, silly girl is quickly approaching her first birthday, but her story begins four years ago. That was when I was diagnosed by a fertility specialist with a condition called polycystic ovarian disease.Read More