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Let me tell you a story…   On Christmas morning I woke up groggy after a weekend spent in bed coughing & fighting a cold.  My teenagers slept.  My dog slept.  My husband slept.  My five-year-old danced around the Christmas tree singing, “Wake up, wake up, wake up!” I heard her thump down the stairs to go rouse her tall brother with more singing.  I heard the coffee pot trickle when the hubs got up.  The first thing I did… Read more »

        Stuff like using flash or not, informing your doctor or midwife about me, when to call or text me to come over, when you’ll get your images or album, whether I’m allowed to use YOUR images online will all be discussed long before your highly anticipated labor finally begins. But what do I do while you’re in the baby-birthing zone?   Well.  It’s not about me.  Its about you.   As you wish, I will: blend… Read more »

    Let me tell you a story…       On a warm almost-summer’s day I got a message that a baby was coming.  By late morning I arrived at their home, a house in a neighborhood that bumped into a big green park, and was let inside amid whispers of welcome & anticipation.  I readied my camera. There I found a blue pool, a great-grandma knitting, a doula soothing & supporting, a midwife reading a book with watchful… Read more »

Its been two years already since I had the privilege of photographing my first birth, the birth of a baby girl, & fell in love with birth photography.  It tugs at my heart & I feel like I’ve been honored with an incredible glimpse ever since.  These are a few favorites from some of the births I’ve been invited to.  You can see why there’s SO MUCH to love about it.   Bearing a child is the most vulnerable you… Read more »