July 20, 2017
Birth Photography Personal

My Birth Story – Meeting Lyla

My birth story is one that has changed who I am as a person. It is one of the driving forces behind why I started doing birth photography and continues to push me as artist, mother, and woman year after year. DISCLAIMER: This story involves negligence by a medical professional and does not reflect the way I feel about any other medical professionals or midwives in Dallas/Ft. Worth. To truly te ...

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May 18, 2017
Families Personal

Documentary Family Photography – Dallas, TX

Think back to your childhood. What are some of your most treasured memories with your family? A family vacation visiting the beach, jumping in the waves and making sand castles. A birthday party with all your favorite people, eating so much candy and cake that you still cringe at the thought of it. A song your mother always sang to you as you lay in bed while she brushed her fingers through your h ...

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May 15, 2017

Nurses Week – Elaine Meets Pain Meds

One morning I woke up in extreme pain that wouldn't go away. After much debating, I thought it could be my appendix so my husband convinced me that I needed to go to the ER. Unfortunately, it was 4:45am and we have two young children who were sleeping. Also unfortunately we don't have family in the area who could either come stay with the sleeping children or pick me up. The one friend I did call ...

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April 26, 2017

The Perrys- Newborn Family Photography

If you google the words "Family Photography" you are bound to get a variety of photographers, editing and photography styles. Everything from the traditional JC Penny studio poses to documentary style photography with no setup or posing. Each style of photography is useful for different seasons or occasions in life. However, my favorite is definitely lifestyle and documentary family photography. ...

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April 8, 2017
Babies Birth Photography

Meeting Oliver – Mansfield TX, Birth Photographer

Becoming a parent for the first time can be so overwhelming, it's also such a life changing experience. So much so I feel like the phrase "life changing" doesn't even do it justice. When Lyla was born, just two days after our first anniversary, we HAD NO IDEA what we were getting ourselves into. We had a super rough birth that landed me in the ICU for three days, which meant a tough physical re ...

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March 9, 2017
Business Stories

Onyah Designs – Business Story

I first heard about Onyah Designs last year when I was planning Hachie Holidays and Becca signed up as a vendor. I was drawn to simplicity of her work and the playfulness of each piece. A little about her work: "A creative dreamer, a maker and a doer, the owner of Onyah, Becca Webb, is inspired by the creative in every day life. The opportunity... the gift to create on a daily basis is nourishing ...

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February 23, 2017
Birth Photography

Meeting Easton – Midlothian, TX Home Birth

Longing. Fearing. Laboring. Hoping. Praying. Laboring. Pushing. Delivering. Relief. The relief that filled the room the minute we heard his cry is one I will never forget. My eyes welled with tears as she cried, "He's here and he's alive!" After Peyton was born sleeping and a difficult labor with Isaac, we were all overjoyed to see healthy, wide-eyed, baby Easton come in ...

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January 27, 2017
Families Kids Maternity

Mud Fight Maternity Session – DFW Documentary Photography

Maternity photo sessions are lovely. With parents swooning over a growing belly with baby in tow, a beautiful location, and well coordinated outfits - what more could you ask for? But, what happens when it rains? What happens when all the well-thought-out wardrobe options will likely get mud stained due to days of rain leading up to the maternity session? The options are to reschedule (again) or i ...

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January 25, 2017
Families Kids

Thomas – Texas State Fair

Is it time for the Texas State Fair again yet? The smell of corn dogs and fried pies, people watching and ginormous vegetables, the dog show and kids running around all over the place... Seriously, it's my favorite thing to go to all year. And this year my whole family decided to get sick like dominos during the month that the fair was in town. As soon as one got better the next got sick. The. Ent ...

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January 14, 2017
Birth Photography

IAPBP 2017 Photo Competition

The first time I allowed myself to admit that I was a "photographer" (rather than just someone who takes photos or who is learning) was also the same day that I signed up for a table at my first wedding expo in 2013. It was a small expo in Red Oak, TX - not like the crazy ones up in Dallas. Still, there was a good turn out of brides-to-be and although I was very nervous I was very excited to feel ...

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