January 12, 2017
Babies Birth Photography Favorites Personal

2016 Birth Photos of the Year

When I made the switch to documentary photography last year (families, birth, and business) I was worried it would take some time to get acclimated and have regular clients. Birth photography in this area is not uncommon, but still widely misunderstood.  Those who are against it tend to think that it's all about the delivery and will include lots of nudity and blood. I will gladly prove them wrong ...

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January 7, 2017
Birth Photography

The 3 Day Birth of Tobias

The birth of Tobias will forever be engrained in my memory. I can't look at these photos without feeling the emotion and exhaustion all over again. I remember the silence in the middle of the night that was only interrupted by the primal groans of labor pains, the radio blasting as she worked through hours of labor, and the camaraderie between everyone involved during these three long days.  If th ...

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October 9, 2016
Babies Families Kids

Meeting Santa Claus – Christmas Mini Sessions

The sharp feeling of cold air as it enters your lungs. The warmth that envelops you and your loved ones as you gather around a crackling fire. Milk and cookies sitting out by the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa’s hearty laugh as he asks little ones about their Christmas wishes. These are the memories embedded in our hearts and minds when we think about Christmas – when we remember what it was like me ...

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September 28, 2016
Business Stories Favorites

Lydia Abigail – Artist – Business Story

Last week Lydia invited me to come by for a business story and document her creating a few pieces for her ink and gold collections. We discussed what inspires her as an artists and what motivates her to create new and unique pieces. Her space is filled with objects that are inspirational, sentimental, and beautiful. With the beautiful sunlight streaming in it easy to see why she loves to create in ...

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August 30, 2016
Babies Birth Photography Families Favorites

Birth Photography – Meeting Matthew

When I am on call for a birth I try my best to shower daily, wear real clothes and eat normal meals. It seems that the moment I decide to stay up extra late watching TV or chatting with a friend moms decide that's the perfect time to go into labor. One time, I had a friend in town for 2 days and I thought, "What are the chances that she will go into labor tonight?" So I made the brave choice to st ...

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August 17, 2016
Babies Families Kids

Lifestyle Photography – Abel

Amanda reached out to me about doing some lifestyle photography for her son's 1st birthday milestone a few months after his birthday. She told me about her love for natural, unposed photos and no props (yuck!). I was very excited for the shoot, but even more so when I learned that little Abel was born at just 23 weeks. Let me tell you, this little guy has overcome some serious obstacles and his sm ...

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June 15, 2016
Babies Birth Photography Families

Birth Photos – Meeting Madelyn

Anyone who knows me knows I am a big believer in taking control of your birth experience. Finding a provider who you trust and who will support your goals during labor and delivery will make all the difference. Often times during a hospital birth...

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May 24, 2016
Babies Birth Photography Families

Birth Photography – Meeting Hudson

If anyone is questioning whether women are as strong as men, go watch a woman labor for a few hours (or even a few contractions!) and you'll have your answer.

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May 18, 2016
Families Personal

What do you deserve?

If only...

 Those two words have been slowly (or maybe quickly) eating away at my spirit. They are the words that make me feel like I am better or more deserving...

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May 12, 2016
Babies Families Favorites

Newborn Photography – Liu Family

For as long as I can remember I have always been the person who loves to get people together. I'm a middle child so that means I like to keep the peace, make sure everyone feels included, and orchestrate situations that make this all happen.

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