Author archives: Laura

  • roanoke memorial ben's birth

  • ben's birth. roanoke memorial hospital was the place where sarah delivered baby boy ben with her best friend as her labor nurse. what a joy to see all their faces when the baby arrived.   More about Laura’s birth photography in Christiansburg, VA and surrounding area. a for[...]
  • motherhood achievement crown

  • Motherhood: a crowning achievement.    a personal photo project. this crown of achievement photo project is on display at the Blacksburg Library for July and August, 2017 which makes me so happy!  here is the story. I’m the birth photographer with a nurse’s heart. In 2006, I found my heart drawn[...]
  • her birth. her words.

  • her birth.  her words.  birth stories.  i am so happy when clients write their birth story for the baby book and then agree to share it on my blog. fun fact - this was my second birth for that day at carillion hospital in radford,va and i made it to both! I have been meaning to write Declan’s[...]
  • strong family supported birth

  • strong family supported birth is so beautiful to watch. family support was so strong during this hospital birth, i was mesmerized watching them work together. they had done this before and everyone knew their role. i saw strength in this mom that she didn't know she had, i was amazed at how eas[...]
  • water birth. water born.

  • water birth.  while photographing and watching my first water birth, i fell in love. the week of  thanksgiving, baby boy b. came quietly into the world in the wee hours of a very cold morning. here is the dictionary definition of a water birth:  "a water birth means at least part of your labor[...]
  • colored wall maternity session

  • right away, i knew the colored wall would be the perfect location for the rented maternity dress. the story of the rented maternity dress begins.   i rented a light blue, patterned maternity dress and gave myself the challenge of seeing how many different locations i could find, along with a diff[...]
  • two moving through labor as one

  • two moving through labor as one.  they were connected and touching, holding and encouraging each other throughout the labor and delivery of their son. the way they moved together during contractions was like the ebb and flow of the ocean waves, and even more like the rhythmic crescendos in a beau[...]
  • birth photography image competition 2017

  •  in this yearly photography competition, birth photographers are uniting to celebrate birth. in this image competition, birth photographers are coming together and raising awareness about the beauty of birth.  it is a "community over competition" environment which i thrive in. this is my third[...]
  • motherhood. crowning victories

  • Motherhood: Crowning Victories.    a personal photo project. I’m the birth photographer with a nurse’s heart. In 2006, I found my heart drawn back to the room I know so intimately: the delivery room.  Except this time, retired after 25 years as a labor and delivery nurse. I am thoroughly enjoying b[...]
  • red. naming red-headed babies?

  • red.  what will we name our baby if it is born with red hair? this was a real conversation between my son and his wife when looking at their baby for the first time.  well, it's how i remember it!  they have two blonde headed boys and then two red headed girls.  there was excitement in the air to m[...]
  • hospital birth of everly joy tillie

  • the hospital birth of little miss everly joy tillie brought such excitement into this family of dad, mom, three boys, and a bunny.  a "treasure" is how they refer to this new little baby girl. birth is a beautiful thing.  i am so grateful that i was there to witness this hospital birth.  this[...]
  • why i became a birth photographer

  • i wanted to share my reasons for becoming a birth photographer. i love birth! i will confess that i do get a teeny bit grumpy sometimes during the on-call time but it's only because i am so excited for this process of birth to begin. i think i photograph the birth for the baby.  it's the s[...]