Category archives: babies

  • 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.
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • baby boy with lots of hair

  • this baby boy has so much beautiful hair just like his mother.  this was an impromptu portrait session in the back yard.  it worked out beautifully.  i got to photograph poppies which i dearly love.  and they grew every year in my grandmothers garden. moms and their babies hold a special place in my[...]
  • 5 ideas for a memorable birth experience

  • As a birth photographer and a former labor and delivery nurse,  I have five wonderful ideas that will make your birth experience memorable. enjoy. enjoy that first hour of your baby's birth. it's priceless. laugh, hug, and kiss your baby.  hold him or her close. embrace.  embrace the beaut[...]
  • birth stories: blizzard baby

  • you know i love hearing birth stories!  well, listen to this adventure of a baby born during a blizzard with nine inches of snow on the ground. the roads were almost impassable, but i made it safely a few hours after the baby was born.  Here is Allison's birth story.   I usually stay home if i see a[...]
  • becoming a birth photographer

  • This is why I became a birth photographer. Looking into the face of my first grandson, I recognized the importance of documenting the new life I was holding in my arms. That single moment of becoming a grandma is what made me pick up the camera. I’d been a labor and delivery nurse for twenty five[...]
  • goal setting: take a photography workshop

  • setting goals and meeting them: #1 goal for me is to take a photography workshop. are you like me?  i set a few small goals to try and accomplish for the new year.  eagerly, i start down my list, but most of the time i stop and don't finish the final few.  taking a photography workshop was number[...]
  • 5 photo tips for dads in the birthing room

  • As you know from Part 1, our family photos were lost when my parents' home burned to the ground. Extended family members made some copies of photos they had of me and my family. One photo struck my heart the most: It was a photo I had never seen before of my dad holding me when I was three days old.[...]