Category archives: birth stories

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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.[...]
  • birth stories: my own.

  • birth stories:  my own experience. i am a professional birth photographer with no birth photos but i do have a newspaper clipping!  our daughter was not born in the hospital.  she was born along the way... as a labor and delivery nurse, i was guilty of laughing at birth clients that did not make [...]
  • birth stories second baby

  • birth stories: second baby. this big brother was enamored by his new baby sister. he watched from a distance for awhile and steadily moved closer. i absolutely love birth stories as you know, and i especially enjoyed  being at this second birth with these new friends. Peaceful and filled with[...]
  • birth stories: redeeming birth

  • Birth Stories:  redeeming birth. Sharing BIRTH stories is my favorite thing on the blog because i love hearing the stories from the parent's perspective. What a wonderful gift we give our children when we take the time to write down their birth story.  My kids call on their birthdays and ask me to [...]