Category archives: families

  • 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[...]
  • 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 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.[...]
  • the other side

  • The other side.  As a photographer, this is a short humorous story about my experience being photographed. The other side of the camera is really scary to me! I seldom, you could even say, ‘rarely’, see that side. I know a lot about the side I use to view the world. That’s where I am comfortable, m[...]
  • 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 [...]
  • birth stories: angie

  • i love these birth stories.  being there for the birth, i know what i see and it is so much fun to hear it from the mom's perspective.  i get to hear dad's input too.  i was with john and angie for their first birth as well.  wow.  what different stories for each child.  i feel like these birth st[...]
  • personality photographs well

  • personality photographs well.  i love newborn babies and especially newborn puppies. this is luke.  i studied him. i observed.  i also talked to his new family about him. Luke is curious, a bit timid at times,  playful, and bounding with energy. in these photos, i tried to capture those traits[...]
  • birth stories: mellow fellow

  • birth stories:  mellow fellow. Here is Ginny's story.  My thoughts are at the end. "It’s hard to know where the beginning of my son Asa’s birth story begins. From the first few weeks of pregnancy, we began writing a unique story, different from his brother Sam’s, in many ways. The overwhelming n[...]
  • kids at play

  • "kids at play" is a personal project i am currently working on for 2016. i think we can learn a lot from kids about the importance of play. when kids play they can be silly and spontaneous and belly laugh. a game of hide and seek kept me on my belly or popping up over the couch. [...]
  • importance of play

  • the importance of play. this little boy played and played and played with this train set. of course, i had to sit as close as possible while he played, at his request!  haha.  i got to hear and interact with him while he took the train around the track. it was fascinating.  i recommend [...]
  • this girl loves hats

  • this girl loves hats.  this is my #4 grandchild of five.  red-headed, she hates the name, carrots!  funny, smart, and sassy, she mixes these traits in an awesome way. she helped me photograph my hat collection in the hopes that i could slim down my photo prop collection.  after reading the japane[...]