Category archives: featured

  • 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: 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 [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • birth stories: healing came

  • birth stories are always so awesome to me, each one so different.  i encourage every mom to write down their experience because at birthdays, it will be fun to share that day with the child. here is the birth story of Caitlin Faith.  for andrea, healing came through giving birth vaginally[...]
  • birth stories: ryker

  • birth stories:  ryker Danielle and Trey have been in my life for several of their special events such as their elopement,  their destination wedding, the birth of their first child and now, their second child.  She looks exactly like her brother, so in many photos we added a pink head band to[...]
  • birth stories: baby girl hill

  • Birth stories:  baby girl Hill. Here is my description of Eva's birth in just a few words: mom:  "this baby's coming".  dad:  "no, it's not!" They made it to the hospital, just barely.  Read her beautiful story.  At the end I add a few of my thoughts. Eva's Birth Story: At mid[...]
  • birth stories: josiah's story

  • birth stories:  Josiah's story is about a quick delivery.  So quick that I missed it!  But I did arrive in time for some fun family photos. Our third was a surprise baby because we didn't think we would get pregnant so quickly. It took us 2 years of trying to get pregnant with Joseph, who is now [...]
  • photographing little ballerinas

  • photographing little ballerinas is so much fun and yes, i did join in the fun! my grandkids are on mera's blog today as i share her photo recipe for photographing little ballerinas. I took a photo recipe from her newest book, Your Child in Pictures,  and we had a  photo session wearing tutus a[...]
  • birth stories: nikki and her baby girl

  •  birth stories: nikki shares her birth story of her recent cesarean section and explains how she prepared her girls and we watched as love happened.  i was able to be at this first meeting of siblings with the new baby.  i felt so honored to be included in this intimate family time.  grab a tissue. [...]