Category archives: maternity

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • maternity and barbells

  • barbells and maternity.  leigh anne loves to lift weights, so i followed her to the gym.  working with her trainer, she has greatly reduced her workout weights while being pregnant. okay.  it was my first time to a weight lifting gym.  thank goodness it wasn't crowded.  i was already a little n[...]
  • 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[...]
  • beautiful meaning of rainbow baby

  • quoting this article from simplemost, "as any mother can tell you, a child is an extremely precious gift. Therefore, a miscarriage, stillbirth, or any type of infant loss is an extremely traumatic and heartbreaking situation for the family involved.  their lives are forever changed by the loss of th[...]
  • 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: 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: fayth

  • birth stories:  fayth After a difficult year of pregnancy loss, I learned I was pregnant in January of 2014.  I would like to say that the pregnancy was easy and that I never worried, but that wouldn’t be true.  There seemed to be one hurdle after another during the pregnancy, and many days w[...]
  • 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: 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 [...]