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  • motherhood achievement crown

  • Motherhood: a crowning achievement.    a personal photo project. this crown of achievement photo project is on display at the Blacksburg Library for July and August, 2017 which makes me so happy!  here is the story. I’m the birth photographer with a nurse’s heart. In 2006, I found my heart drawn[...]
  • 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[...]
  • two moving through labor as one

  • two moving through labor as one.  they were connected and touching, holding and encouraging each other throughout the labor and delivery of their son. the way they moved together during contractions was like the ebb and flow of the ocean waves, and even more like the rhythmic crescendos in a beau[...]
  • birth photography image competition 2017

  •  in this yearly photography competition, birth photographers are uniting to celebrate birth. in this image competition, birth photographers are coming together and raising awareness about the beauty of birth.  it is a "community over competition" environment which i thrive in. this is my third[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • unexpected fear

  • unexpected fear rose up in me as horses, appearing from nowhere, started circling us. "pets and their people" is my current personal project.  i gave myself a challenge in the month of august to photograph 30 pets and their people, if the people agree to be in the photo, in 30 days. it is only[...]