I still remember the moment when Katie contacted me. Being a fellow birth photographer, I knew her name and had seen a lot of her work. Being asked to capture a fellow photographer is always a huge gift, and being invited to ones birth space is even more special. Katie and Weston were expecting their 4th child. This is the story of a rainbow baby, and they weren’t expecting this sweet child after just the loss of a pregnancy, but after more heartbreak than I can bear to fathom. Their story and journey isn’t one I can begin to put words to, but Katie did and if you have a… Keep Reading
Last summer I had the unique and exciting opportunity to document the process behind placenta encapsulation. We don’t have many doulas in our area that specialize in placenta care and I was so honored to watch and capture Amber’s work. Amber is one of our local doulas I have had the pleasure of working a few births with. She is the owner of Belly to Cradle and Pensacola Placentas. I first met her over two years ago at a birth, and then again when we got together to talk birth and for me to grab some headshots of her. She’s a wife, mom, doula, placenta care worker, and from what I can tell… Keep Reading
This little girl was born into an amazing and loving family and it was such a joy to be asked to come and capture them during the start of them growing to a family of four.
A beautiful home birth from October. This family waited until babies debut to find out the gender and they were so surprised when they welcomed their first little boy after having 3 girls before him. The day was filled with family, reading scripture and at the end, welcoming a son into his home. Congratulations again, Franklin family. I loved being there with you during this exciting and special time. [Disclaimer: some photos in the video aren’t accurate representations of the real photos. A lot of black and white images got discolored and pixelated by my video software, especially in the beginning of the video – I’m currently on the hunt… Keep Reading
A sweet, little, lifestyle newborn session I got to do for one of my amazing birth mom’s. Baby Mira is a gem and was an absolute delight to shoot. You are so very loved, little girl. You have no idea how much.
Justin and Mariah contacted me the month they found out they were expecting. This was their first baby and they had done a lot of research and preparation beforehand and wanted to make sure they got everything in the books right away. Mariah had a wonderful and healthy pregnancy and at her 20 week anatomy scan they found out they were having a BOY! They broke my streak, as my last 6 births had been girls! Before we knew it August was here: Due month had arrived. I got a call early Monday morning around 2am that Mariah thought her water had broken. I grabbed my bags and after she confirmed it… Keep Reading
There are some stories that I love to share. Describing the scene and environment surrounding a family just before and after they meet the newest member of their family. It’s exciting, emotional, heartfelt and an honor to get to do so. Some stories, however, can’t be shared so easily. Ashley contacted me about 6 weeks before her due date. Well, not technically her due date, but her induction date. You see Ashley was carrying triplets. You read that right, she had three precious girls in her womb. When we talked on the phone I knew we would connect quickly, and after hearing her story I knew we weren’t meant to… Keep Reading
It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since the littlest Sanchez was born. When Dahlia told me the news that they were expecting I was ecstatic. We go to the same church and she and my husband lead worship together on Sundays. Dahlia was in charge of the nursery, and since I have two little ones I got to see her most Sundays. My youngest was almost two, so their announcement was the perfect timing to help tame any baby fever I was having, thank you again for that Sanchez family ;) Dahlia was using one of my favorite OB’s, Dr. Andrews. Her pregnancy was throughout the fall and winter holidays and before… Keep Reading
First 48 sessions are so fun. Definitely one of my favorites to photograph. Baby has been with his parents for a bit, things have quieted down and I get to capture a new family as they bond with their newest little one. Sometimes it’s while their family is in the room, and other times, like here, just with mom, dad and then grandma as she popped in for her first introduction. A little peek at Atlas and his parents as they cuddle in bed, have sleepy smiles, kiss and count those 10 little toes and nurse while dad relaxes up close to his wife and son.
I still remember our conversation. Last summer I was coming home from strawberry picking with my daughters when Amanda told me the news. She was pregnant(!!!), and this was going to be her 3rd, and last, baby. She has two beautiful kiddos already, a boy and girl. I was excited to hear her news and then doubly squeal-filled when she told me she was using Dr. Andrews, one of my favorites in our area. He is always so respectful of moms wishes and has a goofy sense of humor that makes for a relaxed and joyful birthing environment. Her pregnancy flew by during the busy holiday months. I keep hearing from moms having… Keep Reading
This was my first birth of 2015. A January baby whose mom had an amazingly successful 3VBA2C! It’s amazing what we can do when we research, prepare and put our mind to something. Trusting our bodies is something that is becoming less common, and while I believe in putting our and babies health first, sometimes it also means switching care providers that have the same goal and respect for us that we want for and from them. Charlotte Elizabeth was born at 3:57 pm, weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces and 20 inches long. She was welcomed by one happy and proud mom and dad, their encouraging doula Amber… Keep Reading
When Amber mentioned to me that she wanted to do her maternity session at a cotton field I was so excited. Have you guys googled “cotton field photo session”. Oh my word – amazing! Also, is googled a verb now?! My computer didn’t try to auto-correct me, which at first I thought was weird, but then again, I’m glad I’m not the only person that uses the term. Amber and Bill have a sweet little boy who just turned one. He is such a sweet happy little guy, and looooves the ladies! haha He did a great job of giving me great smiles and mama cuddles to capture during our… Keep Reading