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  • When your breastfeeding days are numbered...

  • Ask any mom who's breastfeeding days are tapering down how she feels about it, and she will tell you that breastfeeding has been one of the most precious moments in her life as a mother. "But aren't you exhausted?" "Yes." "Aren't you ready to have your body back?" "Yes." "Will you miss it?" "YES!" T[...]
  • Seize the Joy

  • A couple months ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the women at my church about capturing joy in their lives - both figuratively and through photographing themselves and their families. I am LDS, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So this blog post includes some scriptur[...]
  • Project 52: week 3 "Patterns"

  • On to week 3 of Project 52! The theme for this week was patterns. I struggled with this one, until I began thinking outside the box! I really want to include a family member in every photo for this project (so that I'm also meeting a goal to document my family more) and with themes like this, that c[...]
  • Project 52: Week 2 "B&W"

  • This project is already making me push myself to search for the moments. In my line of work (birth photography) you get to sit and wait for the magic to appear. With structured themes I have 2 choices 1) create the moment or  2) hunt for it. If you know my work at all you know there is not setting t[...]
  • The Best Birth Photos of 2015

  • It wasn't an easy task, but I've selected my best birth photos from 2015. I feel fortunate to have met each family I worked with this past year. Every kind of birth is beautiful, and luckily I was able to capture a huge variety in 2015. I was also blessed with a  multitude of new opportunities. I fo[...]
  • Project 52: Week 1 "NEW"

  • I joined a Project 52 group. Yay! This means I have committed to take 1 non-biz related photo of my family each week in 2016. This week's theme is "NEW". The new year is a great time to try new things. My daughter and her cousin decided to try ice skating.  They loved it. And despite my concern that[...]
  • Why is birth photography so expensive?

  • Why is birth photography so expensive? Well it isn't, always, but it should be. Birth photography requires some serious dedication (and skill, and understanding of birth, and lots of other things that are for a different post). Case in point, it's Halloween and I'm in CA to document a very special s[...]
  • The Birth Story of Akshay

  • I first met Paige while photographing another client's birth, which she attended as a doula. Paige and her partner Surabhi have one older child, a boy, which Paige carried. So when they reached out to me to document Surabhi's turn, I was thrilled. Surabhi labored for 35 hours to bring Akshay into th[...]