Tags archives: birth

  • My 63 Most Captivating Images of 2016

  • 2016 was full of captivating moments. The families I met are wonderful, the *photographers I worked with were incredible. I photographed 25 mothers/babies this year, spoke at The Baby Summit, and was published online and in print over 60 times! I am absolutely thrilled with the exposure bi[...]
  • Surrogacy is Love - A Second Journey

  • I had the honor of documenting local doula Leticia's second surrogate journey a couple months ago! You probably remember her first journey... the journey of twins born on different days. Well, birth is unpredictable. And Leticia's second journey proved that fact! Of the experience, Leticia wrote: [...]
  • The gift of surrogacy

  • I had the privilege of documenting another surrogacy story a couple weeks ago. Photographing this birth gave me a second wind in some way. I don't know how exactly to describe it; I didn't even know I was in need of that second wind! But I got it! There was hardly a dry eye in the room (including mi[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Hands and Toes, Precious Breastfeeding Details

  • My style of shooting has always been to zero in on that one precious detail. When I began photographing breastfeeding mothers a few years ago, I realized that what made the images the most beautiful, in my eyes, was the CONNECTION between a mother and her child. While the act of breastfeeding itself[...]
  • Birth photography - Flash or no flash?

  • To be or not to be... a flasher. That is the question. Ask a bunch of birth photographers whether they flash or don't flash, and you'll surely get a heated discussion.  This blog post is for those of you who say "Never! I would NEVER use flash at a birth!" The most common argument against usi[...]