Category archives: Birth Photography

  • 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: [...]
  • Documenting the Breast Crawl

  • At one of my recent births, I had the pleasure of documenting a breast crawl. I'm an active breastfeeding photographer, in addition to photographing births, so it was really cool to watch and document this event. I've read a lot about the benefits of the breast crawl and got to see for myself how mu[...]
  • The Successful Birth Photographer

  • At some point “success” in the birth photography world has become a one-way street with the following pit stops: Large following on facebook? Check. Featured on babycenter? Check. Published? Check. Photo gone viral? Check. Pretty soon our portfolio begins to look like handpicked picture perfect mome[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]