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  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]