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It was the kind of labor that catches you off guard in it’s intensity, that’s over before you have a chance to even process what was happening, the sort that has you clutching your baby to your chest awhile as your mind catches up to your body. It was intensely difficult AND intensely beautiful, and Jessica was a rockstar.

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July 3, 2018

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“Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born.  Oh friend! There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying, ‘welcome this pain. It […]

the birth story of valentina lavender

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May 16, 2018

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The story of Malachi Cael began a few months before he made his arrival, with the wedding of his mom and dad, Jessica and Eric. I was so privileged to photograph their wedding (Yes! Occasionally I shoot weddings as well!) on a lovely little farm in the Virginia countryside. We met up again about a […]

the birth story of Malachi Cael

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July 21, 2017

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I can sum up all I have to say about Alexander’s birth in one word: epic. This was a birth that began on a Monday evening and ended on Sunday night (yes, SIX days later.) This was an induction that included two rounds of Cervidil, cytotec, pitocin, Foley bulb, a break to go home and […]

alexander xabi : a birth story film

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May 30, 2017

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15 days after we welcomed baby Sana into the world, it was time for her newborn portraits. It was so fun to see this sweet family again in my studio, relatively well rested and enjoying settling in as a new family. Sana had very little interest in sleeping – I think she is an extremely observant […]

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