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birth

December 26, 2013

birth

As Austin and I sat in my living room talking about birth, babies, homeschooling, and all kinds of other subjects, I felt an instant connection. I was so excited to capture what was going to be Austin’s fourth home birth. For Austin and her family, this birth is a story of surrender. When things don’t […]

the birth of maggie amanda :: northern virginia birth photographer

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northern virginia home birth photography

November 26, 2013

birth

I am struggling to find words to describe the incredibly beautiful home birth I was privileged to witness this past Friday evening. In my 15 months as a birth photographer, I have seen the highs and the lows. I have seen births that were beautiful and “easy,” and births that were hard and did not […]

the birth of magnolia may :: northern virginia home birth photographer

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northern virginia home birth photography

November 19, 2013

birth

Birth is a transformative process that takes many twists and turns, a process that births not just babies but mothers. Often, the depictions of birth that we see in the media (TLC, I’m looking at you) are scary…gory…something that should remain hidden and not spoken of. And then there are births like the birth of […]

the birth of abigail marie :: northern virginia homebirth photographer

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October 15, 2013

birth

This birth marked the 15th birth I have photographed, and like every time I was overwhelmed with how lucky I am to be doing this work and to be telling these stories. It is always an honor to be invited into these intimate moments, to be a part of such strength and joy, but this […]

the birth of avonlea victoria :: maryland birth photographer

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September 27, 2013

birth

Sometimes I question how any sane person could be a birth worker. It’s not easy. The on-call lifestyle (4-5 weeks per client of your phone always being on…never leaving town…bags packed and ready to go), the long and unpredictable hours (usually overnight), being on your feet for hours … birth work is both physically and […]

the birth of luke alexander :: northern virginia birth photographer

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August 13, 2013

birth

Sometimes when I’m looking for the words to say about a birth, I sit with my fingers hovering over the keyboard trying to think of the right words. How do I introduce something this powerful? I want to talk about the way that Jason loved and supported Amber, the way the midwives were patient and […]

the birth of caelum august :: northern virginia home birth photographer

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August 8, 2013

birth

“There is no difference between normal humans, and Firebreathers. They don’t have extra large lungs, or more ‘Type 1’ muscle fibers than the next person. They may not be very athletic, and they may not have played any sports while growing up. Hell, a lot of them haven’t even run a marathon or competed in […]

the birth of matilde isabel :: maryland birth photographer

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June 4, 2013

birth

I am having a hard time knowing what to say about this birth, only because there is so very much to say. This birth spanned three days from the time Jenna went into the hospital to get induced. At every birth I am privileged to witness, the strength of a birthing woman amazes me. But […]

the birth of mya danelle :: northern virginia birth photographer

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May 28, 2013

birth

When Sharon texted me at 7:30 am to say she’d been in labor for a few hours, I figured that since she was a first time mom I wouldn’t be called to go to the birth til later that night or maybe even the next day. So I was surprised to find myself at the […]

the birth of jethro marcus :: northern virginia birth photographer

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May 8, 2013

birth

I hardly know how to find the right words to describe this amazing birth I was privileged to witness this past Friday and Saturday. I could say so much about this mama and papa, the love they have for each other and the love they have for their baby boy. I could say so much […]

the birth of oskar christopher :: Northern Virginia birth photographer

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March 25, 2013

birth

One of my favorite things about photographing births is when I am invited into the sacred birthing space of a long-time friend, which is what happened two weeks ago when my friend Irene powerfully delivered her second daughter, Brenna Amelia, at home. Irene’s pregnancy hasdbeen full of ups and downs, and a lot of uncertainty […]

the birth of brenna amelia :: Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

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March 16, 2013

birth

(please note, this slideshow is not mobile friendly. Please try again at a computer.) Just a month before her due date, Aleksandra contacted me about shooting her birth story. She had hardly any photos at all from her first two births, so she knew from experience how important it was for these fleeting moments to […]

the birth of apolonia janina :: Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

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February 1, 2013

birth

The strength of a laboring woman astounds me. What will she go through to bring her baby earthside? Anything. What will she endure? Whatever she has to. Even when things don’t go as planned – no, especially when things don’t go as planned – her inner strength and mama bear instincts kick in to birth […]

the birth of sumaya takiyah :: maryland birth photographer

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November 3, 2012

birth

I have spent the last few days putting together the slideshow for baby Fei’s birth, and as I’ve selected the images to tell the story, I have found myself in awe over this amazing mama and beautiful birth. Despite taking place while Hurricane Sandy raged outside, it was such a peaceful and gentle birth. There […]

{birth story} baby Fei :: Northern Virginia home birth photographer

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October 9, 2012

birth

At a client meeting yesterday, I was asked what I am looking for when I shoot a birth. It wasn’t something I’d ever put into words before, and I don’t even remember what answer I stammered out in the moment. I thought about it the whole way home, though, and I’m so glad she asked […]

what I am looking for

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September 5, 2012

birth

a week ago, a baby girl was born. she came swift, and mama made it look easy. making a boy a brother, a loving mama and papa parents again. here is her story.   to see more of nathalie’s story and photos, click here.

{birth story} nathalie florence :: washington dc birth photographer

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August 12, 2012

birth

Quiet. Calm. Trusting. The flickering light of candles. Deep breaths. Support. Hurry up and wait. Hours and yet, Outside of time. Day passes into night, night into day. Discouragement. Prayer. Power. So much love. Swaying hips. Deep breaths. Tired. Overwhelm. Decision. Limits. A change: hospital. Help. Rest. Digging deep. Bringing baby out. It is over, yet just begun. Life. Joy. Peace. :: […]

{birth story} kimbel aaron :: washington dc birth photographer

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August 11, 2012

birth

I can’t. I am. I want to go away.  There is no place other than here, no time other than now. I am too tired.  I continue anyway. Surrender. Groaning, working, rejoicing. The hardest thing and the most wonderful thing. This is birth:: doing whatever is necessary to bring a new life into this world. […]

{birth story} elden james :: washington dc birth photographer

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