September 14, 2021

babies, birth, films, washington dc birth photography

18 months into a pandemic, and I’m still trying to get my bearings. I know I’m not the only person in the world who feels this way, but I still feel like I should have figured this out by now, shouldn’t be so overwhelmed with pandemic-living, should be better able to cheerfully be running my […]

welcoming aravis castile | northern virginia newborn photographer

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January 17, 2019

babies, films, personal

I’ve been a bit silent on my blog and social media and this is the reason why! Baby #3 is coming to our family this spring and the first part of pregnancy I am 24 weeks now and finally feeling really great! Which is good because I have a calendar full of births, first48’s, […]


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May 16, 2018

birth, films

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

birth, films

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 23, 2017

birth, films

At long last, I am so happy to be able to share this birth film tonight. This was my longest birth to date (I was there for nearly 36 hours) but also one of my favorites.   This amazing mama waited long and worked hard for her baby. After many days of prodromal labor, a […]

sana : a birth story

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home birth photography