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personal

September 17, 2019

birth, personal

One of the most common reactions when I tell people that I’m a birth photographer goes something like this: “WHY would you want to take pictures of THAT?” Implied, of course, is that THAT is gross/private/not pretty/not worthy of being remembered. Too often we think that the only pictures worth taking are the carefully crafted […]

why would you take a picture of THAT?!

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September 10, 2019

birth, personal

Birth is beautiful, even when it is not pretty. And giving birth to Ivy wasn’t pretty. It has been just over 4 months since she was born, and I still haven’t completely processed or come to terms with how things went down. It wasn’t a traumatic birth, but it was hard. So, so hard. I had […]

the birth of ivy simone :: personal

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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 wipes.me.out. I am 24 weeks now and finally feeling really great! Which is good because I have a calendar full of births, first48’s, […]

announcing…..

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October 24, 2014

personal

I was looking back through my (apparently) neglected blog and realized that somehow, I had neglected to ever mention my own pregnancy and upcoming maternity leave. On October 11, Fiona Rose joined our family. We couldn’t be happier that she is here. I will be taking the rest of 2014 off from photographing births and […]

the birth of fiona rose {personal}

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January 31, 2013

personal, washington dc birth photography

On my to-list under important but not urgent is this: “create a blog calendar.” I want to blog more – need to blog more – but it’s always so random, when I do a shoot or have a splash of inspiration. I’m hoping a blog calendar will help me be more consistent and get.it.done. But […]

beautiful friendship + film

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January 3, 2013

personal

Film practice plus toddler in a bubble bath = lots of fun! I swear I have the cutest kid on the planet (no offense to you other moms out there.) Contax 645 :: Fuji 400H :: PhotoVision and FIND Lab

bubble bath + film

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November 4, 2012

personal

Some of you may have seen on Facebook or Instagram that I just got a film camera. You may have wondered why – I know I certainly did when I first realized how many photographers still shoot film. Why shoot film when digital is so much better? Well, because of this. And this.  And….this. Basically, […]

for the love of film: roll one

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August 28, 2012

personal

I’m waiting for a mama to go into labor, so I can tell her birth story. So today I filled up the waiting today: A visit with my best friend, in town from California (including a drive through Northern Virginia countryside.) I made the bed. This is a momentous occasion, people. An impromptu photoshoot with […]

{life} today

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May 17, 2012

personal

I’ve been trying to figure out why I am not a blogger. I am a writer, after all – you’d think blogging would fit me. But instead I never seem to get around to it. I’ve started to think that (like in many other things), I expect too much of myself. If I don’t have […]

maybe i don’t have to say anything brilliant

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May 6, 2012

personal

When I was pregnant with Tristan, I looked all over the DC area for a birth photographer. Having professional, fine art quality photos of my birth was important to me, and I’d fallen in love with the work of Lynsey Stone, Keri Duckett, and others. I figured if there was a “Dallas Ft Worth Birth […]

a new direction

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April 30, 2012

personal

It all started with my friend Anna (who has created a beautiful room for her son Eli) and the blog post she shared with me back when I was still pregnant. After many long months of thinking, designing in my head, shopping, cleaning out and throwing away, moving our office downstairs, shopping, putting things together and hanging things on walls, […]

Tristan’s Montessori room

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October 7, 2011

personal

People tell me I should lay you down while you’re awake and walk away, because otherwise you’ll “never learn to fall asleep on your own.” They tell me that you shouldn’t sleep with daddy and me, because if you do, you’ll still be sleeping with us in college. They tell me that babies need to […]

things more important than sleep

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August 8, 2011

personal

My dear friend Kelly recently decided to post one real opinion per week on her blog. I was intrigued; it seems it has been a long time since I’ve freely shared my own opinions. Over the last few years I have grown more and more introverted when it comes to opinion-sharing. When I delve into […]

about opinions (and one of mine)

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July 25, 2011

personal

When I was fifteen, I began studying violin with a member of the National Symphony Orchestra as part of an elite scholarship program for high school students. I had played violin since I was 8, but this was the beginning of really taking it seriously. Mr. S was a grandfatherly type of figure at the […]

this is what I do

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July 20, 2011

personal

I’ve been a mom for just over two months now. Well, technically I was a mom the moment I got pregnant, but you know what I mean. As things have settled and we’ve started to get into a routine, I’ve decided that I want to get back into blogging. Here’s my first attempt: random reflections […]

random reflections on being a mom

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May 31, 2011

birth, personal

“However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness.” Elizabeth Noble Birth only demands from you the strength you already possess. ‎”Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making Mothers – strong, competent, capable Mothers who trust themselves […]

the only way out, is through {the birth story of Tristan Luke}

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May 14, 2011

personal

Pregnancy has not been as I imagined it. I don’t know what I imagined it to be, exactly, or even what I imagined it not to be. All I know is, what I have experienced is something I really wasn’t prepared for. I’m beginning to think that’s because there isn’t anything that can prepare you […]

not as i imagined it {ramblings}

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January 2, 2011

personal

I’m a terrible blogger, I’ve decided. I want to be a blogger, but if I’m honest I have to admit I’m not one – not really. I’m a writer. I have to write to feel alive and remember my life (although all too often I don’t do that enough, either.) But I’m not much of […]

random blog catch-up

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