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Malachi cael

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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September 10, 2019

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When Erika first contacted me last December, she wrote the following: “I’ve been terrified of child birth long before I even wanted children. Your photographs and videos are the first thing I’ve ever seen/heard that have made me not only not horrified, but actually EXCITED! Like, I might get to be one of those amazing, […]

andrea sarasin :: a birth story

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September 10, 2019

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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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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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