Twin Home Birth in Northern Virginia

This birth session was so, so inspiring. For some many reasons. But a few being that this beautiful mama welcomed twin baby girls in the comfort of her own home, she found out she was having twins at 37 weeks 3 days and welcomed her babes at 42 weeks and 1 day. She had her spouse and their little girl with them too.

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WHY Hire a Birth Photographer?

“BIRD Photographer? …..oh….wait….BIRTH?!?! You said, BIRTH Photographer? But…why?!”

Not sure you can call yourself a Birth Photographer until you have had this conversation at least once. So what is your answer? Why are YOU a Birth Photographer and why should your prospective clients hire a Birth Photographer?

We polled our community and while there are countless reasons, we collected some of the strongest.

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She Danced Her Twins Out

I first met Bronwen at her home when she was already heavily pregnant with Monochrionic twins, which means identical twins who share a placenta and have their own sacs. Instead of choosing the routine caesarean that is the norm in these cases, Bronwen wanted not only a vaginal birth but a beautiful and positive one. When she researched mono twin births she couldn't find any positive stories, films or image. So she decided to document her own experience and share it with other women planning a twin birth. And to my great pleasure, she contacted me and asked me to capture her story for her. And I'm so glad she did. With the constant and loving support of her partner, Sam and her doula, Patricia, she had the beautiful birth she dreamed of. Seeing her overcome every obstacle she faced and bring her babies to her babies so instinctively was such an incredible experience and one I will never forget. 

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Beautiful HBAC (Homebirth After Cesarean)

This birth was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever captured. The Parsons spent so much time prepping for their 2nd birth, which they hoped would be an HBAC (Homebirth after cesarean.) It was really important to them for everyone in attendance to believe in their ability to birth their baby. Tanya's first birth experience ended in an unplanned hospital transfer and crash cesarean. It left her with a lot of emotions to work through, and this birth experience was extremely important in helping with that.

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