UK Surrogacy Birth

I had the immense pleasure of capturing a UK surrogacy birth this year. Working with this incredible team was absoultely fantastic. Documenting the surrogate Antoina who is also a midwife blew me away.

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How Far I've Come

Before starting the Birth Becomes Her course, I was afraid. I was afraid to get "the shot". I was afraid to rearrange things in the delivery room if I needed to. I was afraid of how the family would act with me being in the room with them. I was afraid to use flash! You should never be afraid to use flash.

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Canadian Beach Labor / Cottage Birth

Mama laboured for over 26 hrs and had a vision of walking the shore up and down. October in Canada can be tricky but Mama got her wish and the weather was perfect. After we left the beach we went walking all over her village and stopped at her favorite Artisan bakery where we picked up some fresh sourdough then headed back to her cottage for homemade butternut soup. A little while later with all her children by her side, this beautiful family welcomed baby #5 in a small cottage in the middle of nowhere.

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Empowered Hospital Birth Story

It was the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Irma was still out at sea, taunting us here on the North Carolina coast with whether we would or would not be impacted. This incredible fourth time mama was due in a week but she sat down on her birthing ball the night before and decided she was going to go ahead and have this baby (her fourth baby girl!) before the hurricane came. 

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Joyous Family Focused Birth Center Birth, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fatu labored and delivered surrounded by family and friends at Roots Community Birth Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was called in around 7 am, arrived at 8 after taking a quick shower and packing my bags, and spent the next 12 hours holding space, documenting, and supporting Fatu and the many loving supporters who joined her throughout her long labor. Fatu was strong and patient throughout her long intervention-free labor and watching the room erupt in cheers and tears when Robyn finally joined us was an experience I'll remember forever. Welcome to the world, Robyn!

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The Placenta & Cord

As birth photographers, we are witness to many aspects of the body, both inside and out.  We are invited to document the transition a woman goes through while growing a baby, laboring to bring baby earth side, opening her body to birth a child, and finally, nurturing and caring for her newborn while healing her body.  While each mother's story is unique and unpredictable, there are some constants.  One of those fascinating parts of the story is the growth and development of a completely new organ that is the life supply for the growing baby: the placenta and cord.  It may seem odd to be in awe of a bloody, meaty organ, but for many of us, we truly find it to be beautiful.  

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Plagiarism Defined

Somebody took my personal bio statements and posted them on her website. That situation was remedied, however I wanted to make sure people knew and understood what the proper boundaries are for using words and content from others; many people do so probably a bit innocently so this should provide some clarity. 

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