I am SO excited to share this birth story with you! My first time working with the M family was when I captured Kirsten’s maternity photos while she was pregnant with her first baby, a little girl. I then got to capture the birth of Kirsten and Justin’s first born, Baby C, as well as her newborn photos, and it was such a pleasure getting to know this family throughout the process. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Kirsten reached out to see if I was available to document the arrival of baby #2!Read More
It's not too often that a birth story like this one happens in Portland, Oregon...
On January 10, 2017, mama Amanda went to the hospital with contractions. Her doula, Jessica, was keeping me informed of how things were progressing. A huge snow storm was predicted for that night. If you didn't know...Portland doesn't really get snow...or I should say, doesn't DO snow very well. Around 5pm with Amanda 4 cm dilated and contractions 4-5 minutes apart, I headed to the hospital in an effort to avoid the chaos that could happen on the roads later in the evening.
C endured a long labor and one very long plateau at 9cm but as the heart rates and oxygen of both mom and baby became worrisome her sweet husband was by her side. He literally didn't sit down more than once throughout the 14 hours of labor. He spoke words of encouragement and stirred within C the strength to push through.Read More
I also photographed her previous birth and her labors are all very quick, so I knew that I needed to head straight for the hospital as soon as I got the call. Her water broke naturally and we met their newest addition within about 2 hours. (And he was covered in more vernix than I have ever seen!)Read More
After several years of battling an autoimmune disease and waiting for remission to start trying for a baby, my first two pregnancies ended in miscarriage. Little Miss Austin is truly our rainbow baby and our most beautiful answered prayer.Read More
This sweet mama is my friend and coworker. She was due January 16 with a scheduled c-section on January 12 with her fourth baby girl.Read More
I was a part of this beautiful surrogacy journey from the beginning. The surrogate is a friend of mine from a local breastfeeding group, and the Intended Fathers are from Spain.Read More
I met both Hannah and Casey when we were in elementary school. I have seen them in so many life-stages, and to witness them bring their third baby in to the world was so special.Read More
We plan and we hope, and sometimes all that we envisioned doesn't really happen.Read More
My name is Ashley. I am 24 years old. I am married to my best friend Leo, and we both are military. After continuous tries, and even losing faith, we found out we were expecting our precious blessing back in February.Read More