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I remember the first time I saw this mom in labor. It was Christmas time in 2014 (click here to read that birth story). I had literally never seen someone so peaceful and calm in labor. She barely made a noise, laughed between contractions, and made sure her birth team felt comfortable and welcome. (At my […]

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December 18, 2017

A rainbow baby named Iris | Oklahoma Homebirth Photography

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  I’ve been steeped in birth photography for years, so it can be hard for me to remember that some people – I’m looking at you, mama-to-be – aren’t as familiar with it as I am.   Here’s what I’ve learned in my years as a birth photographer.   Birth is beautiful. I know everything […]

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November 27, 2017

Is birth photography worth the money?

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By the time you’re on baby #4, you probably know what to expect in labor right? Well, those 4th babies like to make their own special entrance 😉   This little baby was a surprise sex (which is always so much fun). Big brother was hoping for a boy, because he has two little sisters […]

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October 15, 2017

I’s Homebirth Story | Birth Photography

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    Dear mom-to-be who will have a c-section, I know it’s important to you to have a birth photographer. C-section births are beautiful and all births should be photographed. So, I’ll do my best to get into the OR to photograph your birth. I’ve had a c-section, and I know what a blur the […]

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September 24, 2017

{AN OPEN LETTER}: I likely won’t be allowed into the operating room for your birth

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When I was planning for my own home birth, many people asked me if my older 2 kids would be in the house. Adamantly, without hesitating, I said “NO!” I couldn’t imagine trying to labor while thinking about where they were in the house and what they were doing. Almost 4 years later, I’ve seen […]

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September 4, 2017

Here’s what it looks like when older siblings see mom give birth.

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When do most moms go into labor?   I’d be willing to bet it’s sometime between 9pm and 11pm. She’s winding down for the day, relaxed, lays down for bed… and those contractions start to become time-able and consistent.   So, quite often I get a text in those hours saying “heads up, this might […]

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August 21, 2017

Laughter and Prayers — the birth story of baby C | okc birth photos