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I get to witness, photograph and experience your births… so I thought it would be fun to share my birth story (including photos, of course) with you! My daughter’s birth story can’t be told without a brief history of my first two children…… I had a c-section in 2008 after a failed induction (for gestational […]

Birth

February 8, 2018

My Birth Story | Homebirth after cesarean

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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 […]

Birth

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 […]

Birth

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 […]

Birth

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 […]

Birth

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 […]

Birth

September 4, 2017

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