Honoring Mothers

Honoring Mothers

Where would we be without mothers? Well, we wouldn’t BE. Mothers grew us, birthed us, and loved us in a way no other person could. Then some of us were granted the honor of becoming mothers and suddenly we understood so much. Motherhood is beauty and mess, joy...
Blake | Snowflake Baby

Blake | Snowflake Baby

It is always such an honor to be invited to document families growing.  The greatest compliment I could receive is to be invited back a second (or third) time to capture a family growing again.  And it’s extra special when the family inviting me includes an...
Noah’s Birth | Home Birth Story

Noah’s Birth | Home Birth Story

I arrived at the house late at night to a beautiful mama in a long black dress laboring quietly.  I couldn’t even tell she was in labor except for the occasional moment where she would stop, close her eyes, and breath deeply.  Some women are very vocal in labor,...
Lenka’s Birth | Hospital Birth Story

Lenka’s Birth | Hospital Birth Story

This was a really special birth for baby Lenka’s mom and dad.  Her big brother, Lukas, was born premature at 34 weeks.  So the fact that Mom went into labor on her own at full term with baby Lenka was both relieving and exciting for everyone.  In addition to the...
Claire’s Birth | Hospital Birth Story

Claire’s Birth | Hospital Birth Story

This birth was, by far, one of the longest births I’ve ever attended.  Little baby girl just did not want to come out despite the fact that mom’s water had broken half a day before labor ever started.  This particular birth story really illustrates how...
Ramsey’s Birth | Charleston Birth Center

Ramsey’s Birth | Charleston Birth Center

I don’t get a lot of opportunities to photograph births at the birth center, but when I do I’m always impressed with how wonderful they are at Charleston Birth Place.  Ramsey’s birth was no exception.  I arrived at the birth center as mama was...