Last November, I was sitting in my living room brainstorming marketing ideas with a fellow momtrepreneur friend of mine, when out of my mouth rolled two words: birth magazine. I almost giggled when I said it, because during my teenage years one of my greatest aspirations was to become editor in chief of Seventeen Magazine. But almost as soon as the idea had flown from my lips, I shut it down. That sounded like a lot of work, especially just for the purpose of promoting my already-growing birth photography business; and I wasn't sure I was up for it….Read More
It has been about a week and a half since we landed stateside; and I'm sitting here at my home desk sipping on a cup of Kenyan chai, somehow feeling a little "homesick."
If you read any of my updates/posts from our time in Kapsowar... you'd know that the Fisher family fell for Kenya HARD..Read More
The title above transports me back in time, to the note I shared on Facebook almost 6 years ago when we were losing our first child. And after the trials of the past week... it feels appropriate once again.
This last week has been... heavy. Heavy like the rains that have been falling on Kapsowar like clockwork...Read More
I have had many dreams for our time in Kenya. Most notably the dream of documenting a birth while simultaneously witnessing my handsome doctor husband deliver the sweet babe. And, if you caught my Facebook posts in the last couple of days, you’d know that dream came true! (And this birth photographer was overwhelmed with joy!) But...Read More
This past week has been a week of firsts. First time to Amsterdam (during a long layover pancake jaunt into the city), first time in Africa, first Safari, first time speaking Swahili, first time driving for Rhys (our Safari driver let him try it out while sitting on his lap on the Savannah), first time lighting a gas stove with a match (I’ve been spoiled by electric starters), first time sleeping under a mosquito net, first time trying mandazi, chapati, Kenyan Chai, and Kenyan candy (enter nature’s version of chewy warheads)...Read More
Motherhood is a SWEET season... but it is also one of the most challenging, humbling and sanctifying journeys I've ever set foot on. More days that not lately, thanks to the sin and brokenness of my own self as much as my children's, I have found myself with tears in my eyes, clawing through the mud, and praying for the clarity, grace, and protection of my Savior. And each day, the Lord has faithfully answered me with bits of truth that are slowly helping me to see the beauty in a season that quite frankly I'm just praying to survive. Here's what I've been learning...Read More
When we first found out that April 2018 would be our first "missions month" for Jake's residency program, I was giddy, even though I had NO IDEA where the Lord would call us to go. So, what a joy it was to get confirmation from the Lord through some trusted mentors earlier this month that we indeed should spend April living and serving alongside the Jones family in their home of Kapsowar, Kenya...Read More
From the moment I find out I'm pregnant... I begin downloading ALL THE APPS, and bookmarking all the websites. There is something so amazing about having the answer to just about every question you could think of (or didn't think of) at your fingertips. And, because my mission is to serve mamas not only through their births, but during pregnancy and postpartum - I decided to compile my faves for you!Read More
This birth story, my birth story, shares the intimate moments of the arrival of my youngest son Silas, born January 2nd of last year. It was a prayer and Hypnobabies fueled water birth at Special Delivery Birth Center in Tulsa that serves as one of the most peaceful, joy-filled days of my life... and it is my honor to share it with you!Read More
It is such a joy to get to follow mamas through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond... and is arguably one of the coolest aspects of my job... allowing me to make wonderful new mama friends as I seek to serve my clients and their families well. This family lifestyle session in Tulsa's Pearl District was the cap on a year long photography journey with this family from pregnancy to first birthday (a journey I hope continues for years to come!).Read More
The Click family welcomed a sweet little man into their home last month, and I got the joy of spending a Friday morning in OKC hanging out with their family and documenting some sweet moments via a newborn lifestyle session as they settled in as a new family of four... big sister showed the most tender "mommy-like" love for little brother when he was upset. Enough to melt any mama's heart!Read More
There are a lot of reactions, some quite humorous, that I get when people first learn what I do for a living. Comments range from "You take pictures of WHAT?" to "You mean, you specialize in like, er, downstairs photography?" - all to which I typically respond with a chuckle and an explanation that birth photography is not about the "vag shot," but documents the power, the emotions, the first "meet cutes" that will forever mark the day a little one arrives.Read More