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
On November 2nd, 2013 - after 2.5 days of early labor with contractions 8-10 minutes apart (thank the Lord for Benadryl which helped me sleep those three nights) - my body switched into active labor by waking me up at 8:30 a.m. with a contraction that left me gripping the bed rails.
"Whoa," I said to Jake, who was just coming out of his own slumber. "That was different."Read More
I've always loved to tell stories...
...which is probably why my 1st grade class coined the nickname "chatterbox" just for me. The majority of my life - I've told these stories through words, putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and letting the beauty of the English language (or sometimes French if I'm feeling particularly adventurous) spill out to form a work of art that is only made better by the imagination of the person reading it.Read More