Archive for September, 2014

I love to have “first” experiences.

Heather and Dustin’s birth was a first for me because

Heather (nor the rest of the family) did not know if she was having a boy or girl.

Dustin knew, and how he kept it a secret, I’ll never know.

It was so exciting!

I got my first text from Heather around midnight – letting me know the show had started.

I’ll tell you, it’s really hard to sleep after that.  I get so pumped up about births.

They went to the hospital around 2:30am and at 4:30am, I just couldn’t sleep.

I figured if I was awake, I’d see what was happening!

  I got to meet Heather’s mom and sister.

What an amazing source of support.  Dustin, mom, and sister (and of course Heather)

worked so seamlessly together.  Simply amazing to watch.

I hung around for a couple hours and then left for a bit.

Around 9am her water broke and it was time to capture the magic.

And yes, it was magic.

Every birth is so amazing.

Heather was amazing to watch.

She seemed so composed the whole time.

Seriously, she did.  I’m not sure how.

2 hours after her water broke, Heather and Dustin met their baby…..

Well, I’m not going to tell you like that!

Watch the slideshow.  Enjoy this miracle.

Thank you Dustin and Heather for allowing me to experience this moment with you.


Are you pregnant and considering birth photography?  Call me.

Let me be the one to hold the camera,

so your family is free to hold your hand.

I met Brittany and her husband Brian a few years ago

through the Port City Breastfeeding Bag Project.

The first time I saw them walk in with the boys

I was struck by their beauty.  Seriously.

If you know this family – you know they are all stunning to look at!

And over time I was struck by more than just their beauty.

They have an amazing relationship with their children.

They have an amazing relationship with each other.

And of course Brian wins the best husband award because

he surprised Brittany on Mother’s Day with my

Maternity, Birth, & Newborn package.

Great husband points there!!!

We had a beautiful maternity session in late June (but boy was it hot).

I had travel plans in August – just a week after her due date, but being the 3rd boy,

Brittany was sure this baby would come on time just like his big brothers did.

Well.  Grayson  established right away that we wasn’t going to do things like his brothers.

I am so grateful that my friend, and colleague,  Susie Linquist, was available to be there for Grayson’s birth.

To hear Susie tell it, Brittany barely made a sound and welcomed Grayson n into this world

with the calmest assurance ever.

Brittany had some amazing guides and supports.  Olivia and Candace make an amazing team.

I was so happy to hear everything went well and couldn’t wait to meet the newest boy to the family.

The newborn session was full of laughter and giggles, just as I suspected.

Of course, a birth can not be done justice with just photos.  Watch the slideshow below to see more of this family’s love.

Watch it big – bigger is better in this case.