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Oh the nerves I see parents go through as they bring their older child(ren) to meet the new baby. Understandably so!

Will it be a meltdown? It could be.

Will it be tears and jealousy? That might happen.

Will it be disinterest? Maybe!

But sometimes your heart just stops when THIS is their reaction.

She didn’t want the gift her new brother brought her… notice it laying off to the side, she wanted to see HIM. Meet the Family sessions like these are available as an add on to any birth package.


The emergence of the “mean girl” has given women a bad wrap in this modern day. Catty, unkind, and self focused is how many describe women. As a birth worker, I see the exact opposite. I see women who support each other, use believing words, who are tender, affirming in their touch, who celebrate not just the baby but the mother as well. May images like these live on for the baby girls of today to see when they grow up.


They married just down the coast and so its only appropriate that the next big chapter of their lives, we should shoot on the same stretch incredible coastline. Ironically, Carrie lost her veil due to wind at their wedding. Don’t miss the moment midway through the shoot when Errol lost his hat. After many the pondering and watching it bob in the waves, it was determined to be lost forever!

Carrie wanted a relaxed, non-cheesy shoot, which is exactly my style. Lets do classic images that you will love when your child is much older. Images that capture the love and affection of your relationship. These two brought the magic and the friendship. Together we created timeless images. Enjoy their sunset session, with the lit up Twelve Apostles behind them. I mean, that’s what’s amazing about shooting here…. incredible sunset one way. Turn around, and you have those mountains to work with!

Full maternity sessions like these are about an hour, multiple wardrobe changes if you’d like, and only available with a newborn combo package. I take on a very limited amount of these since I primarily specialize in births, but if you are interested, contact me for a quote. Carrie caught me just in time when I had a gap in my schedule and as you can see, she was thrilled did. Otherwise, a mini version is available complimentary with all my birth packages and can always be upgraded upon request.

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Another new life last week entered the world. She shields her face, clearly understanding her parent’s request for 100% privacy. While I love to share birth stories to empower other women and celebrate life, I’ve got an expansive enough portfolio that I don’t need to share if a family would prefer not too. I have many clients who are drawn to hire me for this reason. Hello little one, it was a privilege to be part of the team that welcomed you to the world!


I know many of you who follow this blog are waiting for the day when you will become parents. Most of my clients have actually walked difficult roads of waiting, loss, hope deferred, and sorrow. All the more why they want to remember the miracle of finally meeting their baby. I profoundly get it.

I also get inquiries like this all the time. Its just a paragraph, but the story behind what its actually been to walk through this must be volumes worth. As someone who has also lived through pregnancy loss, it always stops me for a second and gives me a lump in my throat to read this.

If you are living through infertility or pregnancy loss, I want to tell you that you are welcome here (if you want to be). We acknowledge you! We hope with you! Thank you for celebrating the births of other babies when you are desperate for your own. That’s not easy, but its beautiful.

Also I want to say that if you have been following for a while and can’t wait to hire me, please contact me early. Yours are the stories I want to tell. Even if you are too scared to hope your pregnancy will make it. For this person, I only have one space open that month even though its really early, because I take a very very limited number of births a year at this point.