Before I became a photographer, I had this notion that I wanted to be a nurse. I have an old drawing I did when I was a little girl that says, “I want to be a nurse when I grew up so I can help people.” And after I became a mom, I thought quite seriously about pursuing a career as a labor & delivery or a postpartum nurse. Like many others, my experiences with the nurses before, during, and after the delivery of my three children were, quite simply, amazing. These women play such an important role at a most vulnerable time in our lives. It feels like our birth stories aren’t complete without the mention of the wonderful nurses at our side throughout. For as long as I can remember, I have longed to have a career that was (more…)
Lucky me, I got to photograph this beautiful family for the third time as they welcomed home their second baby, a sweet boy named Marco. I love their cozy home, which is full of big windows and amazing warm light. ( And it doesn’t hurt that they are super relaxed and just plain ol’ happy people ) (more…)
It’s that time of year again… time to agonize over choosing my favorite images from a very fun and busy year. This year I get to pick 15 because it’s 2015 so at least that makes it a little easier, but like I’ve said before, these photos are like my babies. It is hard to choose some and leave others behind!!
Did you ever meet someone for the very first time, but feel like somehow you have known them forever? It was kind of like that with Karen.
From the very first phone call, I felt like I was talking to an old friend. We swapped stories about our pregnancies, our babies, and the trials and tribulations of being sleep deprived parents. I was so excited to finally meet her in person after she gave birth to her second daughter. I arrived at their home for our newborn session and met big sister Lila and her dad at the front door. It made perfect sense that Karen’s husband Matt was just as warm and easy going and she was. What a beautiful, down to earth family of four. I truly feel so lucky to have met them. (more…)
When I arrived at this family’s home, they told me right away that their sweet bundle had been awake nearly the whole night before. They were exhausted. And boy could I relate to their pain. Having just had a baby myself five months ago, the memories of those first days home from the hospital with a new baby are extremely fresh in my mind.
The sleep deprivation is brutal and it feels like it will never end. Friends, family, doctors, nurses and strangers on the street all give their advice and remind you that newborns have their days and nights backwards, and that you should sleep when baby sleeps, blah blah blah!! But really, it’s just not that easy to (more…)