J+M | Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer

Maternity

Winter maternity sessions are some of my favorites.  I love the beauty of a sleeping world contrasted by a growing belly and new life.  Luckily it wasn’t too cold and J and M were troopers as we spent an afternoon at one of my favorite local parks documenting this sweet moment in their lives.

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The Home Birth of Abigail Alice | Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

Birth

“She believed she could, so she did.”

As a mother and birth photographer nothing bring me quite as much joy as watching a woman have the birth experience she so desires.  The birth of these sweet girl was a triumphant home VBAC.  Abigail came peacefully, born into the world surrounded by the love of family and friends.  It was an honor to witness such strength and beauty.

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2015 In Review | Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

Birth, Breastfeeding, Motherhood, Newborn, Uncategorized

I can’t believe that 2015 is practically over… what a year it’s been!  In January I was blessed to welcome the birth of my darling son who brings so much joy to my life.  Upon his arrival I decided to take it slow so I could spend more time with him but I am so very thankful for the awesome clients whose births and families I got to document this year.  Each has been incredibly special and it’s been a true joy to get to know each of you and share in your lives and stories.

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Linnea + Annika Breastfeeding | Northern Virginia Motherhood Photographer

Breastfeeding, Motherhood

This past year I have been so thankful to share the journey of motherhood with this dear friend.  When she asked me to take some photos to commemorate the breastfeeding relationship between her and her sweet girl I was floored.  Motherhood is not always easy but these tender moments make it all worth it in the end.

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The Birth of Audie | Northern Virginia Birth Photographer

Birth

Usually my favorite photos from births are the ones of mamas meeting their babies for the first time but my favorite part of this birth was seeing Aaron and Lauren working together to bring their son Earthside.  The connection they have is powerful; it fills the whole room and everyone that walks in can feel it.  When they are together it seems as though everything is tuned out except one another.   Aaron was right by Lauren’s side through every contraction, whispering in her ear, tenderly stroking her back, and providing a sturdy support for her to lean on.

I especially loved being able to capture the moments between them because Aaron was initially not supposed to be able to be there but got leave approved last minute.  I am so happy for this little family that they got to be together for their first moments until they are permanently together again come spring.