As a birth photographer, the only certainty is that each birth will be different and every baby has their own story to tell.  And let me tell you, Mr. Benjamin wanted to write his for the story books! I got the call at 37 weeks that it looked like he was coming. I panicked a bit because I was out of town and did not want to miss his birth. Luckily we had anticipated a possible early arrival earlier in the week and my amazing backup, Megan Montalvo, was able to meet with Alicia and I in the event Read more

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As a birth photographer, I get to witness and capture so many different moments and this will be a birth I will never forget. The night before I got “the call” I had a feeling that I might so I actually went to bed halfway ready. At 4am Katie called to let me know her water broke and they were heading to the hospital soon.  The plan was for me to wait until she was admitted before heading over, so I ended up getting to the hospital around 7am. By 9am, Katie’s contractions weren’t that frequent Read more

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I am so excited to share Adam’s birth story with you! Based on Mama’s first two labor and births I knew that Adam would likely make a quick entrance, and that he did! Once I got to the hospital, Mom was laboring and Dad was supporting her in every way he could. His support gave her strength to keep going and to deliver their third son without any interventions. Welcome, baby Adam, this is your birth story!   Did Read more

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This is a birth story to never forget! From start to finish it was completely unpredictable but at the end of it all, Mom and Dad held their perfectly healthy baby girl in their hands and nothing else mattered. Paula, this is your birth story: a story of strength, a story of love,  a story filled determination and fight, and a story of grace and gentleness. Your Mama fought hard to not have any interventions and your Daddy fought just as hard to support your Mama and help make the best decisions Read more

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I have had the joy of getting to know this sweet family over the last couple of years. Our husbands work together and for a while Nikole and I worked together. I had been in touch with Nikole and knew that she would be having their baby girl any day. What I didn’t know is that one morning I would tell my sister, “Hey, I have a feeling that one of my mama’s is going to call me today,” and an hour later I would get a text from Nikole that they were on their way to the hospital. Alivia was born a few Read more

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Oh my goodness, the anticipation for the arrival of Sawyer girl had everyone on the edge of their seats! The grandparents and aunts-to-be were awaiting the “it’s time” call so they could hop on a plane and start making their way. Meanwhile, I was in constant communication with Mama as we were trying to determine if I would be able to make the birth as I was recovering from being sick. Fast forward 48 hours, the grandparents decided to skip the plane and made the drive, Aunt Lindsay flew in just Read more

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