luna love…

April 6, 2012

Something magical sort of happens when you photograph people you really, really love and know. Your love spills out into the image, even if you are trying hard to be professional or just a fly on the wall. You just can’t help it…this woman, this family, are dear friends and I was so very honored to be at Luna’s birth. Sara and Carlos hold such a sweet energy in the world, I am humbled to know them and be part of their lives.

Thank you dear ones!

Thank you to Sara and Carlos for being willing to share their moment with the world…you can see more from the birth here.

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from the water she came…

November 7, 2011

The family love was thick that night…no one wanting to miss one single moment. I was touched by her grace, his great love, the delight of her sisters, her powerful entrance into the world from the water…it was beautiful. Thank you Monique and family for allowing me to capture it…

you can see the rest of this sweet, sweet birth here…thanks so much to Monique for being willing to share.

birth love…

July 26, 2011

Nikki and Jeff, oh this couple…it is amazing to be part of people’s lives during the time they are making families, there is a feeling like you are getting a universe sneak peek of the goodness about to be poured over the world. Beside all that wonder, it’s even sweeter when you know you those people will be your friends-salt of the earth- true blue, even beyond birth.

These dear friends have dropped cookies on my doorstep, taught me Tuesday is the best day of the week, left notes in my mailbox, offered copious amounts of encouragement to me while I am trying to birth some dreams over here…and for that I will always be grateful.

AND aren’t they just beautiful creatures? Thank you for allowing me to be part of the birth of both your boys, to watch your love and strength, and deep care for one another.

here are just a few of my favorites that I could share, there were SO many more of this beautiful birth:

 

 

birth bliss…

January 23, 2011

As I got home from the birth and started sorting through the pictures I kept thinking…
this is what a wide open heart looks like…
this is what it looks like to have someone really believe in you…
this is what discovering your amazing strength looks like…
this is what pure raw joy looks like…
this is the power of being loved into being…

Thank you, thank you Joni and John for allowing me to be part of such sweet, sweet experience. I will always remember your love and joy. Welcome to the world little guy!
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Thanks to Joni and John for sharing something so special with us and showing us just how blissful birth can be, you can see the rest of their amazing birth here.