Virginia Birth Photographer

Coming soon... | Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer

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One of my favorite things is to capture this precious time for my maternity clients.  Second only to having the privilege of watching these families grow! Coming soon...

Daddy is home | Norfolk Maternity Photographer

When I photographed this mama-to-be for the first time, her husband was deployed for most of her pregnancy and for the birth of their little boy.  This time, I was so excited when she said that he would actually be home for the maternity portraits and hopefully for the birth as well!

Top 12 of 12 ~ Birth Photography | Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads Birth Photographer

Birth is an intimate thing.  And every time I am invited into a woman's birthing space, I am in awe.  In awe of the power, the strength, and the love.  In our culture, giving birth has become something that women don't often share with others; it is something that we almost feel the need to hide because it is 'yucky' or 'gross'.  But I see birth as a beautiful, natural, & amazing process.

A woman in labor is a fierce warrior.  She is more powerful, yet more vulnerable than ever.  And in the end, when her baby is born, there is so much love that surrounds her and her family.  It is the love that I strive to capture with every birth I photograph.  The love of a new life.  The love of a new family.  When people ask me, "Why would you want to photograph THAT?", I simply smile to myself.  Because anyone who asks that question has never seen the raw emotion that can be captured at the labor and delivery of a new baby.  Capturing that first glimpse of life, the first breath of a newly born baby, the first time a mother or father holds their child, the triumph of a woman bringing a child into the world on her own terms....that is birth photography.

Enjoy some of my favorite captures from births in 2012.  I hope you can feel the moment along with me.


And a personal first for the year (so it's a fave of mine) - a self-portrait right before being allowed in after a c-section for the very first time!

The birth of Julian | Norfolk Virginia Birth Photography

An intervention-free, natural childbirth was the plan for this family as they welcomed their third child and first boy into the world.  It was a beautiful and serene night and baby Julian arrived to a room full of love.  We expected him to be a big baby, but I think everyone was surprised when he tipped the scales...and his big sisters were thrilled to finally meet him.  Birth is such a miracle and capturing it on camera is always amazing!


Meet Blake | Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

It is always special when someone asks me to photograph their brand new baby, but when that person is a friend, it means even more.  This little guy was such an amazing sleeper for me and we were able to capture so many adorable family shots!