Pictures

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Andrew 12-15

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Andrew 12-15

You will find pictures of babies whose births I have attended on this page, only pictures approved by the mother’s themselves will be found here, and only those who have given me permission to post them will be included.

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Andrew 12-15

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Andrew 12-15

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Andrew 12-15

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Andrew and Daddy 12-15

Every birth is so unique and special to me, this is my way of remembering them all.  If you have been attended in childbirth by me in the past and wish to submit a photo of either your baby at birth, or a current photo of the baby please do!  I’ll add it in a heart beat!

I feel it is also important to note that these photos are not in order, not by birth, and not inside of each birth, they are just laid out for the enjoyment of those who wish to look.

I am also incredibly proud to have been a part of all of these births.  They bless my heart, and I feel as if I have glimpsed a tiny portion of the future when I am present for the birth of a child.

some of their first moments getting to know each other.

some of their first moments getting to know each other. Isaiah 7-15

Jonathon and Isaiah moments after his birth

Jonathon and Isaiah moments after his birth. 7-15

Saying hello to Isaiah

Isaiah and Torah 7-15

Thank you so much to the families that have let me into their intimate family life, not only for the duration of labor and birth of their children, but also into their homes before labor begins for prenatal and postpartum meetings and into the memories they will have for the rest of their lives!

A job well done, and a baby in arms deserves a moment of bliss

A job well done, and a baby in arms deserves a moment of bliss 7-15

Jacob meeting his daughter

Jacob and Hannah meeting their daughter Delilah 5-14

a tender moment between Jacob and Daughter Delilah

a tender moment between Jacob and Daughter Delilah 5-14

About a week old, at home. Thanks for the updated picture Torah and Jonathon!

About a week old, at home. Thanks for the updated picture Torah and Jonathon! 7-15

One courageous and beautiful mother and I after she performed like a rock star delivering her son.

One courageous and beautiful mother and I after she performed like a rock star delivering her son. (Torah, Isaiah and I) 7-15

Delilah 5-14

Daddy (Jacob) and Daughter (Delilah) first of many cuddles to come. 5-14

Precious Family moments (Jacob and Hannah with their baby girl Delilah)

Precious Family moments (Jacob and Hannah with their baby girl Delilah) 5-14

Mother (Hannah) and daughter (Delilah) getting to know each other

Mother (Hannah) and daughter (Delilah) getting to know each other. 5-14

Amazing and beautiful work, I get chills when I think of all that women will do to bring a child into the world. (Hannah delivering daughter Delilah)

Amazing and beautiful work, I get chills when I think of all that women will do to bring a child into the world. (Hannah delivering daughter Delilah) 5-14

Delilah and mommy (Hannah) working hard together.

Delilah and mommy (Hannah) working hard together. 5-14

The tattoo says it all!

The tattoo says it all! “Courageously Strong” Delilah 5-14

The tenderness of a man with the mother of his child during labor is heart melting!

The tenderness of a man with the mother of his child during labor is heart melting! (Jacob and Hannah). Delilah 5-14

It is rare that I get photos of myself doing what I do during a woman's labor, I love this one taken by the father (Jacob) of me helping his wife (Hannah)

It is rare that I get photos of myself doing what I do during a woman’s labor, I love this one taken by the father (Jacob) of me helping his wife (Hannah). Delilah 5-14

supporting his wife through the birth of their child, Jacob and Hannah

supporting his wife through the birth of their child, Jacob and Hannah. Delilah 5-14

It is often my privilege to work with one of both of the grandmothers during the birth of their grand child (Hannah, Jacob and Grandma)

It is often my privilege to work with one of both of the grandmothers during the birth of their grand child (Hannah, Jacob and Grandma). Delilah 5-14

tender kisses for a mother hard at work. (Jacob and Hannah)

tender kisses for a mother hard at work. (Jacob and Hannah). Delilah 5-14

Another rare photo of me during the labor of one of my clients. (Hannah, Grandma and Me)

Another rare photo of me during the labor of one of my clients. (Hannah, Grandma and Me). Delilah 5-14

Jacob gives his wife a tender kiss after the birth of daughter Delilah

Jacob gives his wife a tender kiss after the birth of daughter Delilah. 5-14

Daddy (Art) meeting his 4th son (Joey)

Daddy (Art) meeting his 4th son (Joey) 1-15

The effort, joy and relief the moment a child is born is all very present on the mother's face, I love capturing that moment. (Neva and Joey)

The effort, joy and relief the moment a child is born is all very present on the mother’s face, I love capturing that moment. (Neva and Joey). 1-15

Having a little down time during labor, daddy (Art) updates facebook while mama (Neva) rests

Having a little down time during labor, daddy (Art) updates Facebook while mama (Neva) rests. Joey 1-15

Daddy Patrick meeting his 3rd child (MIcah) for the first time. (This is my own birth)

Daddy Patrick meeting his 3rd child (Micah) for the first time. (This is my own birth) 10-13

Micah holding his Father (Patrick) and My (Samantha) wedding rings.

Micah holding his Father (Patrick) and My (Samantha) wedding rings. 10-13

My first moments with my third child Micah with midwife looking on.

My first moments with my third child Micah with midwife looking on. 10-15

working through a contraction.

working through a contraction.

quiet resting during labor

quiet resting during labor

Eric and Violet together at last!

Eric and Violet together at last!

Beautiful little girl makse her appearance and grasps her mama in a hug

Beautiful little girl makes her appearance and grasps her mama in a hug

John and Vanessa’s long awaited baby boy arrived a bit earlier that anticipated but was in fine health.  The experience warranted a lot of pictures of Daddy and Baby David bonding in the NICU, and even some screen time with mama while she recovered before being able to go see him herself.  I was honored to be a part of your birthing Team John and Vanessa! David 11-19.

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Family Moment, Radiant Bliss on the faces of Mommy and Daddy with Isaac 6-28

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measuring Isaac 6-28

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Weighing Isaac 6-28

Isaac 6-28

This Beautiful family welcomed me to their very quick birth in June, It was a pleasure to serve them and welcome their first boy into their arms.

 

 

 

 

I love baby Feet!  So sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though he didn’t like being weighed he was perfect, and returned to his mama very quickly.

 

The first moments of a Father holding his newly born child are always some of my favorite to capture at a birth.  This precious boy was 4th in a line of 3 girls, and Daddy kept the secret of his gender from everyone including Mommy, but the moment he was born the news couldn’t be contained a moment longer.

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Isaac and Daddy 6-28

 

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Grandma and Aunt saying hellos to Isaac 6-28

 

 

Another moment to treasure, here is Grandma and Aunt meeting their newest family member for the first time.

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