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Yearly Archives: 2014

Christmas Eve Checklist: Christmas cookie day tradition.  Done. Gifts purchased.  (Mark deserves this credit.)  Done. Fresh new haircuts.  Done. Christmas lights seen from car windows.  No seat belts and huddled together with pals (Neighbors deserve this credit). Done. Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner planned, shopped, and ready for the oven. Done. Cream cheese softening on the counter […]

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I spend a lot of time saying, “I’m lucky” when I talk about my birth photography photos. But that’s a bullshit thing to say.  That’s not giving me an ounce of credit.  If you said that about yourself, I’d rip you a new one.  I’d say, “How dare you?!  You’re a fantastic photographer.  Sure luck […]

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This month is a perfect example of why I continue to do this daily project. That’s the night I  met up with old friends. That’s the night we saw new friends. That’s the day we saw family. That’s the day Becks and I had a quick lunch after a difficult appointment. That’s the day Coop […]

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    I used to think it was rude of me to try and relate to a birth.  I wasn’t running around the room talking about my own labor while the mom was in labor.  I’m not that narcissistic.  But whenever I sat down to write the blog post, my own experiences as a Mom would […]

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How to deal with unpredictability is always the number one question I’m asked.  I’ll be honest, it will be the reason I hang up my camera.  But not yet.  I’ve got a few ways to deal with it. I’m impatient.  I like a consistent schedule.  I enjoy a good planning session. So why the hell am I a […]

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I think it’s incredibly important to share photography knowledge.  You can’t steal my eye or replicate my vision, so keeping things a secret accomplishes nothing (I’ve never understood secrecy within the craft).  When you’re a birth photographer, you get lots of strange looks and tons of good questions.  I hope to answer some of those questions […]

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Like I said on day 1, I’d probably be grateful when Day 30 popped on the calendar. I am. It was filled with family and friends.  It was filled with a new baby, some good times, and decent words. November is over.  The air is chillier and the Christmas tree is up (our earliest yet). […]

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