Birth

A New Westminster Birth Story | Family Documentary Photography + Videography

A New Westminster Birth Story | Family Documentary Photography + Videography

This summer I was so blessed to be invited to witness the birth of this beautiful family just outside of Vancouver, BC (Royal Columbian Hospital). Mama worked so incredibly hard for so long, and was finally able to push her little guy earthside. Happy Birthday little one! This is your birth story…

An Adoption Story | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

An Adoption Story | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt a baby? Rob and Sarah so graciously invited me to film their adoption journey, and it was absolutely incredible. Ethel just turned ONE. So I thought it was fitting to finally blog their story! YES they have a pet pig who lives in their house, and YES she is breastfeeding…

A Peace Arch Hospital Birth | Fraser Valley Birth Photographer and Videographer

A Peace Arch Hospital Birth | Fraser Valley Birth Photographer and Videographer

Remember this maternity session? Well she had her baby a few weeks later, and it was such a beautiful hospital birth. Sometimes plans have to change quickly, and it’s so important to have an idea of your preferences, but still be informed and educated about all of your options and any choices that may be presented to you during your birth at any moment. This family had a wonderful backup plan and brought the most incredible…

A Raw and Beautiful Postpartum | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

A Raw and Beautiful Postpartum | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

Chelsea is a photographer who lives in Chilliwack, BC. I have followed her on Instagram for quite a while now and I was so excited to be invited into this incredible space post-birth. Their baby was born the day before, her second unassisted home birth (because nobody can ever make it to her house in time) with her midwives and…

A Beautiful Fraser Valley Home Birth | Alyssa Kellert Photo + Film

A Beautiful Fraser Valley Home Birth | Alyssa Kellert Photo + Film

Ahh home births. There’s just something so cozy and calm about them. It’s incredible to be a part of something so powerful, every single time. This was their FOURTH little baby, third girl (and third home birth)! They were incredibly excited to meet their little one, and mom waited oh so patiently. Mom was in early labour for quite a while, and I was on high alert for their birth…

Charlie's Birth Story | Maple Ridge Documentary Photography + Film

Charlie's Birth Story | Maple Ridge Documentary Photography + Film

What a beautiful day it is when you get to witness the miracle of birth. I was called early in the morning and met Aly + Jordan at the hospital. (Side note: I love when I get to attend births at hospitals close to home, the quick drive is…

Zoella's Birth Story | Vancouver Birth + Newborn Photography

Zoella's Birth Story | Vancouver Birth + Newborn Photography

Nicola was referred to me by another doula/photographer who was booked up. We met at her house over tea and decided to work together! She was already in her 3rd trimester so we had a lot of work to do to prepare for her upcoming home birth. 

We found out a few days before my prenatal visit that her baby girl was breech. We continued with the plan for a home birth, hoping baby would flip or that a breech home birth would still be an option...

A New Years Baby | Vancouver and Fraser Valley Birth Photographer

A New Years Baby | Vancouver and Fraser Valley Birth Photographer

Attending the birth of a friend is such a special honour! When my friends value me, and let me know I am well worth the money, it gives me allll the feels. This was the first birth that I have gotten called to over Facebook Messenger, ha! And it was my first birth of 2017! Connor’s mom and I were chatting about her contractions, and then all of a sudden her husband messages me to tell me to meet them at the hospital…you know it’s the real deal when mom can’t type anymore!