BIRTH STORIES

PETER — COMING HOME

Me and Rachel spent most of our consultation talking about how unpredictable birth is and how her experiences tend to be a bit crazy. While I can deal with crazy, sometimes the best stories come when the dust settles and real life begins. Little man Peter's birth was...

THE BIRTH OF MADDOCK

This little guy was so loved immediately, like most babes, but probably even more so because of all that firey red hair. Like I can't even when babies come straight from womb to earth looking this good. It's impossible for me to even roll out of bed in the morning...

THE BIRTH OF ROLAND

There are a million reasons to be excited about the Christmas season and getting to experience a birth with people like Stevi and Spencer was just the cherry on top. Roland's birth day is full of those basics you need for good holiday cheer -- family and friends who...

2016: a year in review

21 birth day parties: 14 boys and 7 girls. 15 hospital births, 3 out of hospital, and 2 c-sections. I cut back in 2016. I wish I could tell you it was this super deliberate business decision but life ran us over a little (a lot) and by the grace of God, A Sacred...

the birth of Elle

It's not often that a baby takes my request for an afternoon, naturally lit birth seriously. But Elle, that girl -- she knows the way to her photog's heart. PS: Despite what these photos may look like, this was Brittany's very first natural and out-of-hospital birth....

the birth of Jasper

Oh this day was beyond sweet. After an entire month off call and almost drowning with personal life shenanigans, this slow and steady September birth was the medicine my soul needed. Jasper, thanks for having the most cool and chill and hilarious and kind parents...

THE BIRTH OF ARCHER & ACETON

OOH TWINS. With filming a twin birthing being on my bucket list, there were certainly high expectations that came along with meeting the Johns family. Life is life though and birth is birth so when mama got thrown with some twists and turns - way long labor,...

THE BIRTH OF MAXIMUS

This warrior mama laughed through and gracefully conquered bringing her first born earthside, and a lot quicker than we all imagined! You guys, you can't put a price on a visit from magical chiropractors during labor. Amen?...

THE BIRTH OF DRESDEN

This was probably my most anticipated birth of the year and not just because they're one of my favorite families to hang with, but because this kid took his ever loving sweet time. Doctor was concerned, at one point, that little guy would want a birthday party before...

the birth of Hayes

I didn't walk with Randal through every step of pregnancy like her man and midwives but from what I understand, it was doozy after doozy. Which, of course, home girl made it to 42 weeks. 42. Luckily there was a cute baby at the end so win win...

the birth of Griffin

Oh the things I could say about this night/day. It was love at first meeting (client-photographer edition) with these two. I adored every second of our coffee date so I had high expectations for birth day. Crystal was all sorts of mama powerful as she worked to bring...

the birth of Jameson

It's been the year of incredibly fast babies. These first time mamas that are straight up naturals have been the norm and while it makes for a higher speeding ticket chance for me and some sad feels because I walk in right after the action, everyone is happy and...

the birth of Claire

May 27th, y'all. I spent the night texting two laboring mamas on and off, the stormy morning hours with one lucky family, took a Chipotle and soy chai break on my drive across Dallas, and ended the evening with the Wilkinson clan. And even though I was exhausted,...

the birth of Eloise

This day held surprises for so many people. With baby E making her appearance a couple of weeks early and on the same day as a previously scheduled induction, it made for a double header Thursday I'll never forget. This birth was made just perfect with morning...

the birth of Gage

Peter Pan playing in the other room, little helpers, dinner still on the stove -- life was as usual except for not at all. Gage's birth day was a beautiful kind or normal and a beautiful kind of chaos all at the same time and that's why I love birth....

the birth of Aalani

Birth be cray, like mom having an almost unassisted birth in her bathroom and then having to be transported without her new sweet one. I was 100% happy with setting my camera down to fill my arms with brand new baby snuggles that night, but obviously that's not a job...

the birth of Carson

“I think I’m going to head that way soon..” I said after receiving news that my mama friend was progressing. “Nah, I think we’ve got some time. I mean, how likely is it that I’ll go from 4cm to pushing in the next 30 minutes?!” LOL SO LIKELY, turns out. Even when...

the birth of Bridget

Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, and other 90's jam essentials were musically present as this mama labored and pushed out her third and final little lady. We danced in an L&D room in Dallas while our homes in Arlington took a major hail hit but no one cared -- there were...

the birth of Preston

When one goes into labor, with a schedule c-section a good 3 weeks away, it's an unexpected party for everyone. But you know what? I'll join any birth party no matter when the baby says it's time because birth is the most unexpected and the most...

the birth of Maria

Celebrated the beginning of my birth season with an OB in Birkenstocks, jokes while pushing, one of my favorite big sisters, and the joy that comes from a rainbow baby after a stormy season of...

the birth of Haven

Throwback to this gal's first birth -- 70 something hours, 3+ hours of pushing, and obvious HARD FREAKING WORK. When the Mayer's sent the exciting baby # 2 news my way, I a) did my repeat mama happy dance and b) started praying for an easier second time around. Well....

the birth of Maverick

The day before Thanksgiving is as good as any to have a baby! After all, ol' Maverick had some incredibly pumped older siblings (and parents, duh) who had been waiting to celebrate the holiday with him. I mean, turkey day in a hospital may not be ideal for some but...

the birth of Liam

Without fail, I book a trip to Disney and one of my favorite mamas sends me the "Hey! Baby #2!" message. Though, my plane does leave a week after her due date and positive thoughts and we'll be just fine. LOL. I've said it before and I'll say it again - thank the good...

2015: a year in review

I'm all cheesy smiles & teary eyes today. The new year feels get me every time but I can honestly say that after looking back over the year, it's been one of the best yet with ASP. 15 girls. 9 boys. 6 mamas decided to keep the gender a secret until delivery, which is...

the birth of Juniper

Oh you guys - welcome to one of my favorite days in September. It was a whirlwind of a month and even though this birth was overnight, even though losing a day of rest isn't something you recover well from, watching this family go from 2 to 3 was enough of a birth...

the birth of Olivia

Such a sweet day in September. Such a sweet family. Such a sweet little girl. The joy in the room was tangible as this family welcomed their newest addition alongside the love of sisters, grandparents, and friends. Enjoy some of the best moments from September...

the birth of Madeleine

I know I've probably said this 2348234789 times but surprise gender births never ever ever get old. Mom has made two different first outfits, conquered the art of neutral shopping, and that moment of "It's a.." is one for the books every time. Fun fact about this...

the birth of Frankie

Sometimes things are crazy, and fast, and so much different than you expect it, but this mama just owned all the curve balls and birthed the most b-e-a-utiful baby...

the birth of Marlow

There are some families who I feel, selfishly, should never stop having babies. Their births are a beautiful kind of intense, full of joy and surprises, and saying it's an event full of love feels like an understatement. I was lucky enough to be at big brother's...

the birth of Dakota

The hard part of documenting birth, hands down, is the on-call ups and downs. I've learned the art of estimated due dates and generally try to plan things accordingly but lol babies, you know. But even when the little one seems to pick the most inconvenient day for...

the birth of Kate

You'd think the whole home birth turned hospital birth would throw this mama off but not one bit. Even though plans changed and things were tough, she was surrounded by the best birth team, encouragement, and her sweet baby girl (after two boys!) was totally worth it....

the birth of Clara

I'm back from vacation land and ready to show you all the goodness that hit my camera before I left. My summer was personally kicked off with an on-slaut of inspiring stories and adorable babies - little Clara being the first. Her mama is no newbie to birthing babies...

the birth of Abner

You're told that the second time around is different - to expect a faster, easier experience. After big sister's birth - a hard, long journey - there were high hopes for this little guy and his big day. Even though nothing was as easy this time around either (I would...

the birth of Rawley

You know those people in life who you leave their company just feeling encouraged? Like the world is a better place with them in it? Claire and Steve, y'all - nailing it. I left our meeting more than excited to help them tell the birth story of their first little...

the birth of Hank

Can we just take a minute to soak in the cuteness that is older siblings being OBSESSED with their new family member? My gosh, you guys. You kind of expect toddlers to say a quick hello and then get back to trying to pull mom's IV out or calling in all the nurses for...

the birth of Cora

I'm sure I could start every birth story with saying that I love seeing how flexible and trusting parents are when their original birth plans don't play out. After an elevated blood pressure at home, move to one of the best hospitals in the area, and a quickly...

the birth of Emma

It's been the season of repeat mamas and I'm not complaining one bit. Christine was determined to own this second babe's birth day after her previous c-section and man, did she o-w-n it. After the snow storm and frigid weather during Emma's birthday week, we were all...

the birth of Josiah

I am incredibly thankful for Malloree because 1) she let me sit in on one of the most beautiful and spirit-filled births I've ever experienced, and 2) for trusting me enough to allow me to step into the land of full video coverage for the first time. I think photos...

the birth of Beau

There are a million happy words I could use to describe this day. No matter what the "plan", it's incredibly refreshing to see a mama's birth wishes be granted. And, not to mention, a photographer's wishes for the birth - daytime, natural light, and special time with...

the birth of Ryan

After going over years past, there's always an excitement towards the new year's birth photography adventures. I rang in 2015 with high hopes for several areas of life including, of course, these ASP babies. It was a first for me to help welcome a baby on New Year's...

the birth of Landry Kate

I love everything about stories like this - courage, determination, a hard race to run with a sweet reward at the finish line. I swear I photograph the strongest of the mamas out there. When plans change, circumstances are tough, these mamas are tougher and it's an...

2014: a year in review

I can say with full confidence that 2014 was one of the sweetest years of my life so far. I could list the simple and complex, the happy and the sad, the grateful and ungrateful moments but we'll stick to one particular sweet spot: birth. This year was devoted to...

the birth of Ford

The life of a birth photographer is a crazy one, for sure. Always prepared, always lugging around heavy equipment, always ALWAYS cancelling plans. But, the good news is there are sweet spots in the midst of the on-call business - scheduled birthdays. Great planning...

the birth of Maddox

Having a back-up photographer is amazing for so many reasons, one of those being that I can take an off-call, out of state vacation and still know that my families are getting the highest quality photos & video from one of the greatest and most talented gals I know....

the birth of John

After a few years of this, I've developed (or been gifted) what I like to call a birth photographer's intuition - I just know when I should leave my house, no matter how fast or slow things seem to be going. And wa-la! I pulled in to the hospital parking lot, halfway...

the birth of Abigail

There's not another feeling quite like sitting in stand still, DFW traffic knowing your client is pushing. Fast progression is something every mother hopes for in labor and yay for you guys! But fast labors, traffic, OH THE ANXIETY. Lucky for me - and every other...

the birth of Crixus

VBACs are just flat out incredible. They are stories of determination, trust, and hard, hard work. Kristin displayed all of these and more just beautifully making Crixus' birth one of my favorite VBACs to date. A love this powerful and fought for is contagious....

the birth of Nikolai

I've always heard that baby boys are more stubborn when it comes to labor & delivery (and let's be real, lots of moments after that too) - they just want to hang on to mama a little bit longer. What's funny is so many little guys have proved that to me, including...