We did it…we finally hit 3,000 “likes” on Facebook!

You guys rock.
Seriously. Thank you.

I have teamed up with some VERY talented people who would have graciously
contributed some fabulous items as a part of our giveaway!

Check out what you can win….

#1. A $25 gift card to BeeKing’s Honey and Natural Care Products
BeeKing’s Facebook Page

#2 Oh Hello World

Kristin is a baby goods dye artist and has donated one of her gorgeous blankets to our winner!
Hello World Photography
Birth Doula Services Facebook Page
Oh Hello World Etsy Page

#3. Bellabeez is giving away a $10 gift card to her etsy store!
You can find custom tutus, headbands, and onesies!

Bellabeez Facebook Page

#4. Blessed Bottom Butter is an amazing all-purpose, all-natural, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal healing salve.
Robin will mail 4oz of salve to the winner (a $30 value)
Blessed Bottom Butter Facebook Page

#5. CutenessBuns is giving away a $20 gift card to her etsy page!
CutenessBuns Facebook Page


#5. Nina is giving away a custom etched pint sized glass or a $12 credit towards her etsy store!

Etched Feelings by Nina Gagnon Facebook Page


#6. A beautiful way to keep your loved ones close to your heart.

Kerri will create a pendant from a photo of your special hand, foot, or paw prints.
Include a name, initials, birth date, or special message too!

Four:Eleven Designs Facebook Page


#7. Gigi and Max

Kristin makes the cutest headbands and will be giving one away!
Gigi and Max Facebook Page


. Lil Baby Basics
Michelle is giving away a $25 gift card to her etsy page
AND a handmade dinosaur plush
Lil Baby Basics Facebook Page
. Layne + Lainey Gift Pack
A relaxing combination of lavender and camomile, combined with the skin softening and moisturizing properties of organic rolled oats, makes this the perfect way to calm and soothe your baby
and a Lip Trio (Lavender/Mint, Coco/Mint, and Simply Naked)
Layne + Lainey Facebook Page
#10. ME- Blocks
Artsy, personalized photo blocks made from stained wood.
You will win a $25 gift card to her etsy page!
ME- Blocks Facebook Page


#11. Devan’s Trades of Hope

Trades of Hope empowers women to create sustainable businesses worldwide. They want women to realize their potential
as world changers, business owners, dream creators, and heroes of their own stories
Devan will be giving away a handbag and necklace!

Devan’s Trades of Hope Facebook Page


Here’s how to enter (it’s easy!)

1. Go “like” all of these Facebook pages (I’ve included links below each description) there’s only 11, it wont take too long!

2.  Share this contest on your wall -or- give The Birth Photographer a shout out using the @ symbol to make sure my page comes up

3. Make sure you’re a fan of The Birth Photographer on Facebook

4. Comment below and let me know you did all of the above!

The contest will start Friday March 28 and will end Saturday April 5, the winner will be chosen by random.org and
the corresponding number in the comments will win this fabulous prize!

Good Luck!

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Getting asked to photograph a birth by another photographer is such a huge honor, I have gotten to meet so many photographers thanks to this special gift I have been given.  Kaethe was no exception. Not only did I get to find out about her pregnancy super early, but it allowed us to be in contact for nearly 9 months! By the time is was delivery day, I felt like we were practically best friends! It didn’t hurt that she is also a birth photographer and we share a love of the Seahawks, it was an instant connection!

Kaethe and her husband decided not to find out what they were having, so when baby girl #4 made her arrival, it was so fun to see everyone’s reaction! Suprise, excitement, shock! One of the awesome things about this birth was it was at the same hospital, with the same doctor, in the same room that I delivered my daughter in just 7 months earlier!

Ever since the birth of sweet Kaelin, I have become even closer with Kaethe, and I now consider her one of my really good friends. It’s so fun to watch one of “my” babies grow up right in front of me!

Kaethe has been SO patient in waiting for this blog post, so without further ado, here is the birth of Kaelin!




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Do you remember my last post with the adorable O’Hearn family from last month? Well, they are now a family of 5 after welcoming a beautiful baby BOY into the world last week! He came so quickly that not only did I miss the birth, but his mom and dad almost didn’t make it to the hospital in time! Thankfully, I wasn’t too far behind and was able to capture most of the birth experience! SOMEONE was in a real hurry to come out and play (ha!) Colin instantly latched and was nursing like a champ, he was also able to do skin to skin with dad too, it was so cool!

Big brother called it from the beginning and predicted that a little boy was in his Mommy’s tummy, he was right and I’m guessing he was pretty excited too!

Congratulations to you all on this wonderful addiction to your family, what a lucky little guy he is, so much love!


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I had the pleasure of meeting up with this darling family last Sunday before the big Super Bowl. It was incredibly foggy, and even more colder than we all expected, but everyone did a fantastic job! Starbucks hot chocolate might have helped play a role in motivating these adorable kids, but whatever works, right?
In just a few short weeks this family of 4 will soon be a family of 5! Will it be a boy or a girl? We don’t know yet, but I get to be there to capture the big day and I cannot wait.

Stay tuned for birth photos!



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Throughout the last 4 years of photographing births, I have come across some good birth professionals, but I can only count on one hand, those that are amazing. The ones whose talent and skill come naturally. The type of person you could hang out with all day long and never get sick of them. Yup, that’s Shana. Whenever I get to photograph a birth with this amazing midwife, I know it’s going to be special.

I never thought she’d be interested in having HER OWN birth photographed, so when she emailed ME about it, I was absolutely thrilled. We met up for coffee and went over “the plan.” She was convinced she wasn’t going into labor anytime soon, and I was convinced I wouldn’t miss it…

Well….fast forward to the morning of her due date…I woke up, turned on the news, and checked my phone. Just as I was looking at my emails, I received a text. It was from Shana, and it was letting me know she had delivered her precious little girl in under 2 hours late last night. I was shocked! We both jinxed ourselves and our “plan” had completely backfired! We got a good laugh out of it though…

I drove up to the hospital later that morning and took a lot of pictures, besides the actual delivery, I got everything I normally would at a typical birth. I am going back up to her house this weekend and I can’t wait to see how much she’s changed already! We’ve already decided that for the next baby, I am just going to camp at her house once she’s full term, there’s no way I am going to miss another birth!

Congratulations Shana and Derrick on your beautiful little “Tulie” she is one very lucky (and loved) little girl!


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