It’s World Doula Week so what could be more fitting than an explanation about what a doula is and why you should consider having one as a part of your birth team.

Celebrating Doulas

There are so many emotions present during birth; each one completely unique from another. The birth of Baby J came a little earlier than his mamas had hoped through a necessary induction. Nicole patiently labored through steady contractions with Megan at her side to keep things light-hearted and full of laughter. Even through a few […]

The Birth Story of Baby J | Bellevue Women’s Center, Schenectady, NY | Albany Birth Photographer

I had the privilege to photograph this special little man a few short days after his birth. Born at home (on my birthday!), Baby N came earthside into his mom and dad’s arms. His calm, quiet, demeanor is what I noticed first, and we discussed his possible past lives at length – his mom and […]

Welcoming Baby N | A Newborn Session in Chatham, New York | Catskill Newborn Photographer

I have documented this family since Baby J was still inside his beautiful mama’s belly, and even had the pleasure of attending his birth at Columbia Memorial Hospital, so I was incredibly excited when they reached out to me with the idea of a secluded, outdoor fall family session that really captured the authenticity of […]

Autumn Family Session | Queechy Lake, Canaan, NY | Hudson Valley Family Photographer

Watching a mom labor is a powerful moment in life to be present for, and not an easy one to describe. It’s been said that women reach to the heavens and come back with a star. Labor brings you to another world. One that makes you question and doubt. One that strengthens and empowers. We […]

The Birth Story of Baby S | St. Peter’s Hospital Labor & Delivery, Albany, NY | Albany New York Birth Photographer

Baby S and her beautiful family are all doing incredibly well after their Earth-Day roadside birth. If you missed it, be sure to check out their birth story here. This family and session hit me hard. Having two girls of my own, I think the most difficult feeling when welcoming your new baby into your […]

Welcoming Baby S | A Newborn Session in Gloversville, New York | Albany, New York Newborn Photographer

Persistence. Patience. Endurance. Faith. All of these things are what this birth taught me. 5 days. 5 days this mom waited, and hoped, and cried, and prayed. An induction is unlike natural birth. It’s pain is not the same. It’s duration and normal ‘tells’ are not the same. It’s hard, just as any other birth, […]

The Birth Story of Baby A | St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany New York | Albany Birth Photography

The birth of your child is one of the most memorable events in your lifetime, but this little girl decided to set herself apart. I checked in with this mom the day before her due date. All seemed quiet, with no signs of labor coming anytime soon. Her due date came and it was only […]

The Birth Story of Baby S | Burdett Birth Center, Troy, New York | Troy Birth Photographer

Scrolling through my social media feed, I was actually completely heartbroken by this article, “A plea for fathers to take more photos of mothers with their children.”  I’m not sure what was worse, that mothers feel like their last resort to have a photo of them with their children was a blurry cellphone picture, or that […]

The Importance of Mom in Front of the Camera | Upstate New York Birth & Family Photographer | Personal Post

While most were counting down the days to Christmas, this mom and dad were counting down the minutes to meet their son in the Family Birthing Center of Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York. A few days after her due date, mom and dad were getting anxious to meet this little man. Finally, a […]

The Birth Story of Baby J | Family Birth Center of Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, NY | Hudson Valley Birth Photographer