April 15, 2020

I am letting the Dads take over this blog and tell you in their own words, what having a birth photographer is like. Enjoy!

My experience with Nicole as a birth photographer is an amazing one. My initial thoughts of having a birth photographer was more of an excitement for my wife, and not for myself. I figured there would just be some great photos. Not to mention, quite a bit of...

January 20, 2020

I love birth. I picked up a book on natural child birth when I was pregnant with my first baby, at the age of 22, and ever since then I have been fascinated with every aspect of it. After I gave birth to my first baby (Charlotte), an unmedicated hospital birth with an OB, I couldn’t wait to do it again. In fact I became a certified birth doula during that time, because I loved it...

August 21, 2018

When I found out in November 2017 that I was pregnant with our second baby, my brain couldn’t fathom how, exactly, I could love another child as much as our first born, Myles. Lots of people told me your heart just grows and I believed them. But I had no idea how. I just couldn’t picture it. But that’s truly what happens. It’s like Dr. Seuss’s Grinch when his heart grows in size...

August 11, 2018

Valor Shae Berlanga-Hodges Born 3/15/18

*Trigger warning- retained placenta*

I was 40 weeks and 10 days pregnant on March 14, 2018. I am not sure if you are aware, but that is most certainly NOT 9 months. That is one of the many lies you hear about pregnancy. Anyway, since we had reached the 40 week mark I was insisting this baby come Earth side soon, so I got the go ahead from my...

November 15, 2017

Oh Felix, I did not know what to expect going into labor with you. Your sister’s births were so different from one another.  I daydreamed constantly of your birth and how it would unfold.  Some dreams were easy and light and other dreams, I would let the fear creep in.  I knew our process would fall somewhere on the spectrum between birth one and two, I just wasn’t quite sure how...

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