May 1, 2020

We were anticipating an early and possibly quick delivery with our rainbow baby. But never could have imagined how early and how quickly. This is Austin's story.

Austin's due date was May 10th, 2020, Mother's Day. Due to my history of preterm labor and delivery and this being my fourth pregnancy, my OB had taken all precautions to prevent an early baby. From multiple doctor visits...

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...

July 13, 2019

When we found out we were pregnant with this little one in July we went to our 1st appt assuming we had no choice but to deliver baby by c section. I was discussing a Fresh 48 photo session with Nicole, because I knew a birth photo session for a c-section wouldnt be allowed and while talking she asked me "Are you sure it will be a belly birth?" I told her yeah I didnt really have...

May 10, 2019

Having January come to my city, and empower and love on my village was so powerful. I feel like I can't even put into words what this event meant for me, so I am going to share what some of the women who attended shared with me, along with some amazing photos that my friend Anne Uebersetzig took. 

My first Birth Without Fear conference was in Madison, Wisconsin. I honestly ha...

March 5, 2019

On Saturday, January 26th we welcomed rainbow baby Liam Hayes to our family at 11:41pm. 

Early Saturday morning Benton and I woke up with a yucky stomach bug. I spent the day between bed, the bathroom, and the couch while Alex held down the fort. I began to feel a bit better and we all settled in to watch Beauty and the Beast around 5pm. 

Throughout my pregnancy I had an “irrit...

November 30, 2018

Our journey to Madeline Rose has been quite the adventure since day one. After getting married in April of 2016 we decided that we wanted to expand our family of 3 to a family of 4 . 

We very quickly found out that just because you already have one child together , and you want another - it doesn’t meant you WILL get another one. 

After a ton of fertility testing , lots of prayer ,...

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