Loving what you do. | by +Luiza

Loving what you do. | by +Luiza

Without fail, whenever Iím out shooting, the same thought pops into my head: my job is so freaking awesome. At some point or another, I stop and think about how beautiful everything is and how much fun Iím having and just how fortunate I am to be right here, right...

Wednesday by Leah: One Year

Wednesday by Leah: One Year

This weekend, BabyRoX is turning one. Wow. Did it go by fast? Yes and no. Those hazy newborn days seem SO far away, especially when I see my brand-new niece and how tiny and helpless she seems. And it’s crazy to think about a time when Jonah – since he’s...

retro | intro -spective | by +Elaine

retro | intro -spective | by +Elaine

I’ve have lots of names. lainie, e, shorty, laine brain, nain. and now I’m +elaine. and I like it. getting an updated portfolio together had me sifting through all my intern shoots. and reviewing what I had in my portfolio before. hard to believe there was even a time in...

Wednesday by Leah: It’s Like Pooping

Wednesday by Leah: It’s Like Pooping

So I know I already wrote about my homebirth experience, and talked a little about what labor and birth were like… but now that I’m out of that initial post-birth haze, I thought I’d share a bit more about what giving birth actually FELT like. And really, it felt like...

Wednesday by Leah: Delayed Cord Clamping

Wednesday by Leah: Delayed Cord Clamping

It’s standard practice at most hospitals to clamp and cut the umbilical cord very soon after the baby is born. This practice was likely started because you can’t move the baby very far from the mother when the cord is still attached – especially if the placenta has not yet...

Wednesday by Leah: My New Heart

Wednesday by Leah: My New Heart

– Posted by Leah I love a lot of people. I love deeply, fiercely, easily. But I also love safely. I’ve never truly had a broken heart before. I love people I know will love me back. I surround myself with happy thoughts, happy dreams, happy places, happy faces, and...

Wednesday by Leah | Giving Birth Thoughts

Wednesday by Leah | Giving Birth Thoughts

– Posted by Leah First, go read +Jo’s blog post about the birth she photographed last week. And grab some tissues. Then come back here! Back? †Ok. How awesome was that?††I am a birth story junkie… and Jo is a great writer and photographer. Woohoo! Now I’m going to talk...

Joelle’s Birth by +Jo

Joelle’s Birth by +Jo

– Posted by +Jo A few months back I was contacted by LeeAnn about doing a maternity shoot in Arkansas. Eventually, through many texts and emails, it was decided there would be maternity, birth and new born sessions. Man was this crazy to plan. And timing had to be just...

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

– Text by Leah – Photos by Mark So I decided to encapsulate my placenta. Or, rather, I decided to hire someone to come over to my house and encapsulate it for me (thanks, Melanie!). Honestly, if I think about it too much it still grosses me out. *But* I’m...

Wednesday by Leah: Pregnancy Reading List

Wednesday by Leah: Pregnancy Reading List

I am a total information junkie. †Plus I think it’s important to be informed about huge life-altering events and to know one’s options… and I think it’s equally important to limit my intake of negative, fear-based information and up my intake of positive, empowering information. †So here’s a list of...

Wednesday by Leah: Third Trimester Adventures

Wednesday by Leah: Third Trimester Adventures

– Posted by Leah Whooo boy! †37 weeks pregnant and I’ve got my maternity belt strapped on in an attempt to relieve some of the pressure on my bladder. When you get to the point where you are deciding between dehydration, catheterization, diaper-wearing, or just never sitting down because as...

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