Welcome to the World Baby S | INOVA Loudoun | Birth Photography




my first country,

the first place i ever lived.


Each birth I attend and witness humbles me so greatly. This birth was no different. Even more so because we didn't know baby's gender! The connection between mama and baby is so incredible. The womb is their first home, where they grow their organs and hear your voice and heart beat! It's like magic. I truly believe a birth gender reveal is one of the last ways we can surprise ourselves in life. What better motivation to get through the surges, too!

Mama was so cool and collected, joking even when she first arrived at the hospital. Poking at her husband and being goofy with the medical staff and doula. As things intensified, I was honestly mesmerized by her primal unravel while she listened and moved to accommodate her soon to arrive tiny human. From tub, to birth ball, shower to the bed, mom and dad communicated by sharing quiet glances and small touches between surges. The support and love was seriously amazing!

After an abrupt relocation baby was placed on mama's chest, dad cut the cord, and whispered "it's a little sister" to his wife. These three were so sweet and were already talking about how much their oldest daughter (not quite 2) was going to react to having a SISTER!

If you are interested in having your birth story documented, send me an email through the contact form! I'm now booking into 2016, so lock in 2015 rates!!

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Mama Hawk | Maternity | Parenthood

The more I photograph parents about to begin their parenthood journey, the more I fall in love with my job. Erin and J are seriously beautiful, inside and out. This was a styled shoot put together by Kate Juliet Photography at 48Fields earlier this month, and these two seriously rocked the lens. They are both avid runners, mama had even run 3 miles the morning of the session. So awesome! From runners grace to many giggles, Erin and J are so in love with each other and are excited to welcome their little earth-side next month.

This session was so much fun and the light was amazing!! There is nothing like working with the setting sun to achieve some amazing colors, silhouettes, and wonderful grain. I hope you enjoy and I, of course, included a couple behind the scenes images.

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Feeling Grateful | Meet Nicole Series

This past year has been both good and bad. I have gained family and lost family. I have learned more than anything, to say "yes" to those who matter most. Yes, I will meet you. Yes, I will send a message, give you a hug, or hold your hand. Our time on earth is limited, no need to waste it on things or people that don't fill our hearts with love.

This year my marriage has grown stronger, friendships blossomed, and my dear daughter has evolved into an independent and imaginative toddler. To say I’m grateful is an understatement. I AM IN AWE!

In addition to my personal gratitude, I am so thankful for my creativity. Without this I would not be sane, or have the friends that I have. I'm truly honored to have met some amazing women this year that have helped me cultivate my craft and push me to be a better entrepreneur, artist, friend and mom. Last, I appreciate all the love and support I have gotten from everyone as I continue to grow and learn in all things.

Me and my tribe
Me and my family

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The Keser Family

As my breakout family session of the year, this family was amazing. I smile every time I look at the pictures. This little girl started kindergarten this year and is so inquisitive and incredibly smart. She was able to name some of the bugs we came across as we explored! With the start of school, mom wanted to ensure we captured her daughter's whimsy and unending energy. From grassy fields, to exploring abandon barns and a rope swing we had a blast at 48 Fields. I hope to continue photographing this beautiful family <3  

The Keser Family

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