5 Reasons You Should Hire a Birth Photographer

Peaceful home birth in Oklahoma

Birth photography has become more and more popular in recent years (at least it seems that way to me, and I don’t think it’s just because I hang out with so many “birth” people) but I still run into people all the time who find the concept foreign. When I tell people I’m a birth photographer, I pretty frequently get …

Featured Birth Journey: Baby Ramzi, Home Birth in Broken Arrow

Peaceful home birth in Tulsa, Oklahoma

I was nervous about baby Ramzi’s arrival for like… eight months. His parents are basically the world’s best clients, but they live two hours away in Tulsa (I’m in Norman), which is basically my travel limit. Not only that, but during our consultation I found out that at least one of this baby’s siblings came after a half-hour labor. Half …

Meet the Midwives: Community Midwifery Services

Aaaaand we’re back! I know it took me a little longer than usual to get this one up. Birth workers are busy! Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce the team down at Community Midwifery Services in Norman. I’m doing this blog in a little different format than usual, because an interview with five people just doesn’t translate well into a …

Meet the Photographer: Brittany Fisher

I have been a birth photographer for four years now. I did my first birth after my first son was born. I had a friend bring a nice camera to my birth, because I really wanted a video and there were no videographers in Oklahoma at the time. So I had her bring a camera, and I showed her one …

What to Wear for Your Birth

Mother in home birth tub

Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with one of my clients and the rest of her birth team as we celebrated her little one’s birthday. Of course when you get a bunch of birth workers together, they’re going to talk about… you guessed it! Birth. During the conversation, one of the midwives told me that one of the …

Featured Birth: Baby Þorsteinn, Tulsa Birth Center

Peaceful Birth at Tulsa Birth Center 2

Okay I should have had this up like two weeks ago, but listen, y’all. I’m BUSY! But this isn’t about me. This is about Avalon and Eddie, and their little chubs. Avalon and Eddie were referred to me by another photographer, and I’m so glad she was booked and I snagged them. We met in Tulsa, and it turns out …

Meet the Midwife: Elizabeth Norwood Answers Your Questions About Out-Of-Hospital Birth

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    Featured Birth Journey: Baby Ramzi, Home Birth in Broken Arrow
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    Featured Birth: Baby Þorsteinn, Tulsa Birth Center
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    Featured Birth: Baby Isaac, OU Children's Hospital, OKC
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    Featured Birth Journey: Baby Zayli, Home Birth in Duncan

The moment you see those two solid lines (or plus symbol, or digital letters or whatever signal heralds the existence of a tiny new human in the fam) a long string of momentous decisions starting now and stretching out far into the future presents itself. (Don’t panic! Take them one at a time.) Of all these decisions, building your birth …

Featured Birth: Baby Isaac, OU Children’s Hospital, OKC

  • Peaceful home birth in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Featured Birth Journey: Baby Ramzi, Home Birth in Broken Arrow
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    Featured Birth: Baby Þorsteinn, Tulsa Birth Center
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    Featured Birth: Baby Isaac, OU Children's Hospital, OKC
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    Featured Birth Journey: Baby Zayli, Home Birth in Duncan

I met Jennifer and Jon when I was filming a commercial last year. They were kind enough to volunteer their four children to play the part of school children, and Jennifer played the teacher. Her children were the sweetest and best behaved little actors ever and Jennifer wasn’t bad herself. Her kids were all pretty close in age so they …

Featured Birth Journey: Baby Zayli, Home Birth in Duncan

Duncan-Oklahoma-Homebirth-13

Baby Zayli’s mama felt guilty about waking up her birth photographer too early, so I got a text at the comfortable hour of 9:30… nearly five hours after her water broke. She wasn’t in active labor yet, so I knew I had some time, but her Duncan, Oklahoma home birth was nearly two hours away from where I live in …