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Complete Hospital Bag Checklist For The Whole Family

Complete Hospital Bag Checklist For The Whole Family

You’ve reached the third trimester and can see the pregnancy finish line! This is often when providers suggest thinking about getting a bag packed and ready to go if you plan to birth in the hospital.  Packing your hospital bag can seem like a daunting task,...
My Home Birth Story

My Home Birth Story

Home birth wasn’t my original plan. But I’m glad I did it. When I found out I was pregnant in November 2019, I planned to do a hospital birth in July 2020. Then in March 2020, the world changed with COVID-19. Things were up in the air about whether their...
Birth Story | Home Birth | Benji Joel

Birth Story | Home Birth | Benji Joel

Supported. Loving. Beautiful. Those are the words I would use to describe the Grand Rapids home birth that I had the honor of attending as birth photographer. This momma was determined to have a home birth. Her first two children were born in a birth center. Because...
For Dads: Why we hired a Birth Photographer

For Dads: Why we hired a Birth Photographer

So you’re about to become a dad (possibly again). Congrats, dude! And points to you for being a supportive partner. And now she’s looking into birth photography, which is a hugely empowering thing for women. I know it was for me. I like to say, “I photograph women...
Birth Story | Forbes Hospital | Riley Jean

Birth Story | Forbes Hospital | Riley Jean

I was so excited about this birth! I’ve been wanting to document a birth for a while now and I finally booked my first session! I loved it. It was an honor to document a child’s entrance into the world, and I cannot wait to do it again. (Are you pregnant?...