Magnolia {Hospital VBAC}

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Kaylee contacted me very early on in her pregnancy. She is a very determined mama who was determined to have a VBAC. I was able to meet with Kaylee a few times through out her pregnancy and take her maternity photos. Kaylee was planning a home birth, but had to completely change her plans just a week or two before her due date. She didn’t let it shake her. She found an OB and began planning her hospital VBAC.

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Kaylee was in her birth mode when I arrived. I’m not even sure she noticed me. Kaylee hired local doula, Lisa to help support her through her labor.

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Kaylee’s pushing stage went so fast, no one was sure if the doctor would make it…

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Things got a little intense at the last minute…we were all thankful for the fast-acting hospital staff.

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The moment of triumph. Kaylee holding sweet Magnolia for the first time. Her expressions says it all.

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Happy birthday, Magnolia! And congratulations Kaylee and Shane.

 

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Arianna {Bellingham Birth Photography}

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I got to know Jessica and Mike a bit before their baby’s birth. Initially we me up for coffee and to discuss birth photography. Later on Jessica and I became friends on Facebook and I was happy to get to “know” her a bit more that way. It helped the anticipation build up even more for little Gummy Bear’s birth. By the way, isn’t Gummy Bear the cutest nickname ever?birth-photography-1

When I arrived for Arianna’s birth a smile crossed my face as soon as I entered the room. They had it decorated with clothing, a teddy bear and books. So much love for one little baby!birth-photography-2

I always feel so honored to be present a birth. Couples invite me into one of the most special, personal days of their life.  I do my best to be a “fly on the wall” and simple document what is happening.birth-photography-4 birth-photography-5

Everyone bundled up here is photographic proof of how cold Jessica wanted the room during her labor!birth-photography-6

Jessica worked and long and hard during her labor. She was amazingly strong and calm. Little Arianna though wasn’t positioned quite right and it eventually it became apparent that a c-section was necessary. Mike and doula Christi, of Natural Birth Offerings, were both able to go back into the OR with Jessica. I headed home for some sleep and went back the next day to capture Arianna’s beautiful face. birth-photography-7 birth-photography-8 birth-photography-9

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Congratulations, Mike and Jessica! You two are going to make amazing parents!

 

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Dita’s Birth

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Pamela’s labor started two weeks before her due date. In fact, I went to bed that night thinking the first thing I needed to do in the morning was send her an email reminding her when and how to get ahold of me, to keep me updated, etc. Instead, I was awakened in the night with the news that Pamela was already in labor!

I packed my bag and headed out in the early hours to the Mt. Vernon Birth Center. I was excited because this was my very first birth at this particular birth center. Pamela’s labor was moving at a steady pace and we all thought it would be a quick labor.

bellingham birth photographyThings slowed down as the day moved on…nobody knew it, but sweet Dita was posterior. Not being in the optimal position meant dilation was slower and pushing took  hours. skagit-whatcom-birth-photographer

Renee Bergeron birth photographer for Whatcom and Skagit County

Pamela was amazingly strong! She pushed (by my calculations) for over 5 hours! I could not believe the strength and determination this woman has.

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skagit-whatcom-birth-photographerFinally, Dita was here! She cried loudly to let us all know she was okay. And probably because of the headache she must have had. Birth photos by Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography

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Congratulations Pamela and Konrad!

If you want to get to know he a little better, Pamela blogs over at WikiPamela.

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2014 in Pictures {Little Earthling Photography}

2014 was a great year for Little Earthling Photography.

In 2014 I had the honor and privilege of capturing the births of: Micah, Zoe, Odessa, Crosby, Willow, Odin, Eliana, Wyatt Kingstyn and Dita.

I also did maternity photos for four of those sweet babies.

I did newborn sessions for Jude, James, Cian, Tanis, Chloe and Levi, Wyatt and Odin.

I photographed six Superheros: James, Mila, Melanie and Cody, Mordecai and Avi.

I did an lifestyle session with Emily and Kathleen and the Einfeld family, engagement photos for Ben and Adalia and Jon and Jessica, family photos for the Portreys and Felmleys, and a Frozen party.

 

 

 

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Willow’s Birth {Bellingham Birth Photographer}

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Thanksgiving day this year was spent capturing Willow’s entrance into the world. Chris and Maria started their family a little later than most, and it is easy to see that Willow will have all the love and encouragement she needs in this family. Her grandma and grandpa spoiled Chris, doula Carolynn and me with a delicious Thanksgiving meal and plenty of hot coffee!

 

Congratulations Chris and Maria. I was honored to be chosen as your birth photographer. Willow’s is an amazing, beautiful baby!

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Odin’s Birth {Birth Photography Bellingham}

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I had the honor of being at Tami’s last birth, a successful VBAC after to c-sections. Because she was considered high risk last time, she gave birth down in Seattle. It was an amazingly, long birth of over 30 hours! Tami and her husband were amazing, however, and Abigail came into the world and was welcomed into the arms of her parents.

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This time, everything was different. Tami was able to stay up here in Bellingham for the birth. She gave birth in a record 7.5 hours with no epidural. She was so amazing and strong and kept her sense of humor to the very end.

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Since Tami is a good friend of mine,  I couldn’t resist adding a little something to the dry erase board hanging on the wall…

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Carolynn is a  good friend and amazing local doula. I have seen her in action a few times, and would hire her in a second if I were to have another baby.

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She is knowledgeable, confident and a very calming presence.

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Ian was wonderful as labor got harder.

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And then, just like that, Odin was born. He let out a few cries…

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And then was placed in his Mama’s arms.

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He was so bright-eyed and alert.

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And then Jess swooped in with coffee and breakfast sandwiches, just when we needed it!Birth Photography Bellingham, VBAC Birth Photography Bellingham, VBAC

My sixteen year old daughter, Tilly, was able to attend this birth. It makes me so happy she was able to witness such a miracle!

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Odin latched right on and nursed like he had been doing it his whole life.

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Two of Odin’s older siblings got to come meet him…his sister Abigail had a cough so had to stay home.

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And grandpa came. I just loved the contrast between his large, wrinkled hands and Odin’s soft, new baby skin.

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Congratulations Tami, Ian, Everett, Isobel and Abigail!

 

 

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The Birth of Odessa {Bellingham Photographer}

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Sweet little Odessa was in a hurry to arrive. Not only was she born a bit early, but she arrived just ten minutes after her daddy called me! I’m fast, but not quite that fast. While I missed Odessa’s actual arrival, I was there to capture her first moments.bellingham photographer bellingham photographerbellingham photographerbellingham photographerbellingham photographer bellingham photographerbellingham photographer bellingham photographer bellingham photographerbellingham photographer bellingham photographerbellingham photographerCongratulations on your beautiful little girl!

 

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Eliana {Bellingham Birth Photographer}

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I have had the honor of being a Bellingham birth photographer for almost four years now. Each birth is so unique, so beautiful. I have especially enjoyed watching mamas who use hypnobirthing. Whether in the hospital or at home, these mamas have amazed me. Eliana’s labor looked like it was going to be long and slow, but at is turns out, her mama was just extremely relaxed and focused on her birth. In the end, she was born more quickly than anyone expected.

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I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of big brother plugging his ears because his new sister was crying too much!

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Congratulations Sarah, Shawn, Cody and Connor. Your baby is beautiful!

 

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Kingstyn {Bellingham Homebirth Photographer}

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Little Kingtsyn was in a hurry to arrive and barely gave the midwives and his mama any warning!birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photographybirth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography His big sisters were supposed to be out of the house, safe with their grandma and grandpa, but instead got to witness the birth of their little brother while daddy tried to distract them with an ipad. birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography As usual, the girls took it all in stride. Mama had a baby, that was the plan all along, right?birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography The first time daddy held his son. birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography Oh these lips! I was in love by the time I left his birth.birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photographybirth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography Getting ready for the first family photo. birth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photographybirth photographer, bellingham birth photographer, homebirth photos, home birth photos, birth photos, whatcom birth photography A perfectly beautiful family! Congratulations Josh and Kayla. Little Kingstyn is absolutely lovely.

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Wyatt {Bellingham Birth Photographer}

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Every single time I photograph I birth I am in awe of women and very the miracle of life.

Yesterday was no exception as I photographed the birth of a very good friend. Carolynn is a local birth doula and I’ve had the privilege of watching her in action as I have photographed births. This time, I was there as she gave birth to her eighth baby, Wyatt. Wyatt weighed in at an unbelievable 11 pounds 6 ounces! 

Congratulations, Carolynn and Sean. You baby boy is beautiful!

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