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Umi eating a stick at Hovander park.

Umi’s One Year Milestone Session

Repeat clients are my favorite kind, hands down. I love being able to grow a relationship with the families I photograph. In this case, I have been there to document Umi’s birth, to take her newborn photos, and now to photographer her one-year milestone session. I love watching the families I work with grow and …

The birth of baby Kiwi, Abel Brian.

The Birth of Baby Kiwi: Abel is Here!

Who is Baby Kiwi? Kiwi is the nickname my daughter, Tilly, and son-in-law, Jared, gave to their unborn baby. My daughter is a dual citizen of Canda and the US who married a Kiwi and lives in New Zealand; hence the nickname. Photographing the birth of Kiwi was so very special to me. Supporing my …

Should I Hire a Doula? Is it Worth the Expense?

Why Hire a Doula?

Why Hire a Doula? Is it Really Worth the Expense? Guest post by doula, Molly Seimears of Doulas of Bellingham.   Birth is a big deal.   Whether we experience it once or even a dozen times, each of them is a day we remember for the rest of our lives. Regardless of circumstance,  whether …

Whangarei Maternity Photos

I have arrived safe and sound in Whangarei, New Zealand. I few here a few days ago, from Bellingham, WA, to be here for my daughter’s birth. Tilly’s baby will be my second grandchild. She is due June 8th, and we are eagerly awaiting his/her arrival. Click here to see the engagement photos I took …

Husband comforting wife during labor at Bellingham Birth Center. Photography by Renee Bergeron.

The Birth of Greyson: Bellingham Birth Center

I arrived at the Bellingham Birth Center for Devon’s birth on a sunny afternoon to find her laboring and in good spirits while her husband worked on a cross-stitch project for their baby. While I have seen plenty of grandmas knit during their daughter’s labor and I’ve even been known to work on my knitting …

Beautiful Bellingham maternity photos at North Lake Whatcom trail.

North Lake Whatcom Maternity Shoot: Devon

I met Devon at a La Leche League meeting in 1999. I was the mother of three, and Devon was not quite two years old…a rambuncious toddler climbing all over her mom. Knowing this bit of information makes it hard for me to believe that Devon is now married and expecting her first baby. I …

Bellingham doula, Carolynn Slocum, supports Jessica during her labor.

Tirzah’s Birth: Bellingham Birth Center

Tirzah’s birth is the third birth I have photographed for Jessica and Jon. Their first son, Matthew, was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 during a routine ultrasound. They knew that Matthew might have a very short life. Jessica carried him to term but Matthew was stillborn. He was born surrounded by love and tears. Less than …

Erin was full of smiles for her six month milestone session.

Erin’s Six Month Milestone Session

I had so much fun at Erin’s six month milestone session. I have had the fun of taking Erin’s photos since before she was born. Her mama had a beautiful maternity session at Glen Echo Garden this summer. You can see Leslie’s full maternity session at Glen Echo Gardens here. Then, I had the honor …