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How Pregnancy and Body Image Can Work Together in Surprising Ways

How Pregnancy and Body Image Can Work Together in Surprising Ways

  How Could Pregnancy and Body Image Have a Positive Connection? I struggled with body image for my entire life, and no one was more surprised than I when pregnancy finally turned a key for me! I still remember the day it finally clicked that something had...

7 Tips for Amazing Weekly Baby Bump Photos

7 Tips for Amazing Weekly Baby Bump Photos

Weekly baby bump photos are an awesome way to document the many changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Sometimes it's hard to see how far you have come, since you see yourself in the mirror every day. But a photo from a few weeks ago can open your eyes to...

When is the Best Time to Take Newborn Photos?

When is the Best Time to Take Newborn Photos?

When should you have newborn photos taken? Many people have many opinions about the best time to take newborn photos! The conventional wisdom is that newborn portraits are best taken within the first two weeks of life - ideally, between 5 and 10 days.    Why...

Bellatrix in the Family Photo

Bellatrix in the Family Photo

The final entry in my 2020 Storytelling Portrait Series – a personal portrait of my daughter and my journey into genealogy and telling my own family’s story.

Heike’s Olympic Sword of Damocles

Heike’s Olympic Sword of Damocles

Heike has dreamed of skating in the Olympics since she was three years old, but a recent diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans in her ankle is putting everything in jeopardy.

Adah the Butterfly: Heart Transplants and New Life

Adah the Butterfly: Heart Transplants and New Life

The official symbol for heart transplants is the butterfly, a beautiful representation of “new life”. When I met Adah, who received her new heart at the age of 4, I knew she was the perfect person for this portrait.

‘Voilà, my scar!’ Hanna as Madeline

‘Voilà, my scar!’ Hanna as Madeline

Hanna was adorable as Madeline, the character from the children’s book who proudly shows off her appendectomy scar. Hannah’s liver transplant was no appendectomy, but she is a fighter, and never lets it hold her back.