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Volunteering in children’s ministry at my church, I would get to see and interact with these sweet girls a couple of Sundays every month. Once I heard that Tiffany and Jeremy were expecting their fourth baby girl it took every ounce of energy not to blurt out that I wanted to photograph their birth/family. I did good for a while, but then one Sunday as I was about to leave church I saw Tiffany in the courtyard and decided to chat with her about it…and I’m so glad I did!

See…sometimes being a creeper isn’t all that bad! Ha! Okay, being a creeper is mostly bad…but I love this family and am so glad it worked out for me to be there just a few days after Katelyn arrived!

Here’s a look at our time together… OH and that last one of dad with all of his girls?? Probably one of my favorite pictures I have ever taken. It makes my heart smile!

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A couple months ago I shared what it was like to be a doula (and photographer) for one of my childhood best friend’s birth (you can look back to that birth story here). A couple of weeks after Claira arrived we got together for some more pictures…because Auntie Lo couldn’t resist. Hard to believe these were taken a good 7 months ago! It’s fun to look back and see how tiny and snuggly she was!

Here’s a few from Claira’s newborn session…

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It’s not often that us birth photographers get to be present for a day time birth…and as you can probably imagine from all that beautiful light streaming in through the windows, I was a happy camper! Sharleen and Dominic made such an awesome team bringing little Riley into this world.

Here’s a look at Riley’s birth story…

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  • Ryan - Incredible, powerful and beauriful imagery as always Lo. Keep up the great work. -RyReplyCancel

I can imagine for most people getting a phone call in the middle of the night would cause sheer panic. For me it usually means one thing, it’s baby time! It’s actually a little bizarre when I stop and think about it – to wake up at odd hours and rush out of my apartment (my poor roommate;)).

It may leave me feeling like a zombie the next day, but it’s the best wake up call to receive.

Here’s a bit of baby Elle’s birth story…

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I can so vividly remember hanging out in our bedrooms, playing with dolls, and talking for hours about what our lives would be like when we were “all grown up.” As we grew older we traded out dolls for make-up, and continued to dream of what life would be like 5, 10, 15 years down the road. What it would be like to get engaged, to get married, to have kids of our own.

I couldn’t have been more thankful for the phone call I got Thanksgiving Day a little over a year ago…Desiree was pregnant! Thrilled for her and her hubby, I started thinking about how fun it would be to see one of my childhood best friends go through this journey. To be honest, I desperately wanted to be there when she delivered her baby. In my mind I couldn’t imagine not being there! Of course I wanted to get beautiful images for them, but even more so I wanted to be her doula and help her, and Rich, bring baby Claira into this world.

Being first time parents, they weren’t quite sure what to expect or how they wanted things to be when the big day came. Luckily (after patiently waiting), they let me know they wanted me to be there as their doula and photographer. I mean, they really had no chance in saying no anyways  ;)

Desiree was so amazing throughout her entire labor and delivery. I was beaming with pride. As if I didn’t already love her with all my heart, my love and respect for her grew tenfold.

Here are some images from Claira’s birth!

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