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Chico, CA Birth Photography::Baby C

May 23rd, 2016

Claire Madelyn

I can’t think of many things as inspiring as watching a baby be born. Add to that, a mom who is so full of strength, leaning on her husband each contraction–I’m literally in tears. These two worked incredibly well together. She rested so well in between her contractions and breathed like a steady machine while she rode each wave. Brian was a constant, calming coach. I truly was in tears as they interacted and welcomed their baby girl. It was breathtaking.



Congratulations, Brian and Christine! Claire is beautiful and I’m so happy for your family. Thank you again for having me photograph this beautiful time in your lives!

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Summer 2016:: Blueberry Picking

We spent some family time this morning at Hansen’s Blueberry farm in Corning. It was a perfect day! There was a cool breeze and only a few other pickers there. The kids did really well and Brody was all about finding the fattest blueberries to add to our bucket. Make it a game and the enthusiasm really comes out in that boy!

2016-05-25_00012016-05-25_00022016-05-25_00032016-05-25_0004I now realize that Brinley and I are matching. Ha! 2016-05-25_0005Hands in the buckets…2016-05-25_0006Brinley was much more interested in eating all of the blueberries. She eventually sat down and just had a little picnic by herself. 2016-05-25_00072016-05-25_0008We walked away with a full bucket for $15 and are planning on freezing lots to last us into summer. Brody really is at a such a fun age for these types of activities. He was loudly telling us things like “MOM, COME LOOK AT THIS BIG, FATTY ONE!” and “Oh, nice one Mom. That’s a good find!” Brinley is still a bit of a handful but she had fun…I think.:)Some older women commented on how nice it was to listen to our kids while they picked their blueberries. Their kind words will carry me through the tantrums of today.:)

Hansen’s Blueberry Farm still has LOTS of blueberries so make your way out there. He told me this morning that he had about 5,000 gallons left. They open at 7am and it’s a 35 minute drive from us and a great family adventure.:)(530) 824-2331

Chico, CA Maternity Photography:: Megan and Paul

These two are so great together! It was fun getting to see them interact and love each other throughout my time photographing them and their sweet bump. So excited to meet you, baby boy! Congrats Megan and Paul on this adventure to come!


So looking forward to witnessing this miracle baby enter this world. Thank you for inviting me to document your lives! And thank you for being our weed and snake stomper, Paul!:)

Chico, CA Fresh 48 Photography:: Baby S

This precious girl was so happy in her floral blanket. She snuggled up and was just the sweetest thing. I love her Fresh 48 Portraits & am happy to share some of them here! 2016-05-10_00482016-05-10_00492016-05-10_00502016-05-10_00512016-05-10_00522016-05-10_00532016-05-10_00542016-05-10_00552016-05-10_00562016-05-10_00572016-05-10_0058

Congratulations to this beautiful family!

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Chico, CA Surrogacy Birth:: Baby S

April 22nd, 2016

I have never witnessed something in the hospital as inspiring as this surrogate birth. The beautiful & selfless surrogate, the bond between parents who met their baby for the first time, the support of all families–it was truly incredible. Congratulations to everyone involved and welcome to the world, baby S.

2016-05-10_00202016-05-10_00192016-05-10_00212016-05-10_00222016-05-10_00232016-05-10_00242016-05-10_00252016-05-10_00272016-05-10_00282016-05-10_00262016-05-10_00292016-05-10_0030Special thank you to Marie for all that you did to include me in this moment, the incredible Enloe staff for your hard work and lastly Dr. Mellum and Dr. Barron for your warm invitation into the Operating Room. Thank you!