Monthly Archives: July 2012

Erin & Ken’s Journey to birth

I had the honor of photographing my dear friends, Erin & Ken as they labored through the journey of meeting their precious baby girl. I’m calling it a journey because since it was a homebirth, it really was a journey as they moved through their house, finding different ways to cope and find comfort through…


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  • Jessica ParkisonJuly 29, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    The most amazing birth “video” i’ve ever seen! You did a wonderful job capturing her birthday! Congratulations to Erin and Ken! Does she have a name?

  • jodieJuly 29, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    Great job Betsy! Births take so much out of you but they are still one of my favorite things to photograph! So beautiful! Congrats to the new parents too!

  • Erin loechnerJuly 29, 2012 - 11:57 pm

    Oh we would never get sick of you – come over for free snuggles any time! πŸ™‚

    And you documented our days in the most beautiful way. I can never thank you enough for such an amazing gift.

  • Monica SweeneyJuly 29, 2012 - 11:59 pm

    Beautiful work!!!

  • nicoleJuly 30, 2012 - 12:02 am

    This was beautiful! I have had three homebirths and I think you captured it very well, it brought back a lot of memories for me.

  • TinaJuly 30, 2012 - 7:04 am

    So so amazing, great work Bets!!

  • CassieJuly 30, 2012 - 8:10 am

    You did such a beautiful, beautiful job. I’ve watched that video like five times now, and it makes me cry every time!

  • GailJuly 30, 2012 - 8:27 am

    Just gorgeous — and congrats to Erin and Ken!!! Can’t wait to meet that sweet little one of theirs!

  • JenniferJuly 30, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Beautiful photos!! I cry everytime I watch the video! It is so moving!! Congrats Erin and Ken!

  • Jamie ScottJuly 30, 2012 - 9:07 am

    Simply put – beautiful.

  • MeganJuly 30, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Bets!! I just cried and cried watching that birth video. Erin and Ken are so lucky to be able to cherish that journey forever. And Erin…you are such a trooper!! It looked like you had an amazing support system. Great job Ken!! Big congrats all around. xoxo

  • sarahJuly 30, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Betsy. This so beautiful. What a wonderful thing for this couple to have and wonderful job you did. I am balling like a baby remembering my own experience. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • jesszwoJuly 30, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Bets! Birth is such an incredible life experience, and you documented it all so well. Congrats to Erin and Ken!

  • AngelaJuly 30, 2012 - 11:04 am

    WOW, WOW…the slideshow was just PERFECT!! I have never seen a home birth & it was the most beautiful thing I have ever saw. GREAT JOB!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Stephanie PrecourtJuly 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    Absolute perfection. So happy for you, Erin and family!


  • ChristinaJuly 30, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Wow! That was beautiful….

  • KelliJuly 30, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! How did Erin manage to look so gorgeous through the whole birth? It’s been a while, but I can remember that I did not look that good while I was in pain.

  • ErinJuly 30, 2012 - 4:53 pm

    Oh Betsy, I’m sitting here crying like a baby. Erin and Ken will be so very thankful to have these images. They are beautiful! Just watching the moments, the waves; the pain, the relaxation… brings me right back to my own labor just a year ago. From the photos I can tell that Erin did a beautiful job and that Ken was a perfect partner for her. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to the new parents!

  • Dee DeeJuly 30, 2012 - 6:54 pm

    Such a LOVELY slide show~ good work Betsy. I’m a friend of Christy’s and appreciate your sharing this!

  • KailaJuly 30, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    So beautiful! It took me back to my own birth- a very long, intense labor, but I also had a wonderful coach (my husband) right there with me. You did an amazing job of capturing the husbands role and the way he beautifully supported his wife. You could sense a lot of love in these images! Beautiful, beautiful job!

  • SarahJuly 30, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Truly magnificent!! So well done and beautiful!!

  • Anne WoehnkerJuly 31, 2012 - 11:53 am

    I don’t think I have ever seen such an emotionally stimulating video in my life. I went back and forth from smiling to tears, from tears to smiling again. Thank you, Erin and Ken, for sharing this beautiful and miraculous event with us!! The love that you two share in this video is simply amazing. Betsy, you have such a gift in capturing special moments and I thank you for sharing your talents with us;)

  • Caitlin SullivanAugust 1, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    What beautiful photos for Erin and Ken to remember this special day! Beautiful work, B!

  • kiaAugust 2, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    Wow! You did a phenomenal job capturing this birth. Every shot is beautiful.

  • RavynAugust 2, 2012 - 11:05 pm

    BETSY!!!! This was AMAZING. I love Erin & I was hoping you’d be there to document this day for them … What an awesome story you’ve told with your photos. Oh, and now I want a baby!! πŸ™‚

  • BessieAugust 12, 2012 - 6:24 am

    What a beautiful video! Truly touching, amazing job Betsy for capturing it so well πŸ™‚

  • sookiAugust 16, 2012 - 9:59 am

    You captured a beautiful miraculous moment. Wow so powerful these images are and the slide show… I am in tears! Congrats to the happy new parents Erin and Ken!

Happy Second Birthday Jocelyn!

Here’s our precious little birthday girl on her second birthday. The big celebration is this Saturday, but we had the neighbor girls over and opened their presents and ours. Here she is looking at her presents. She got clothes from the neighbor girls and our gifts were potty themed. An adorable doll with a hilarious…


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  • Sherry SmithJuly 27, 2012 - 8:58 am

    my heart is in my throat.. so adorable..that hair will be curly curly forever…he he her so much! she is very beautiful..

  • MeganJuly 27, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Bets!!! Your family is just PRESH!!! I love watching them grow. My favorite photo is of the boys investigating the potty doll! SO adorable!! Enjoy your party tomorrow! xoxo

  • KristenJuly 27, 2012 - 11:51 am

    I can’t believe that she’s 2. I mean I remember starting to read your blog and she had just been born. She’s really a doll. She’s so tan!! Have fun at the party. πŸ™‚

  • Tira JJuly 28, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Sweet Jocelyn! You are such a beautiful girl and it has been a true joy to watch you grow up on your Mommy’s blog. My favorite image is the second to last one of her on the swing! Print and frame!!!! xoxo

  • Caitlin SullivanAugust 1, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    I simply cannot get over how beautiful Joss is! She’s just the perfect lil’ girl!

  • jesszwoAugust 1, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    So crazy that she’s 2 already! time flies, so quickly! What a beauty she is. πŸ™‚

danielle’s sneak peek

Had a blast this past weekend photographing gorgeous Danielle and even ended up jumping in a pond in all my clothes by the end!


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  • MicheleJuly 24, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Love the last photo, stunning!

  • jesszwoAugust 1, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    GORGEOUS session, and that last one- what the crap!!! WOW!

she’s almost two

Every year, the weeks leading up to a birthday are a whirlwind of busy preparations balanced amongst the everyday crazy of our lives. I just wanted to take a minute to soak up Jocelyn in her last days of being β€œone” as we near her second birthday. We hear over and over from friends what…


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  • CassieJuly 23, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    She is such a little beauty!

  • Megan DanserJuly 23, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    I can’t believe you are going to have a two year old on your hands!!! She’s just the sweetest little thing. Can’t wait to see the party decorations! And I can’t WAIT for the birth photos. On pins and needles! Enjoy this week! xoxo

  • Tracy GJuly 23, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    How did these 2 years go so quickly?!? She looks like such a happy girl!

  • KelliJuly 24, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    I can’t believe she’s almost 2! She’s so adorable!

a little sneak peek for amanda

Amanda came all the way from Wisconsin for some profile photographs for her photography businessand to grab some photos of her family. We have been talking since last year about doing her photos, but in the months since we first spoke, her daughter became ill. She was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis, an auto-immune disease. Her… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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