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I recently had the opportunity to document the unique birth story of the Crider family. Mama was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer during her pregnancy, and birthed a beautiful, healthy baby boy. Full birth story coming soon!

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  • Christine DammannJune 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    This is exactly what I needed to see today as I’m on call for my first birth photo shoot. đŸ˜»ReplyCancel

  • Amanda BrunsJune 22, 2017 - 12:40 pm

    so amazing and a testament to a Mama’s heart! Just beautiful. ReplyCancel

  • MegJune 22, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    Beautiful images! Cannot wait to hear the rest of this story. Prayers to this family! ReplyCancel

  • Kristen HolmJune 22, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    What a brave and courageous mama! Such an honour to document  her story!ReplyCancel

“Lighten Her Darkness” -Sarah Workman Chaccone This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Second Annual Perinatal Mental Health Conference in Orlando with my sweet friend Amanda O’Donoughue, who runs the project Partum Me. I have never attended a conference like this before, and while I had no idea what was going to come…

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  • Nicole BurmeisterApril 10, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    I love this sooo much! With a history of PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression I knew I was a prime candidate for at least Post Partum Depression. I definitely started early in talking with all of my care providers and definitely took measures to help me “on the other side.” One of the best pieces of advice I received from a relative was not to worry about the birth. It is so brief, concentrate on the following two weeks and the rest of you life.
    In coping with my PPD I dove further into photography and showed my work to a friend who so eloquently commented that my worked seemed as if I was searching for the light. So reading “lighten her darkness” gave me great pause.
    Thank you for everything you do!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly HApril 11, 2017 - 8:50 am

    So much yes to all of this!!!ReplyCancel

The 2nd Annual Perinatal Mental Health Conference is coming to Orlando on April 8th. The perinatal time frame is usually considered to start at about 28 weeks gestation until about a month postpartum. Pregnancy and postpartum are some of the biggest moments in a woman (and family’s) life. However, there are times when life stressors take over,…

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  • LauraMarch 23, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    What a great conference for birth professionals!ReplyCancel

  • Natalia WalthMarch 23, 2017 - 1:31 pm

    I love that conferences like this exist. It gives women and birth workers the tools needed. Post partum health is so important.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa PickettMarch 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    This is great! Wish I could make it!ReplyCancel

  • Norma HessMarch 23, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    What an incredible opportunity! I wish I could attend!ReplyCancel

  • CatherineMarch 24, 2017 - 7:48 am

    Wow this is so wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • lindsayMarch 24, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Wow…how neat! I wish I was able to attend.ReplyCancel