January 28, 2019

It is always an honor to be trusted to document the birth of a baby. This one was exceptionally exceptional because I love these people. I met this mom who is also a doula when we were paired to support a birth together. That turned out to be a very lucky...

January 6, 2018

Embrace Birth Center and Midwifery Care has been open in Richmond, VA for about a year and a half now.  I can tell you that a gorgeous setting for your birth photos is the absolute least of the reasons that you need to consider this option for your birth.

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May 25, 2017

All of the images in this post were captured and developed by the very talented and newest (to the area) Richmond, VA birth photographer of Focus on Joy Photography

I had never heard of HypnoBirthing until my midwife recommended it to me. At the time, I wa...

January 15, 2017

"To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle" -Paul Carvel

Every single time that I have the privilege to witness a family grow, whether I am acting as a doula or a photographer, it is an immense gi...

January 8, 2017

It has been quite a while since I have added birth photography to the blog. The baby in this post is almost a year old to give an idea of exactly how behind I am on this. Besides being quite busy,  I have also been questioning the best way to go about pub...

February 25, 2016

 

My first experience with long exposure photography was in 2007. I was at a festival and still shooting performance on film when I found a vendor tent set up for long exposure light painting.  I went over to check it out and  ended up spending a lot of ti...

September 14, 2014

Here is a little birth photography Q and A to help families considering birth photography understand how it works when I am your birth photographer.

How did you become interested in birth photography?

I have been a photographer since I first got my chubby h...

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