I know I say it time and time again, but I just love photographing births! There is just something so special when a family welcomes me into such an intimate time in their lives – the birth of their child! It’s so incredible – and I walk away from each birth feeling such a special bond with my birth clients. I’m always smiling from ear to ear (despite how sleep deprived I may be)-  and am continually amazed by the miracle of birth and the opportunity to have the best job in the world 🙂

Sooo when fellow photographer and super talented Trae of Devoted Knits reached out wanting to book me for her birth – I was beyond excited! Any professional newborn photographer knows of Devoted Knits, one of the very best vendors in the newborn photography industry providing bonnets, tiebacks and other knitted goodness to her customers! Be sure you check out ‘Devoted Knits‘ on Facebook to see her talent!

Daniel and Trae’s birth story was fast and furious! I received a call around midnight that they were on their way to the hospital and contractions just two minutes apart. Typically I wait until mom gets checked at the hospital to see what she’s dilated to before heading to the hospital but seeing as Trae planned to labor at home as long as possible – and knowing her contractions were just two minutes apart I decided I was going to head to the hospital to be safe. It was a good thing I did because 45 minutes after arriving dad came to get me and Trae was already dilated to 9! Within the next couple hours baby Scarlett was born! Mom went completely natural, drug-free and rocked it out! Daniel was by her side the whole time and was such an amazing support and was so calm and comforting. Thank you Daniel and Trae for choosing me as your birth photographer and for giving me the privilege to capture Scarlett’s birth story – it truly was an honor!

Welcome to the world Scarlett Jane! Born February 8th, 2016 – 6lbs 12oz, 19″.


What a joy it is for me to capture new parents and their brand new baby. It makes me smile from ear to ear! I absolutely love being a lifestyle newborn photographer and traveling to my clients homes to capture these real life moments that they will treasure for years to come. Thank you Bushkuhl family! Here are some favorites from baby Leila’s newborn session in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Facebook4Facebook9Facebook11Facebook17Facebook13Facebook20Facebook21Facebook28Facebook34Facebook32Facebook38Facebook40Facebook44Facebook47Facebook53Facebook57Facebook66