Wrapping Up 2020

  Reflection 2020 was a rollercoaster for many. We all hold different emotions to describe this year. Quarantine, during Covid-19, gave me a chance to revisit goals and visions. 2019 was a year of reflection, but I was feeling overwhelmed. I needed to withdraw to...

The Zappey Family Birth Story

The walls were singing as I arrived. The Zappey family were shaking their hips to rap music through contractions. There is no one way to deal with contractions and Jackie chooses to dance through them 🙂 Salmonberry Birth Center was a glow with soft lights and calm...

Clara Elizabeth Birth Story

Clara Elizabeth 8lbs 6oz March 22, 2019 @ 1:34pm “They say it’s never too late to switch providers…well, I confirmed that. At 36 weeks I switched from an OB to a midwife because I had recently become awakened to this model of care aligning more with my views of...

Hammer Birth Story

In the still of the night… It was time. Mama worked hard in her birthing tub. The water was warm and ready for baby.  She persevered with strength through each wave of contractions Then the moment we all waited for… Sarah got to announce the gender of her...

Cordova Birth Story

Christmas came early for the Cordova family this year.  When I arrived at their home, I knew by the call that delivery was close. What I didn’t know is that she’d be delivering the baby as I walked in! I remember hearing it in her voice… I immediately knew the baby...

What I Bring to Your Birth as a Birth Photographer

  Birth is a moment that cannot be repeated. These fleeting moments are there and gone quickly… Because of this, I need to be prepared for anything! Sometimes the lighting is too dark or too bright in a birth space. Sometimes a shutter on a camera gets stuck or...
Ashley Grimes Photography

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