A few weeks ago I had the extreme honour of photographing the beautiful home birth of this family’s third child.

Brenda’s water broke early Monday morning and I received the call shortly after letting me know that Jackson would be coming sometime soon (about 3 weeks earlier than expected). I made childcare arrangements and back-up childcare arrangements and waited for a call that labour was progressing. But no call came.

The following morning I checked in and she wasn’t having any contractions at this point. Later that afternoon her wonderful midwives from Westside Midwives came to check on her. Mama and baby were both doing fine and Brenda was having a few irregular contractions. They mixed up a concoction of castor oil and other yummy stuff and that did the trick. So, 36 hours after her water broke and about 30 minutes after taking the concoction, Brenda’s contractions started getting more regular and intense. At 6:30pm that evening, two hours after taking the castor oil, I received the call to make my way over to their home.

The scene when I walked into the house took my breath away. The evening light was starting to fade, the birth pool was ready, and the midwives were setting up. The two older boys were reading books and getting ready for bed with their aunt. The peaceful energy of the house was both calming and exhilarating. Ryan was so supportive and present for Brenda throughout labour. Everyone was happy and excitedly awaiting the arrival of little Jackson…

Thank you to this beautiful family for inviting me into their home to witness such a personal and incredible event and then for allowing me to share it with you here.

[If you are pregnant in the Vancouver area and are interested in having your baby's birth day photographed, contact me for more details.]

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  • Eileen - beyond stunning! eyes tearing up!

  • Holly - Awwww, birth photography is so special. Great job.

  • Michelle Nolan - Amazing and beautiful! I so need to save $ for a birth photographer next time around!

  • robin - These are beautiful birth images, great work!

  • Aimee - Very touching you did a wonderful job!

  • Aimee - This is stunning work!

  • Kelly R - These are completely beautiful images! You captured this day beautifully! I think these are some of the best birth photographs I’ve seen! Great work!
    AND CONGRATS TO THE PARENTS!!!!

  • Candy Howard - What a wonderful keepsake these images are! Just beautiful!

  • Crystal - Prenatal Coach - Beautiful! I’m so happy to have found a local birth photographer :)

  • Melissa - These are fantastic! I love black and white birth photography and you’ve done a great job here! Congratulations to the family!

  • Aimee - How amazing. Birth photography is the BEST! Congratulations to this family! <3

  • Kim Kravitz - These are amazing! You did such a wonderful job capturing this event for this family. LOVE the clock pictures. :D lol

  • Autumn Branscome - These are wonderful!

  • Rebecca - Wow…these are amazing, and so beautiful. What an amazing gift to have these photos! XO

  • Krista Lund - wow! what a moment to capture! love ALL the emotions captured!

Remember this maternity session from earlier this year? Well this is my good friend Jenny and now she is the proud mama to one adorable little boy. This little bundle of cuteness arrived the day after his daddy’s birthday and just before his mommy’s birthday. April is going to be party time in this household!


Ten day old Jack had the most perfect features and the most stunning lashes. Isn’t he the cutest?!
Thanks and congrats again!!! It was so great to have had the chance to come visit and meet your little man in those first few days. Jack is totally adorable and I am so happy for you!

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  • Kim Kravitz - Oh he is so sweet!!!! Love the black and white images. :) Great work!

  • jenny - i love these photos of my little man! thank you so much for capturing jack jack at 10 days.

  • Kristin - Jenny, he is delicious! Yay for you! My fav is the last one with his fresh belly button.
    Love your work Haley! Both the maternity set and these of wee Jack are so great!

  • Christy F - Gorgeous newborn work, and LOVE your black and whites!!!

  • robin - What a handsome little guy, these are beautiful!

  • Eileen - love the blue color burst! great job with these :)

  • Holly - He is so handsome!

  • Michelle Nolan - What a little cutie!

  • Aimee - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  • Aimee - These are beautiful, I love the little green hat!!

  • Kelly R - GORGEOUS! Love these images.
    Your black and whites are stunning. And you have a great sense of color too!

  • Candy Howard - Oh, he is beautiful! Lovely job on these!

  • Nicki - beautiful images! great job!

  • Aimee - What an adorable little boy. These are great! the 2nd and 5th are my favorites.

  • Autumn Branscome - Oh my goodness look at those lashes! Great job!

  • Krista Lund - these are just perfect!

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Sometimes when your Mom is a photographer, you have your picture taken! Sometimes if you have your picture taken you just have to run inside to grab your own camera to take Mom’s picture too!

Wooden camera from Little Sapling Toys. Sweet little girl…well she’s all mine!

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  • Candy Howard - I love her camera! So cute!

  • Aimee Buxton - what a sweetie! i love that camera!

  • robin - So sweet, I love the wooden camera, she’s quite proud I can tell!

  • Krista Lund - what a doll!
    my blog today is also title “sometimes…” :)

  • Holly C - SO cute, reminds me of my little girl!

  • Melissa M. - LOVE the wooden camera in this session!

  • Hilary - CUTEST EVER.

  • Michelle R - that is so sweet!

  • cassandra - She is very cute!! I also always notice that my little lad always poses for the camera now while the other kids take no notice!! ha ha!! It’s such a great blessing to be able to take lovely pictures of your own kids though!!

I would like to introduce you to Lauren. I met Lauren and her loving parents through the Tiny Light Foundation, a non profit organization that provides professional photography for children and families that have been faced with a life altering diagnoses. Their story is unique and although you wouldn’t know it from these photos, Lauren had a very rough start in life.

She was born at 41 weeks after an easy pregnancy, however, her parents knew right away something wasn’t right. On her third day of life she was rushed to BC Children’s Hospital where it was determined that she had been having seizures since birth (and most likely in utero). The family spent the next two months in the NICU and PICU. Lauren was intubated and sedated the whole time as hospital staff tried to find out what was causing her seizures. Every time she was taken off the sedation she would start to seize again.

Finally, a week before her two month birthday it was determined that Lauren had a very rare metabolic disorder called Pyrodoxine Dependent Epilepsy. What does this mean? Well it means that Lauren has to take vitamin B6 everyday and be on a special low lysine diet. It means she can’t have dairy, meat, soy or anything that has protein. It means that she will always be on the smaller side and have low muscle tone. It means she is developmentally and physically delayed.

On the day that I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren she was full of smiles. At almost two years of age she is more or less walking and communicating with a few words and many signs. She is sweet, loving and full of life.

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I want to thank the Miller family for allowing me to capture this time in their lives. I also want to thank them for pretending it wasn’t raining when it most certainly was!

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  • robin - What a beautiful little girl and family! You did a fabulous job on all of these, I love her bright blue eyes. Off to check out this wonderful foundation.

  • Rox - Seriously Haley – these photos are incredible and I think an amazing memory for the family.

  • Nina - This really captured this family. She looks like she is just full of joy!

  • lesley - Such a beautiful and strong little girl (and family!) Her eyes are amazing. The last one w/ her and Mom is my fave. Great job!

  • Candy Howard - What a gift! So precious!

  • Lacey - This little girl is quite the miracle. I can only imagine how much every hug means to these parents! Your photos capture her sweetness very well!

  • lemphotography - She has such amazing eyes, love it!

  • Aimee Buxton - She is precious! So cute <3

  • Krista Lund - you captured this sweetheart beautifully!

  • Christina Corneau - look at those eyes!! just gorgeous!

  • Jessica - These are so sweet, great job!

  • Hilary - What a beautiful little girl. I am so happy you shared this post. You did an amazing job on this photosession.

  • Crystal - Wow, amazing images and a truly cute cherub!

  • Kelly R - What an adorable little one! :) Love these images!