Monthly Archives: August 2011

The End: Birth

So I have to say FIRST… before the long story and before even MORE photos… Please watch this slideshow. Heather Essian – my amazing friend and photographer – put this together. She asked me to ‘pick a song.’  I chose ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Kate Bush. If any of you have seen ‘She’s Having a […]

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Tara Eveland Amazing! this is the most gorgeous thing ive ever seen! congrats to the familyAugust 16, 2013 – 7:30 am

vanessa H Ohh Arden thank you so much for sharing the pictures and video!!! IT made me cry like a baby!!! God bless your beautiful family!!!August 15, 2013 – 8:01 pm

Richelle You are the most amazing inspirational woman I know!August 15, 2013 – 7:46 pm

someone That’s selfish of you to put you’re baby’s life at risk like that. Home births have have triple the mortality rate. Consider yourself lucky.March 13, 2013 – 1:13 pm

Kacey This literally brought tears to my eyes! Gorgeous!August 13, 2012 – 10:51 am

Kelly I am literally crying with joy seeing these pictures. So beautiful and so inspiring:)April 18, 2012 – 4:09 pm

jackie Wow this is such a precious birth story it really makes me feel like I too can have a VBAC and maybe even a HBAC. I also had my first pregnancy induced ending up in a c-section something I wish,hope, and pray to avoid this time around thank you so much for sharing.February 27, 2012 – 12:42 pm

Nicole D This is gorgeous and very touching…thank you so much for sharing every moment with the internet. :-)February 19, 2012 – 6:17 pm

Taylor Areden this is inspirational and amazing!! CongratulationsFebruary 11, 2012 – 11:16 am

Lakey Lou, almost ONE update […] and moved into just a week before having our first daughter – Parker. This is the home I home-birthed our second daughter, Eden, in. The home where we have made great friends with some wonderful and cherished neighbors. Paul and I […]April 14, 2014 – 2:55 pm

Alexandria VA Birth Photographer | Meghan Hale Photography […] I would spend hours reading her tutorials and looking at her images.  One day I came across this post of her own birth shot by a friend.  I was so blown away by the beauty in the images.  You can […]November 4, 2013 – 8:31 am

Edie is ONE […] Happy BIRTHDAY (a few days early) to my precious – 2nd VBAC-Water-born-home-birth BABY GIRL. […]August 12, 2012 – 9:34 pm

Deana – Just Because

I received an e-mail from Deana – requesting a session ‘just because.’ She’s 30, beautiful and celebrating a wonderful time in her life. Why not take photos when you feel and ARE truly inspired, happy and gorgeous? I wish more people did this… one day you may regret not having captured a special time in […]

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J+J NYC: Day One

Well, I am very behind on blogging. I am finally posting some of the WONDERFUL NYC engagement session.   Joy and James flew us out to one of their FAVORITE cities in the world. I fell in love with Manhattan in 4th grade, would have sworn I would live there one day (could happen still!). […]

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The Beginning: Birth

Many of my facebook friends know I was joking on Saturday about the FULL MOON. One of my lovely friends on there brought it to my attention. I was like, “BRING IT ON GRAVITATIONAL PULL!” In fact I even did a bit of research to see if this was ‘true.’ While there isn’t “proven” evidence, […]

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The baby ________ is here!

I just wanted to pop a quick post up saying showing off our new baby…. GIRL!!!!!!!! Sweet Little: Eden Meredith was born at 11:06am on Monday. She was 7lbs 10oz and 20.25″ long. Welcomed into this world from body, to water, straight into mama’s arms – in our very own home. It was quite the […]

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