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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Tag: pregnancy

{birth story} elden james :: washington dc birth photographer

I can’t. I am. I want to go away.  There is no place other than here, no time other than now. I am too tired.  I continue anyway. Surrender. Groaning, working, rejoicing. The hardest thing and the most wonderful thing. This is birth:: doing whatever is necessary to bring a new life into this world. […]

{belly} Pamm :: Northern Virginia maternity photographer

  I think sometimes that there is nothing more beautiful than a woman expecting a baby. This creating life thing – it’s hard. And yet there’s this way that the pregnant form just glows.  Pamm’s first baby is 17 months old, and she and her husband are already looking forward to baby #2 joining their […]