I fell head over heals in love with birth and have loved being a part of such a magical event for so many families. I have so much love for all of my birth clients- I can't even begin to describe what an honor it has been to attend every single birth I have over the past two years. So much strength, vulnerability, heartache and healing. I am in awe of the women I have sat with, and really women all across the world. Ironically while I was trying to grow and manage the birth side of my business, the family portrait half of my business really took off. It's been amazing and humbling and exciting and beautiful - but a complication in terms of being available for my birth mommas. I also have been horribly unsuccessful in terms of finding reliable on-call childcare for my three little people. Birth work takes a lot out of you. It requires your body, heart, and soul - and I love it for that reason! I believe birth requires your full presence, and with an ever full plate I do not want to take on births that I am not able to be 'all in' for. I do have the honor of birth assisting on rotation with the wonderful women of River City Homebirth, but as far as taking on my own birth clients - as much as it breaks my heart to admit it - it's not currently sustainable. It's such a hard choice to make - even sitting here typing this I'm running through past births in my mind and wishing for a way to swing it - but, for now, I will not be taking on new birth clients. To all of the women who have invited me into their most sacred of space - you are so close to my heart. I will not pretend to know what life has in store for me in the future - but I hope it brings me back to birth.