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Ames | Fargo Birth Photography | Essential Hospital | Fargo, ND


Oh these dear clients turned friends. I've known Lauren & Robby for a couple years now. We first meet when Lauren wanted to put together a little film to surprise Robby with what her vows meant to her now. A short while later she contacted me again, letting me know she was pregnant and wanted to put together something to announce their pregnancy and then bam- 9 months later, we have Ames. (Bam, just like that. Easy peasy, right Lauren?) I was once again so priveledged to document such a huge moment in their life, but this time at Essentia hospital.

Watching Robby and Lauren is like watching synchronized swimming, but way more entertaining. ;) They work together like a fine tuned machine. There is humor, there is patience, there is grace.
Robby brings the calm and Lauren brings much joy. Lauren had a c section and she was the bravest momma. At one point I caught a glimpse of her being prepped through the tiny square window  that looked into the OR and she was laughing. I kid you not, laughing with nurses while being prepped for her c section. 


I did a thing-Fargo Birth Photography

I did a thing-Fargo Birth Photography

I did a thing today. You probably didn't notice it, but I added birth photography and birth films back into the world of Northern Stories. If you didn't know, I had a baby (well I had three, but who's counting?).

My first birth film- Essentia Hospital | Fargo Birth Photography

Let's revisit my first ever birth film.  My family had just moved back to Minnesota after a short stint in Iowa and I was taking a course through the Define School to reignite my creativity. Out of the blue, I got this crazy idea to post a call on my Facebook page. So I posted something along the lines of " Looking for a couple that would be willing to let me film and take photos of their birth". Within minutes I had a few people contact me, but I knew of Kara and Ryan and I was confident they would be a great fit. Little did I know that they would be such amazing people and watching them work as a team to welcome their daughter would be one of the sweetest moments of my career. Not to mention the amazing care they received from the nurses and midwives at Essentia Hospital. I won't say much else, other than Thank You to Kara and Ryan. It's because of you that I fell head over heals with birth photography and capturing those first breaths of life. 

Zion | Fargo Birth Photographer

Zion came into the world roaring after his strong momma's roller coaster ride of a labor! It's quite fitting that his siblings now call him Zion the lion. This is the story of Zion. Welcome to the world, little buddy. 

Noah | Fargo ND, | Birth Photographer

Northern Stories | Fargo ND | Birth Photography

Nicole and I are friends, she's been telling me since before she was even pregnant that I "needed to be there" for his birth. So imagine my surprise when I woke up one morning at 7 am to see a text from her at 2:31 am "So my water just broke, come to the hospital whenever!" Oh did I mention she was FOUR weeks early? F-O-U-R! Typically I am on call for 2 weeks prior and after the baby's due date, so I wasn't quite prepared for this. Thankfully things progressed pretty slowly right away and I was able to get to the hospital with plenty of time to spare and eventually document Noah meeting his parents! So much joy! You can see the video of his arrival below. 

Documenting a birth is one of the most humbling things I do and brings me to tears each time. So if you hire me and find me tearing up, don't worry, it's nothing personal. Actually it is, i'm just thankful you allow me into that moment.  I can't believe I have a job that allows me to stand near when tiny humans take their first breath, as parents first meet their children whom they have longed for. It's quite miraculous and man, I am just so grateful. 

Everett | Fargo Birth Photographer

Casey is my hairdresser and a darn good one at that. She is also an amazing human who I've really enjoyed getting to know over the last year. She recently had a baby boy and I visited them at the hospital to take a few photos of his freshness. It had been sort of a rough morning for this baby boy, but  oh my goodness, is he sweet or what? Can't wait to photograph their entire family, including big sis,  today!

Baby Koska is a.....

Emily and Mike are expecting this fall and as you can see are quite excited to welcome him! They're adorable together and I'm sure adding a third Koska will just be too much to handle, I'm so excited to make a film of baby Koska's arrival this fall.