Mckeown Wedding

On the most beautiful October day Ann and Kim promised their forever love to one another. They were married in the church that Ann's parents were wed in, surrounded by the great love of friends and family. The evening that followed was filled with live music, temporary tattoos, tacos, and dancing. Everyone brought such joy and fun into the celebration! Kim and Ann bring out life in one another. It was an honor to watch them interact throughout the day and witness them being most themselves when they were near one another. 

You have a beautiful love, Kim and Ann! We wish you a lifetime of joy and adventure together and pray it continues to bring joy to those you share life with! Cheers to you and the years ahead! 

MIlwaukee Newborn Session | Nora

Sweet Nora was born on June 17th at 28 weeks old. She spent 75 days in the NICU and made such amazing strides and was able to come home 6 days before her due date! I recently had the opportunity to do welcome home newborn photos of Nora and her parents. Nora is getting stronger day by day and has such a sweet personality! This home is filled with so much love- Nora's parents are completely smitten! 

Nora, you have begun a wonderful adventure already experiencing so much in this world thus far! I pray your life is filled with great adventure and immense love! 

Milwaukee Birth Story | The Birth of Rosilyn

Miria called me at 3am on the morning of the July 17th. She told me that she was having regular contractions and was trying to rest. A few hours later the contractions had gotten closer together so Mira's midwife and I headed to her house. I showed up a little bit before the midwife, Erin, got there. Mira was peacefully working through each surge. Once Erin got there, Mira worked through some contractions and Erin checked her. We were still in early labor at 3cm and baby was not in an ideal position. For the next many hours Mira did stairs and worked through many positions to work baby into a good place. Once her contractions got more intense and things moved along Mira labored in and out of the tub, and in the shower. Finally at around the 20 hour mark she laid down and tried to get some rest because she had been stuck at 7cm for a very long time. After resting some, Mira got up and again did stairs and various positions to get baby to come down, but after being stuck at 8cm for 5+ hours we had to transfer to the hospital. Once at the hospital, Mira got an epidural and Pitocin in hopes that her pelvis would relax a bit and we could get some strong contractions to finish out dilation. It worked! After 6 hours at the hospital and some amazing and quick pushing, Rosilyn Mae was born at 11:26am on July 18th. Mira and David didn't know if they were having a boy or girl; the moment they found out that they had a daughter they were filled with such joy! Soon after birth, Rosilyn latched on and Mira began her journey breastfeeding her little one. 

Throughout her entire labor, though it was very long and hard, Mira had a beautiful peace and grace about her. She trusted her body and listened to it well. Even when plans changed and she had to transfer to the hospital, she choose peace and trusted her process. It was a truly a beautiful journey to support as a doula and capture. 

Congratulations Mira, David, and Rosilyn on being a family of three!