A Year in My Life |Project 366|February

I have loved the results that have come from being more conscious of documenting my every day life. So many great memories that would have gone forgotten if not captured. Even just a few weeks later while editing I was surprised by a few photos that I had forgotten I had taken! What has really made this […]

7 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Baby

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just have a professional photographer following you around all day documenting every little precious moment as your baby grows? While I can help you freeze one special day in time forever I can’t be with you 24/7. With that in mind here are seven tips for taking better photos of your […]

A Year in My Life| Project 366 January

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Documentary family photography is a beautiful intimate look into our every day lives that will be treasured for generations. With that in mind I decided to do a project 366 this year. Yeah I know, started one last year and didn’t make it past a few months. This year I decided to do things a […]

Birth Story #7|Cross Country Move at 37 Weeks

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In July of 2014 I was VERY pregnant and planning a home birth with CPM Tiffanie Gonzales. I was super excited, comfortable, and ready to go. Then life went a little crazy. My husband, Cameron, was once again out of work. He had to opportunity to make a trip to Georgia to check out the […]

My First Home Birth|Birth Story Baby #6

When we moved to Las Vegas I met an amazing group of ladies at a place called Pink Peas.  It was a wonderful non-profit organization for moms. I am so sad they had to shut down last year due to lack of funds. Pink Peas was the home of 2 midwives who did home births. […]

Birth Story- Baby #5

Birth Story- Baby #5

For baby #5 I was once again a patient of Dr. Joseph Pohl at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was due January 2nd, but I sure was crossing my fingers for a tax break baby! When labor started on December 29th I was very excited! I don’t remember exactly what time contractions started, but we headed […]

Birth Story- Baby #4, All Natural Hospital Birth

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**this post contains affiliate links** Miss Leah was the first one to join our family after we moved to Winder, GA in 2010. Having been born and raised in Utah and Nevada I had never experienced a humid Georgia summer before. I thought I was going to DIE!! I think I spent the entire last […]

Birth Story- Baby #3 had me fooled!

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Benjamin joined our family in May of 2009. I was 4 weeks away from my end of contract as a U.S. Marine. As with baby #2 I had plenty of Braxton Hicks contractions all day long for a few days. I got sent home from work early on the 26th and they told me to not […]

Birth Story| Baby #2 was in a hurry to get here!

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About 2 weeks before my due date in March of 2008 I went in for a regular appointment and was told that everything was closed up tight and see you again next week. That afternoon I started having contractions. They weren’t crazy intense like my first baby, but they were definitely uncomfortable. I was in […]

Birth Story- My First Baby

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I realized recently that I have not taken the time to write out most of my birth stories. These are the stories that I want my kids to have, so I’d better get them out there before I forget more than just the little details. I had my first baby in 2001 when I was […]

Emily J

Emily J

With 8 children and another on the way, Emily lives her passion for the motherhood journey daily. A former Marine, she shifted her focus to be a stay at home, homeschooling powerhouse, using photography and art to empower women and honor the nobility in motherhood. A multitasking ninja, you'll find her sipping an ice cold vanilla Coke in between kissing boo boos and finding that one lost sock that keeps disappearing.

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