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Maxwell | A Birth Story at Sister’s Hospital | Buffalo NY

Within a week of posting about a dream of wanting to start photographing births to compliment my postpartum doula work,  a birth called me as a witness.Baby Maxwell, you are so so sweet and I am so honored to have documented your first hours into the world and the minutes leading up to it.

If you are interested in documentation of the birth of your baby, I am actively seeking to build my birth story portfolio and offering introductory rates for births that allow me to use the photos on the blog. I am currently only accepting birth story clients that have a birth doula AND are using facilities within a 5 mile radius of my home,  including home births, and births that take place at any of the following:  The Birthing Center of Buffalo, Sister’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Buffalo Midwifery Services. Please e-mail me at to learn of full offerings.

I am also so grateful for Lori Gehl, the doula for Maxwell’s birth, who is an inspiration to me and also was my main communication source during Maxwell’s birth so I didn’t have to disturb the parents who were working actively together during labor.  We met Lori this past winter through a natural childbirth class she taught. To see her in action after learning so much from her was an incredible experience.  If you are seeking a doula for your birth, or a natural birthing class, Lori offers both. You can contact her directly at or view her information at

And if you’re not looking for either of those, but would like some pasture-raised meat, check out Lori’s farm she operates with her husband and her five beautiful children.