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There is something extra special about pregnancy that we just don’t talk about enough… Pregnancy has a tendency to eliminate all filters. The filter on the pregnant mama herself and the filter on everyone she comes in contact with! Random strangers (and even people you know!) are willing to say the most inappropriate things when […]

Pregnancy

4 Things NOT To Say To An Overdue Pregnant Woman

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Sep

2019

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After several weeks of cramping and Braxton Hicks, my actual labor began on Monday, September 24 at 2 in the morning. It was then that I was woken from sleep by what was probably my first true contraction. Through the rest of the night, I continued to have periodic contractions that would wake me from […]

Birth Story, Personal

Turner’s Birth Story

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2019

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Sep

Apparently, I live near a lake. I mean, I’ve kind of known that for a while. But, it took over 6 years of living in this house, approximately 20 minutes away from this lake, for me to ever actually see it. We’ve now been in this house for 9 years and I can count the […]

Maternity, Personal, Pregnancy

My Lake Pleasant Family Maternity Session

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Sep

2019

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It’s 24-48 hours after you brought your beautiful baby into the world. Chances are, what you are wearing is the last thing on your mind. And rightfully so! You should be 100% focused on that sweet little babe that you can’t get enough of snuggling. But if your photographer is on the way for a […]

Education, Fresh 48 Session

What to Wear for Your Fresh 48 Newborn Session

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2019

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Sep

Gifts are my love language. Yes, this means I love to receive gifts, but it is giving gifts that I enjoy most. Finding the most perfect, thoughtful gift I can is how I show the people in my life that I love them. I put a lot of time and energy into my gift-giving. It […]

Personal, Product Reviews

Countdown To Mama Box Review

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Sep

2019

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Hey, Mama! I’m so glad you are here. I’m Claire, a lemonade loving Scottsdale Arizona birth photographer who is always dreaming of my next Hawaiian vacation. I am a midwest girl turned desert dweller because people do crazy things for love! I am a proud police wife. My handsome husband and I just celebrated 14 […]

Personal

Meet Claire | Arizona Birth Photographer

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2019

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Sep

  I’m 36.5 weeks pregnant! Which means, Baby Waite #5 will be joining our family in the very near future! It’s starting to get real people! I should probably think about packing the hospital bag. Maybe wash the cloth diapers? How about folding the baby clothes and moving them into a drawer instead of stacked […]

Personal

Baby Come Out! | Join Our Baby Betting Pool

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Sep

2019

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Laundry and meal planning- two never-ending chores. Everyone needs clothes to wear and for some reason, everyone also wants to be fed. Three whole times a day! I’ve been a wife for 14 years, a mother for 12.5 and I’ve lived on my own since I was 18. Yet somehow, at 34, I am only […]

Personal

Meal Planning | A Method That Works

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2019

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Jul

Depending on how you look at it, the birth of Lincoln was either extremely long and drawn out or beyond fast and furious. His story begins unofficially on Wednesday, June 8, 2015, which was day one of my five days of prodromal labor. From Wednesday until Sunday, I lived life in one block of seemingly […]

Birth Photography, Birth Story, Personal

The Fast & Furious Arrival of Lincoln Scott

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Jul

2019

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I love Fresh 48 hospital newborn sessions! They are such a great way to document the magic of those first few days of newborn life, while things are still relatively calm. Yes, I know- hospital stays involve lots of interruptions. Someone comes into your room every hour or two to check vitals or have you […]

Fresh 48 Session

Welcome, Baby Gabriel! | Fresh 48 Hospital Newborn | Scottsdale, Arizona Birth Photographer

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2019

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Jun