A Breastfeeding Session at Home in Minneapolis

This sweet birth client of mine reached out to see if we could do a session at home. When she told me that she doesn't want to forget this time in her babies' lives because it feels like they are growing so fast and that documenting her postpartum body and her breastfeeding relationship with her youngest was a priority, I knew we'd be able to capture some magical moments.

To book a session like this one, visit my Real Postpartum page. Mini-sessions are also available!

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A Sunny Afternoon Birth at the Minnesota Birth Center | The Birth Story of Ethan

May 15th, 2018 | 4:01 pm

Welcome to the world, little guy! 

SNEAK PEEK IMAGES LIKE THESE ARE INCLUDED IN MY BIRTH STORY SESSION: PHOTOS + FILMS PACKAGE ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM DOCUMENTARY MINI-SESSIONS, A MINUTE-LONG BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT FILM, A FULL-LENGTH BIRTH STORY FILM, AND A FULL GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM YOUR BIRTH WITH A FULL PRINT RELEASE.

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Delivering at a Birth Center in St. Paul, Minnesota | The Birth Story of Oakley Reese

Oakley Reese | April 23rd, 2018 | 5:25 pm 

Allie and I met for the first time over coffee to discuss what she wanted photographed and filmed and just a handful of days later, I got to document Oakley's birth! What a gorgeous whirlwind!

Welcome to the world, Oakley! We're so glad you're here! 

Sneak Peek Images like these ARE INCLUDED IN MY BIRTH STORY SESSION: PHOTOS + FILMS PACKAGE ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM DOCUMENTARY MINI-SESSIONS, A minute-long BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT FILM, A FULL-LENGTH BIRTH STORY FILM, AND A FULL GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM YOUR BIRTH WITH A FULL PRINT RELEASE.

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A Lovely Waterbirth at Home in Minneapolis | The Birth Story of Louise Wynne

April 21st, 2018 | 2:03 am

I am always honored when a family chooses to bring me into their birth experience. When that family is part of the birth world or the photography world, it's even more flattering. When Amy reached out waaaay back in the fall, it felt like her birth would never arrive but of course it did. And when it did, it was incredible. Thank you for inviting me into your birth space, Amy. I'm so incredibly proud of you.

Welcome to the world, Louise! We're so glad you're here! 

SNEAK PEEK IMAGES LIKE THESE ARE INCLUDED IN MY BIRTH STORY SESSION: PHOTOS + FILMS PACKAGE ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM DOCUMENTARY MINI-SESSIONS, A MINUTE-LONG BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT FILM, A FULL-LENGTH BIRTH STORY FILM, AND A FULL GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM YOUR BIRTH WITH A FULL PRINT RELEASE.

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A Homebirth Turned Hospital Birth in the Twin Cities | The Birth Story of Ella

Ella Grace | March 29th, 2018 | 8:51 pm

When Becky and Dave hired me to be their photographer for the birth of their second daughter, they knew this labor experience would be unique but they didn't know just how unique and how different from their first labor it would be. From a 24 hour labor to a hospital birth and then a stay in the hospital, things were pretty much the opposite of their first birth experience. Despite that, it was all incredibly beautiful.

Welcome to the world, Ella! We're so glad you're here! 

A Loving Hospital Birth In St. Paul, Minnesota | The Birth Story of Rowan

Rowan David | March 3rd, 2018 | 12:18 am

View Rowan's minute-long BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT FILM. Birth announcement films are included in my BIRTH STORY SESSION: PHOTOS + FILMS package along with your complimentary prenatal and postpartum documentary mini-sessions, a handful of sneak peek images like these delivered within 12 hours of baby's birth, a full-length birth story film, and a full gallery of images from your birth with a full print release.

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Film: The Birth Announcement of Rowan David

Welcome to the world, Rowan! We're so glad you're here.

Produced in partnership with Brooke Walsh.

A minute-long Birth Announcement film like this one is included in my Birth Story Session: Photos + Films package along with your complimentary prenatal and postpartum documentary mini-sessions, a handful of sneak peek images delivered within 12 hours of baby's birth, a full-length Birth Story film, and a full gallery of images from your birth with a full print release. Contact me to learn more.

A Long Labor at Regions | The Birth of Cade Remi

February 28th, 2018 | 6:47 am

Cade's sweet mama had this to say about her labor and delivery: After being 12 days overdue and spending 25 hours in labor, my experience was less than comfortable. Meredith didn't just capture the beautiful struggle that was my labor, she was also there as strong support. With her expertise, she knew exactly when to get the perfect shot and when to step out to allow me privacy and rest. When prompted, she was more than helpful with advice or reiterating instructions from the nurse when I wasn't in a state to understand. As time goes on and my memory fades, I'm thrilled to have this collection of birth photos to not only remind myself but to share with my son and family and friends.

Welcome to the world, little guy! We're so glad you're here! 

A HANDFUL OF SNEAK PEEK IMAGES LIKE THESE Are DELIVERED WITHIN 12 HOURS OF BABY'S BIRTH. 

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A Planned Hospital Birth in the Twin Cities | The Birth Story of Chloe Max

Chloe Max | December 19th, 2017 | 7:28 pm | 7 lbs 6 oz | 20 inches

When Lauren hired me to be their birth photographer waaaay back in June, I felt like the end of December couldn't get there fast enough. We had a lovely chat over coffee one bright summery Minnesota morning and I loved bonding over dogs, design, and family stories with her. Fast forward several months, and we found out that I'd be getting to photograph their birth sooner than expected. Her baby was measuring big and their doc wanted to induce her just to be safe. The date was picked for the induction, and I was on the edge of my seat all day just waiting for their call. After they'd been at the hospital for several hours, I texted Trevor and requested another update. He let me know that she'd be getting checked again around 5:30 pm. It was a weekday so I drove to the hospital just in case things got exciting because I didn't want to be stuck in Minneapolis rush hour traffic (a birth photographer's nightmare, ha!). I was sitting in the waiting area when I got the update: just 4cm after nearly 10 hours at the hospital. I left. I got groceries. Just as I was pulling into my driveway ready to make dinner, I got a call from Lauren letting me know that things were starting to feel different but that she wasn't sure if this was really it. I told her I was coming in anyway and that I'd rather read in the waiting room than risk missing anything. As I was walking from the parking lot to their room, I received the best message: "time to push"! I tore my cameras out of my bag, ran down the hallway, and entered the room just as Lauren's feet were being put into the stirrups. Whew! Just a few pushes later and they got to meet their new baby. One of my favorite moments below is the look on Lauren's face after she found out they'd had a girl. Documenting their son Kellan meet his new baby sister the next morning was another highlight. 

Welcome to the world, Chloe! We're so glad you're here! 

Interested in having your birth photographed? Talk to Meredith today.

A Surrogacy Birth Story: Milo

Milo | September 6th | 8:39 pm | 8 lbs 13 oz | 21 inches

This was an incredible birth to witness. Every birth I've attended has left me feeling lifted and exhilarated but this one was especially touching. A few words from Sarah, Milo's surrogate: "Aside from having my own kids, this is the most amazing thing I've ever done.  I heard about surrogacy when I was a teenager and ever since then I always hoped to be able to help another family someday (once my own family was complete).  I always wanted to be a mom and I would have been heartbroken if I wouldn't have been able to have kids.  I got my happily ever after and I am so honored to have been able to help this family get their happily ever after too."