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Our Fertility Journey: Our Heartbreaking Negative Pregnancy Test

If you have been following our journey, you know that our first round of IVF was not successful.  (read: Positivity During Fertility Treatment for more)  Although my mind was not fully invested in round 1, it was still the most heartbreaking negative pregnancy test ever. Following egg retrieval, we were pretty excited to have 11 […]

October 17, 2019

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Our Fertility Journey: Ways to Save Money on Fertility Medications

We spent about 20K on medications alone.  YES- twenty thousand! Insurances don’t cover much of anything when it comes to fertility treatment (unless you’re lucky enough to live in a state where its mandated.)  I was in COMPLETE shock when I found out the cost of medications.  A vile of medication cost over $1,000 and […]

October 10, 2019

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Our Fertility Journey: Positivity During Fertility Treatment

Two different IVF cycles, two totally different results. Two IVF cycles, two totally different MINDSETS. How positivity during our fertility treatment led to success: We began our IVF journey in 2017.  After trying naturally for a year, we were ready to move on.  I was tired of negative pregnancy test after negative test. Going in […]

September 26, 2019

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Our Infertility Journey: Choosing an Infertility Doctor

At the start of our fertility journey, I did a LOT of research.  I spent HOURS scouring the internet and looking at all the options and choosing an infertility doctor.  I stumbled upon Advanced Fertility of Chicago‘s website and it was SO informative.  One of the key pieces of information I got from the site […]

September 19, 2019

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Sharing our Story: Our Infertility Journey

My friend asked me, “Is it worth it? Is the emotional, physical, and financial stress really worth it?”  If you had asked me a year ago, I would have said “I don’t know.”  But today, today I say “1000%, absolutely, without a doubt, the infertility journey is worth it.”   Every single painful injection, every dollar […]

September 12, 2019

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Matthew & Ciara: Four Season’s Orlando | Maternity

“Look Colin, look what I have!”  I exclaimed in the courtyard of the Four Season’s Orlando resort.  Colin’s straight face brightened up as he saw me holding a bandaid.  A bandaid!  How unique is it that a 2 year old finds bandaids interesting!  Colin didn’t want candy or cookies, he just wanted some Incredibles-themed bandages! […]

August 9, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Salazar Family: Four Seasons Orlando | Family Session

Standing outside the Four Seasons Orlando resort, I say, “Liam, give your sister a hug.”  Liam turns towards Stella and squeezes her tightly, showing just how much he loves his sister.  You can tell that Liam has a big heart and lots of love for his family.  Full of personality, he kept wanting to do […]

July 8, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Valentina’s 2nd Birthday

Valentina’s 2nd birthday is here ALREADY!  It feels like just yesterday that I was doing her mom’s maternity shoot.  Time really does fly- they grow up so fast! I still remember her first birthday session.  She was just learning how to walk and her personality wasn’t so evident.  Now, she has SPUNK! Now a sassy […]

June 28, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Tracy & Lori: Baldwin Park Maternity Session

Our session at Baldwin park was a cloudy (but luckily, not rainy) one.  We started taking photos by the lake and as soon as I began shooting, a nice breeze came by and gave us the best “Beyonce” wind I could ask for.  Tracy’s blond, curls fluttered and her smile grew as I squealed from […]

June 20, 2019

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Lanh & Joey: Braydon’s Labor and Delivery

  We welcomed our baby Braydon in to the world on Tuesday May 7, 2019.  It was a rough labor and delivery but the reward was well worth it.  After 40+ weeks of carrying Braydon, we were finally able to meet him.   It was one of the toughest yet  most joyous days of our lives. […]

June 13, 2019

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