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Central Alabama Photographer, and Birth and Bereavement Credentialed SBD Doula

Formerly By Him, For Him Photography

(205) 601-8662 ~ kristin@walkinginhope.com

© 2017 by Walking In Hope. 

October 6, 2018

As many of you already know, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.  1 in 4 women carry the burden of this kind of loss; the only kind of loss that does not have a title to even call it.  In honor of this month, I would like to introduce to you Joshua and Amanda Bitterman and their beloved daughter, Charlie Mae.

Charlie Mae was born still February 11th, 2018.  The following is her mother's writings through the pregnancy and after, along with pictures from her birth.  Please be advised that their story and images may trigger deep emotions for some and care needs to be taken in the viewing and sharing of this blog.

Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be a mother...

December 23, 2017

The following is the personal story of Dawn and David Hill's journey .  Just a brief bit about these two amazing people:

Dawn is from Andalusia, Alabama and David from Birmingham.  They met, fell in love and were married in December of 2010.  Dawn was a music teacher but chose to set that aside to stay home and be a homeschooling mom to her step-daughter, and now along with their younger two children.   David has been in pest control most all of his adult life.  He started Dave's Pest Control as a part-time/weekend company that has since gone on to be his full-time job.

Thank you for being willing to open up and share this part of your life with us all.  It is so hear...

December 22, 2017

Everyone has a story.  We all carry hurts, baggage, dark places.  We spend so much effort hiding these parts of our lives; put on a mask, smile, pretend all is well.  Hide it away.  We do this in an attempt to protect ourselves.  If we show others this dark side of our lives, there will be more pain.  Yet, instead of protecting ourselves, we isolate ourselves, along each person we meet.  When we are all doing that, masquerading through life, we miss the blessings in the sharing.

I cannot count the times I have stood in a store, tears flowing as hearts are opened and stories are shared and broken hearts are made vulnerable, trusting that they are safe in thei...

October 15, 2017

Bereavement photography and why families have them.

July 14, 2017

The day we found out our little Hope had died, my girlfriend went right to work setting up a meal ministry for our friends to help us through.  Growing up in a very old time Southern family, meals were a part of everything, including funerals.  I never understood that.  Who brings food when someone dies?  However, once we came home, cooking was just not on the docket of things we had the emotional, physical and mental ability to do. 

I never expected anything so everything we were given was a blessing.  The outpouring we received was humbling and I learned firsthand the value of giving meals in time of grief.

I urge you, when someone finds themselves in the throes of grief,...

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