The transformation of motherhood has a fleeting window full of tiny details that goes by so quickly. Let's capture these moments to look back on, for the time when these days will be only memories.
When I pick up a camera, I capture moments of genuine connection and love of yourself and those closest to you. This raw, vulnerable love moves me beyond words. I recreate that feeling for you with my photography.
I've had 3 homebirths.
I love homeschooling.
I studied as a student homebirth midwife in 2012.
I was a birth doula and began my birth photography journey in 2021.
I love gardening, horticulture, and chasing chickens in my backyard.
I've been passionately taking pictures since I was 7.
I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
In 2012, I stepped into the world of birth as a student midwife and fell in love. Birth brings you face-to-face with your inner truth in a way that nothing else can. You can't avoid it. No matter how you give birth, you are transformed forever. The raw emotion and vulnerability of birth feeds my soul. I MUST capture these moments--they are some of the most sacred of our lives. These are the moments that matter most. Moments of transition and transformation. One of my biggest honors is to document your expressions of love and courage as you meet this new soul in your life.
I am honored to be able to witness the sacred journey each laboring woman takes into that cosmic place of in-between. The journey beyond oneself, into a spiritual world where time ceases; where the whole world pauses, just for you, while you welcome a new soul into your heart. It is this mesmerizing place that fills me with strength and gratitude.
I enjoy trusting my intuition as an important guide for how and when to capture special moments, and I am continuously building upon my skill set and education to reinforce my innate understanding of the unique circumstances of each beautiful birth, each sweet, new baby, and each loving family. I am so thankful to be able to do what I love.
I'm here to help you see the beauty in the raw, vulnerable transformation of motherhood.
I have received trainings from The Beauty In Birth and Birth Becomes You in photography, videography, and editing for birth photographers. I have received in-person training from Spinning Babies, Breech without Borders, as well as DONA trainings for birth professionals in breast feeding, childbirth, and doula care. I am trained and certified as a birth doula through International Doula Institute. I am enjoying my journey, and I am deeply happy to serve this wonderful community.
"I am in love with the moments she captured for our family and super impressed by how quickly she had our gorgeous, edited photos back to us. I will 100% be hiring her again and referring her to friends and family."
What is your photographic style? I use a combination of documentary, and lifestyle photography to capture images of intimacy and detail. I use natural light and do not use props. I encourage interaction and gentle movement during my sessions to capture authentic connection. My images have a more artsy flare when compared to traditional portraits, and they tell a story of the love between your family in this specific moment of your life. Your gallery of images will have many different details from our session—close up, far away, hands, toes, hair, kisses, snuggles, movement, laughter, whatever catches my eye—that you can display in your home as pieces of art. Another wonderful idea is to create an archival photo album as a part of your family history that can be passed down for generations (these albums can be ordered easily from your online gallery--no need to create the layout, it will be done for you).
What should I wear for my photo session? The most important thing for our session is for you to feel comfortable. The style of clothing the looks great for my photography is loose-fitting shirts, over-sized knits, underwear, loose-fitting shorts, etc. Think comfy, home-wear with an earthy, minimal twist. I love seeing bare bellies, legs, and arms, but that’s not at all required. Please avoid text, graphics, and logos—they are distracting and take away from the feel of the photo. These photos are all about intimacy and connection, and those kinds of things break the spell, so to speak. Neon, or really bright, loud colors, are also a good thing to avoid. Those colors have a habit of reflecting onto faces and skin, making it very difficult to correct later on. We are going for a natural, relaxed vibe in these photos, so it’s best to not have identical outfits for family members. Color coordination is wonderful, but it’s very distracting when outfits are matching without any variation. If you are having trouble, I recommend taking a look at maternity and newborn photos that you enjoy, and get a feel for the kinds of outfits that were worn in those photos. If you still have trouble and don’t know where to even begin, please reach out to me, I will gladly help!
Where will my session be held? Maternity and newborn sessions will take place in your home. Birth and Fresh48 sessions will take place in your birth space, wherever that may be. I use natural light for all of my sessions.
When do newborn sessions occur? Newborn sessions are usually within the first month of life. However, since I don’t require a sleepy baby for posing, I have flexibility with this time frame—older babies are welcome!
When do maternity sessions occur? It’s best to schedule maternity sessions for after 30 weeks of pregnancy, to ensure a nice, round belly. I would recommend scheduling before week 36, since those last weeks leading up to birth can be quite challenging for some. Ultimately, the precise timing is up to you.
How do I contact you for Birth and Fresh 48 sessions? We will have time to cover the finer details of those sessions after you book with me. I will send out e-mails with information you need. Generally, you will text or call my cell phone at the appropriate time, and I will head your way.
When and how will I get my digital photos? For newborn, maternity, and fresh 48 sessions, you will receive your photos in 3-4 weeks. For birth sessions, you will receive your photos in 10-12 weeks. All photos are hand-edited, print-ready, high-resolution, digital files, in both color and black & white, with a print-release, and will be available for viewing and downloading in a private, online gallery.
When, how, and where can I order prints or albums? You will receive your photos in a private, online gallery. You can download your images and print them on your own, or you can choose to order prints and albums easily through your online gallery. If you choose to order an album, you do not need to spend time and energy arranging the layout. Let me do that work for you. All you need to do is order and then enjoy your archival-quality album!
How do you choose which images are included in my gallery? I take time to review each image from our session, and I select the images I think are the best. I look for images that show intimacy, connection, and love within your family, as well as images that best represent my artistic style. Each session is unique, just like each family is unique.
What is the total cost? My prices are all-inclusive--you do not have to pay per image. The price of the session grants you access to your gallery images. The decision to order physical prints after the session is completely up to you. Visit my PRICING page to learn more.