I’m an activist with a bit of a sticker (and hat!) obsession, and an addiction to reading nonfiction. I am a Birth Arts International trained doula and childbirth educator. I’m always learning; it’s one of my favorite things to do. I’ve taken birth photography training with Birth Becomes You, where some of my images have also been featured! I also take several doula webinars and workshops every year to stay up to date and informed. Truthfully, my biggest regret with both of my births is that I didn’t hire a photographer. For my first, there is one picture of me in labor and one photo where it’s unclear whether the baby is even on my chest yet or not. For my second, a midwife took photos on a cell phone camera (which was awful!). Every single one is blurry, but I at least ended up with something that time! The thing I underestimated (twice) is just how much I wanted those pictures to look at in the following days, weeks, months, years to come. How I would long to relive the experience without much to bring me back. These are the two most important days of my life, of course I want pictures to remember them by! I often wonder how much of an impact that could have made for my mental health in those first few days and weeks. Birth photography isn’t just about the photos– it’s a living, breathing story. It’s a story of transformation for you and everyone involved. It’s a story you’ll want to pass down to your kids.
I offer birth photography, newborn, pregnancy (maternity) photography, postpartum herbal baths, and family photography. Doula services are available to add on to your birth photography packages as well. Sliding scale discounts available for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ families.