After moonlighting as the self-appointed "Artistic Director" in our pregnancy/family picture-taking, I finally took up the camera myself to capture my perspective—whimsical, tender, and always flattering. Our newborn provided me with an easy and willing subject; I practically watched her grow millimeter by millimeter.
As a a photographer, a birth-worker, and as a mother whose birth was videoed and photographed (the products of which are mostly unsharable outside my immediate family), I have a very clear and practical perspective of what birth photography ought to be and a keen eye for composition.
A woman in birth can be powerful and uninhibited; birth photos can celebrate that respectfully. There is a thin, subjective line between sacred and profane, intimate and explicit. I will get to know you and work with you to understand your comfort level.
Your birth is the story of You. My artistic aim is to capture the moment, tell a story of this blessed event, distill the emotion, honor the relationships, and to create a shareable legacy of your experience while being unobtrusive and respectful of your needs. As such, my naturalistic, spontaneous style stems from photojournalism rather than studio work.
Samples of my photography/art direction can be seen all over my website as well as below. I am currently available for birth photography, in-home/location-based pregnancy photo sessions (including baby showers & blessingways) & in-home newborn family portraiture (within 2-4 weeks postpartum).
I offer a non-committal consultation to discuss your needs. Photography packages include the session itself, photo-editing, and edited digital images on CD as well as an additional consultation (preferably during the last trimester) to set mutual expectations, time frame, and logistics.
I am also available to edit existing birth & pregnancy photos more artistically.