Believe it or not, the first birth I ever photographed was when I was 16 and my cat gave birth! I continued to make photographs all through adulthood. In 2017 I photographed & filmed my first human birth. I have loved being behind the lens in the birth space.I truly feel that you are so beautiful and powerful during birth. My goal is to make images that YOU see the beauty and strength during the transformation
My love for all things birth began 23 years ago when I was pregnant with my 1st son. I was so prepared for labor and delivery but no one explained to me how everything would change the minute they laid him in my arms. I was a mother! I was overcome with a love that I had never experienced before. My one regret of the that day is I don’t have very many photos to look back on.
I went on to birth 7 more babies in 3 different countries. I have had home births, hospital births, and water births. I truly believe that all of my experience surrounding birth has prepared me for being a birth photographer and doula.
I am also a student midwife at Midwives College of Utah and I co-host a podcast called “Mindful Birth, Peaceful Earth” check it out here:
maternity image credit: snapshots by Jolene
I am also a credentialed Bereavement Doula through Stillbirthday. If you are in need of a bereavement doula or photographer Please contact me through my contact page. I offer this service free of charge.