I love nothing more than the moment of a new being arriving into this world. For many years, I thought I was meant to be there as a caregiving professional. I later realized that my role was to witness, to hold space and to create a tangible reminder. I now offer raw real documentary style images of your labor and birth. With the experience and capacity to be in and support the atmosphere of the birthing room, I am uniquely suited to capture your birth with reverence, with respect, with knowledge and with intuition. I am familiar with the nuance and nature of the labor and birth process and I strive to document the love, power, divinity and connection for you to remember and preserve.
We meet before the 36th week of your pregnancy to set the intention and vision for your birth images.
I am on call 24/7 to document your birth. I arrive once you are in active labor and stay 1-2 hours post-delivery. I am comfortable at home, birth center or hospital.
All professionally edited images (approximately 80-100) telling the story of your birth are delivered in both private online gallery and on custom flash drive.
From a recent client:
“The moments you captured are so powerful, and viewing them truly does reveal some new nuance to that day that I’d be unaware of before. They are a gift, and so very precious to me. Thank you for sharing your skill and experience with us, and for doing so in with what appeared to be fueled by awe and a generosity of presence. Your presence that day was a gift to our family. Thank you for being willing and able to hold space with us at such a tender time … I’m telling everyone I know to use you for birth photos!”
Birth Photography Fee: $1200
* 25% discount currently offered to Santa Barbara Birth Center and Santa Barbara Midwifery clients.
* I love this work, deeply and truly. If you feel called to have me at your birth, and cost is a concern, please open the conversation. Payment plans and creative proposals are always possible.