Capturing those tender moments while your partner supports you through contractions, the smiles in between, the delivery and meeting your baby for the first time, and meeting other family members, tells the story of your baby's birthday. My role as your birth photographer is to document your birth quietly, unobtrusively and authentically, without judgement, preserving the sacredness of your birth space. I believe every birth deserves to be captured no matter how it unfolds. I tell each birth story by capturing the intimate details you might have missed or forgotten, and the emotional journey throughout your labor and delivery.
I become more than just your photographer, as I build relationships based on security and trust, and as part of your birth team, I serve my clients in any way I can. The safety of you and your baby are a top priority. Your professional medical team; your doctors, midwives, nurses will always take precedence to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. I will always work around them with the parameters I am given, while still capturing your birth story. These unconstrained and authentic moments don't recreate themselves and I hope to capture this special day in your life with images that will last lifetimes.
I am what is called a hybrid shooter. I shoot both film (yes, real film!) and digital. Both formats are great, which is why I choose to shoot with both. Normally you’ll see me with double straps, one side being a digital camera, and the other film. I love the dreamy and timeless look of film, and I love the dynamic range and quickness of digital.
Since shooting film is drastically different than shooting digital, I have to balance both throughout a birth, and afterward to ensure they are a cohesive final product for my clients. Over time, I've worked out an ideal workflow that makes the most sense for me.
All birth sessions are shot in black and white film and for lifestyle sessions I used a mixture of color, and black and white. Shooting film doesn’t affect my workflow and you will receive your images the same way and at the same time, combined with the digitals. Many clients opt to order 4x6" proof prints of their images, which I think is a gorgeous, fine-art way of keeping one's birth images.