(C) 2014 Michelle Garey Photography
(C) 2014 Michelle Garey Photography

Michelle Garey is Denver's professional birth photographer and videographer


Michelle Garey is Denver's professional birth photographer and videographer

About Denver birth photographer Michelle Garey...

Nothing inspires me more than the welcoming of a new life into this world. I've been honored to witness and document 80+ births over the past 5 years. I’m passionate about capturing those small, fleeting, yet tender moments… things parents might not notice even as they’re happening, like dad's reaction as he sees his child for the first time, or sympathetic gestures and auras of love from support people.

denver birth photographer Michelle Garey

There’s something so special about helping families to weave together their stories through birth photography and videography. 

When a mom tells me her images allowed her to truly behold the beauty of her story, and to feel empowered and strong and womanly, I know I've done my job. 

I was born in Idaho and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. My husband and I have recently relocated to Denver, where we live with our rescue dogs, Gunner and Gertrude. I'm the blessed aunt to five kiddos, I sneeze in sets of 6 or 8, I helped to save a dog's life during her C-section, I am an insomniac, I made the Worst Dressed list during Mercedes Benz Fashion week, I've been frisked in a women's prison in Peru, and I wear boots year-round.

When I'm not on call, I love getting out into the wilderness for challenging backpacking trips with my husband.

Why birth photography, you ask? Click here to read why I'm so passionate about what I do!


Comments from my clients - Michelle Garey

Comments from my clients - Michelle Garey

Comments from my clients


Elegant Birth Photography in Denver, Colorado

Elegant Birth Photography in Denver, Colorado

Featured birth stories:


Your Baby's Birthday - Denver Birth Photography

Your Baby's Birthday - Denver Birth Photography

Your baby's birthday

Birth Photography Denver - Michelle Garey

I am on call for you 24-7, ready to drop everything at any given moment to join you as you labor. As soon as you think you might be going into labor, snatch up your phone and give me a ring. Even if you’re experiencing early labor, it’s nice to have a little heads-up that changes are occurring. After all, I'd far rather be early than late. 

Think of me as part of your birth team. I’m present during early labor, delivery, and post-delivery, quietly and respectfully documenting your story. Ultimately, if I’m doing my job correctly, you shouldn’t notice my presence much at all. 

After your little one is here, I do my best to capture his or her first moments of life, including the first breath, first cry, and first peek!

Following your baby's birth day, your images are handled with respect and care. It's of utmost importance to me that your trust and comfort level are never breached.


Denver Birth Photography Packages

Denver Birth Photography Packages

The investment

Starting at $525


The Afterglow

This is the perfect option for clients who prefer a private birth experience, but still seek to have those first moments captured. This session is held at the birthplace within 48 hours following birth.


Birth Photos

A variety of birth photography packages are available, with the option to add on the Maternity Session and Newborn Session for a complete and beautiful birth storybook. 


Birth Films

Birth videography packages are newly available in 2017. Booking only one film per month on a first-come basis. Birth story films can also be added onto photo packages. Private options available.

The Maternity Session

The Maternity Session

The maternity session is an opportunity for a little dress-up and a bit of adventure! Booking priority is given to birth clients.


The Newborn Session

In-home newborn sessions are convenient and fun! Have a baby, be home, and I do the rest! Booking priority is given to birth clients.

The Herbal Bath

The postpartum herbal bath is loaded with benefits... just one of those being a gorgeous photo opportunity!


Birth Storybooks

It’s all about the book!

Yessireebob, I do give mommies the digital files of their birth stories, and while I do offer a package that doesn’t include the storybooks, I’d hate for parents to go without an absolutely stunning birth storybook they will treasure, share, and pass down from generation to generation. (Kids love looking through their storybooks and honoring their beginnings!) These books are large, beautifully bound, printed on thick, archival-quality paper made to last, and the pages lay flat for the best possible display. See a sample birth story book.



Denver birth photography: Publications

Denver birth photography: Publications

Featured in:


Experienced Birth Photography in Denver, Colorado

Experienced Birth Photography in Denver, Colorado



Providers I've worked with:

  • Mountain Midwifery Birth Center
  • Baby and Company
  • Kim Lenderts, CLC, CCCE, CPM, RM
  • Thirteenth Moon Midwifery, RN, CNM, MSN
  • Gina Gerboth, RM, CPM, IBCLC
  • Kathryn Raynes, CPM, RM
  • Maren Wood, CPM, RM
  • Nedra Wilson, CPM, RM
  • Beth Karberg, CPM
  • Janelle Boyington, RM, CPM
  • Sena Johnson, RM
  • Gina Penka, BS, IBCLC

Hospitals I've worked in:

  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Foothills Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • Avista Adventist Hospital
  • Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
  • Aurora Regional Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital North
  • The Women's Clinic
  • South Denver OB/GYN
  • Saint Anthony's North
  • Rose Midwifery
  • McKee Medical Center
  • Banner Fort Collins Medical Center

Areas I service:

  • Denver, CO
  • Aurora, CO
  • Parker, CO
  • Castle Rock, CO
  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Centennial, CO
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Boulder, CO