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.
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 now live in Denver with our large 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 and videography, you ask? Click here to read why I'm so passionate about what I do!
I take only 3 births per month. This reduces the chance of conflict with other moms and ensures that you receive my undivided attention. 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 heads-up. Even if you’re experiencing early labor, it’s nice to know that you're experiencing change.
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.
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.
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 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 is an opportunity for a little dress-up and a bit of adventure! Booking priority is given to birth clients.
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 postpartum herbal bath is loaded with benefits... just one of those being a gorgeous photo opportunity!
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.
BabyCenter - April 2017
Midwifery Today Magazine - Autumn 2016
BabyCenter - November 2016
BabyCenter - April 2016
The Huffington Post - January 2016
BabyCenter - November 2015
Midwifery Today Magazine - Winter 2015
Midwifery Today Magazine - Autumn 2015
Midwifery Today Magazine - Summer 2015
MamaMia - May 2015
UCHealth - Spring 2015
Healthy Women - Medical Center of the Rockies - Poudre Valley Hospital
Buzzfeed - April 2015
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