(C) 2014 Michelle Garey Photography
(C) 2016 Michelle Garey : Denver Birth Photographer
(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

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!


Comments from my clients - Michelle Garey

Comments from my clients - Michelle Garey

Comments from my clients

(C) 2016 Michelle Garey : Denver Birth Photographer

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 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.


Denver Birth Photography Packages

Denver Birth Photography Packages

The investment

Starting at $525 for non-birth sessions. Please inquire for more detailed information.


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


BabyCenter - April 2017

Photos prove c-sections as worthy of praise and pride as vaginal births.

Midwifery Today Magazine - Autumn 2016

Birth Is A Human Rights Issue

BabyCenter - November 2016

This is the expression you make after giving birth in the car

BabyCenter - April 2016

When baby won’t wait: Photos of an unassisted home birth

The Huffington Post - January 2016

39 Candid Photos That Capture The Beauty Of Midwifery

BabyCenter - November 2015

One skilled photographer, 55 births, all the emotions

Midwifery Today Magazine - Winter 2015

Reclaiming Birth Within Community by Sister MorningStar

Midwifery Today Magazine - Autumn 2015

The Birthing Pool Test by Michel Odent

Midwifery Today Magazine - Summer 2015

My Experience with OP Babies by Lisa Goldstein

MamaMia - May 2015

The photos that capture the beautiful bond we have with our midwives

UCHealth - Spring 2015

Healthy Women - Medical Center of the Rockies - Poudre Valley Hospital

Buzzfeed - April 2015

31 Birth Photos That Will Take You Back To The Moment You Became A Mother



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
  • Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

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