My first real introduction to all things birth started when I became pregnant with my first child. I happened to come across a movie you may have heard about called "The Business of Being Born" back in 2011. Since then, I haven't looked at birthing the same.
After having both my children at a beautiful birth center, I knew my heart was with birth work. It brings me so much joy when I can physically show another woman how strong she was throughout her birth, how she labored so powerfully, bringing her brand new baby into this world. I want you to see this amazing, beautiful, sacred, God given miracle the way it was intended. This is the most important day of your life. The moment that changes history and brings a new present. Becoming mother.
I grew up in Arizona and found cacti, colorful sunsets, and monsoon season to be staples of my childhood. When living in Northern New York I came across simple living, beautiful scenery, and an experience my young adult self couldn’t have dreamed of. Now God has brought me here, to Kansas City. I'm blessed to call Kansas my current home.
You and your partner should be comfortable with me so much so that you won’t even notice I’m in the room and I can be added to your birth space with your trust. The trust it takes for someone to be added to one of the most sacred spaces of life. I am always deeply honored to witness the immense power that only women have to bring another life into this world.
I've co-slept, baby wore, and even cloth diapered.
Extended breastfeeding, delayed cord clamping, essential oils using, good ole crunchy mom.
My husband and I have 4 kiddos together. We coparent, take adventures, and live life for our savior.
Within 24 hours after your birth, I will share 1-2 photos for you to share to announce your birth if you would like. The rest of the gallery usually takes about 2-4 weeks for me to get them to you. I do hand edit each photo to create a cohesive gallery. The amount is based on the package you choose.
Sharing birth photos helps normalize birth for other moms and showing what women's bodies can do naturally in all scenarios. Only with permission would I share your photos. Most moms have no problems sharing their birth photographs, however, if you would like to keep yours private, I will ALWAYS honor that decision. Your privacy matters to me.
If plans change unexpectedly or not, I will photograph every step of the process- hospital permitting. If cesarean birth is what happens, it is important to talk with your provider to let them know you would like your certified professional birth photographer/doula in the OR.
Depending on which package you have chosen, will determine the length I will stay for your labor. Not all labors are the same, however, I will be with your throughout your active laboring time.
Communication is absolutely VITAL when it comes to this as births are incredibly unpredictable. Please stay in contact with me as things change and progress. I will come prepared to photograph everything I can, including the golden hour.
Baby comes when they want to, making birth unpredictable. I am on call for you 24/7, ready at a moments notice, even in the middle of the night.
As your photographer, I will join you while you are in active labor. As your doula, I will join you at the onset of active labor.
Yes absolutely! We will meet at least once before your birth (preferably at your home) to discuss your birth plan, what photos you are dreaming about having and those that you aren't really about having in your gallery.
Honestly, the sooner the better, i only take a select number of births every month to ensure each mama is getting the absolute best from me. If you are sure I am the photographer for you, its best to secure your spot sooner than later.