WELCOME!

You are a wanderer. A dreamer. A closet romantic.

You’ve been waiting and planning and hoping and wondering.

You know that this will be one of the most important days of your life and you want to be able to relive the BEST parts over and over again.

You would love a little extra support and an extra pair of hands so that your partner can focus on YOU.

That’s where I come in.  I will slip quietly into your birth environment – holding space and helping out.  You can focus on your baby while I make beautiful and intimate photographs.  Imagery that will help you FEEL what it was like in that moment, SEE what was going on around you and UNDERSTAND how your birth has changed you.

The first time I photographed a birth I knew I wanted to do it over and over again.  My births were transformative experiences.  I was fortunate to have care providers that supported my choices and birth teams to affirm them. Giving birth to my daughters made me feel strong and alive.

I’ve photographed over 50 births in every kind of birth environment.  From planned caesareans to home births – twins, breech babies, first and fourth time mamas, women who were 18 and others who were 42.  I have been a part of surrogacy births and those of families who have had very long and winding roads to welcoming a baby into their lives.

“There is a crack, a crack in everything

that’s how the light gets in”

Leonard Cohen

It doesn’t matter to me where or how you choose to birth.  I only care that you have choice and support for those choices – that you focus on what you can control and work to let go of the rest.  I care that you are kind, patient and forgiving of yourself.  I will be there to help you navigate the road, affirm your choices and to help you remember.

ABOUT ME

I know it’s a bit weird to think of having a stranger at your birth but I promise by that time I won’t feel like one.  For now though, here are a few things you should know about me:

Marriage and motherhood is harder than I ever imagined it would be.

Some days I don’t shower.

I wear comfortable shoes.

I have worked as the only woman on an oil rig in Colombia and at the top of a large office tower on Bay Street.

I cut my hair short so I don’t have to brush it.

I miss my mom.

I have a great sense of direction but am spatially challenged – loading the dishwasher can bring me to tears.

I am an optimist. I always think I can squeeze in one extra thing making me 5 minutes late for our visits.

I hate being late!

When I’m alone I eat popcorn for dinner.

Do you love birth stories?  Some of my favourites are in the grid below!