Category: Documenting Maternity

An Intimate Home Birth Photographed in Low Light

I’ve been fortunate to be given access into the lives of photo subjects, such as in my long-form photo project Girls…Now Women, about women I met as teens in foster care. I’ve gotten to know their children over the years. However, I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to document someone delivering a child. The first time […]

Gender Reveal Photo Session Ideas with Documentary approach

A Baby Gender Reveal with a Documentary Approach

What do you do when rescheduling a planned outdoor session is simply not an option? First, you look for a covered location; I usually run to a college campus, or a catholic school (their architecture are usually nice for families or couples sessions). This time was different. I felt inspired and my client was into […]

The In-Home Documentary Maternity Session for Sarah + Jean

When I began to do research for my first maternity session, I felt like I kept finding pregnancy cliches – heart hands, chiffon over bellies, baby shoes – but I rarely found photos that told me something unique about the couple being photographed. And then on Pinterest, I came across a black and white photo […]

Making a Connection With Your Client While Making Pictures of Her In Pregnancy

I won’t lie. Like many photographers, it took me awhile to find my feet. I began as a filmmaker and threw myself headfirst into the wedding industry, falling head over heels in love with photography along the way. I was happy with my work, but after awhile, I knew that the culture of high expectations in […]

Self Portraits of Maternity Life Inspired Through Peri-Natal Depression

The first image in this story stopped me in my tracks over on Instagram. I wanted to crawl back in bed and be as comfy as she looked! Little did I know, there was a darker story behind this photo that I couldn’t see on the surface. Photographer Justine Curran created a series to savor […]

A Maternity Outing with Soon-to-Be Big Brother

Melania and I used to work part-time together at a coffee shop. We had so much in common that not much has stood in the way of our friendship throughout the years. Being an art educator, she’s always loved + valued photography. Naturally, when she became pregnant with her first child, she asked if I’d […]

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18 Stunning Self Portraits of Motherhood + Inspiring Community

Self Portraits of Motherhood Founder, Ellen Covey Photographer, Ellen Covey, sent me a Facebook message that changed my photography game. She invited me to the group she created for aspiring + elite photographers to connect all based on one topic: Self Portraits of Motherhood.  Since Ellen has started this group, it’s grown fast and has now evolved […]

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