I hope I never miss a birth, but I have to be realistic that there is always a possibility it could happen one day. In order to give you peace of mind and the best possible insurance that your birth story will be captured beautifully, I have hand selected four of my favorite fellow birth photographers in the Jacksonville area to assist me as my backups.
In the event that two mamas go into labor simultaneously or something else unforeseeable happens, we can contact one of these sweet ladies to capture your birth story for you. All else will continue as planned and discussed in our consult.
I want you to have the opportunity to “get to know them” a little just in case:
“Hi! I’m Erin!
I’m so grateful for each opportunity I have to photograph a birth story and honored to be a backup birth photographer for Ingrid. I photographed my first birth in Nicaragua in 2008, before I even knew that birth photography was a “thing”. My love for photographing births only seems to be growing. Since that first birth I documented, I’ve sought to grow and develop skillset by studying under a world-renowned documentary photographer who has taught me the power of pictures that make you feel something. Documenting the connections and emotions is such an incredible experience and I love being able to give families photographs they can treasure as their children change and grow each year. Congratulations to you as you welcome your new little one!”
Enjoy a little of Erin’s work:
“Hi! I’m Melissa!
I’m an introverted, T-shirt wearing, animal loving, nature admiring, lucky wife, mother of 3, photography and birth obsessed lady.
I have always been interested in photos and the story behind them. As a kid, I would go through my grandmother’s old photo albums any chance I got! Her face used to light up as she recalled the events and people in the pictures. Photography was always a fun hobby for me during my youth. My ah-ha moment was when I saw photos of a birth. WOW! Such raw emotion during the most important day in a parent’s life!”
View a sampling of Melissa’s work:
“Hi. I’m Mary.
I’m a wife. A mom. A pediatric occupational therapist. A photographer. Those little cuties you see with me are my beautiful little muses. They are the inspiration behind my journey in photography. The journey that started the month my daughter was born.
Becoming a mom has brought so many beautiful, funny, messy, and fleeting moments. Photography has become my way of capturing and holding onto those gorgeous moments. It’s been amazing to be able to capture so many of their sweet moments that my mommy brain would have likely forgotten by now.”
Here is a sampling of Mary’s birth work:
“Hi. I’m Dallas.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville. I picked up my camera in 2008 to do my friend’s senior pictures and I never put it down. I continued to do photography throughout college for friends and families as a hobby. In 2012 I launched my photography business photographing sweet snuggly babies. More recently I cooked up a little baby of my own, my sweet Alexis. I rocked a natural labor and delivery and fell in love with all things birth. Now I am building my business around new tiny humans and their awesome families.”
Enjoy some of Dalla’s birth work: