Internationally Published Portland, Oregon based birth photographer and Featured on Birth Becomes You and Lookslikefilm. Awarded one of LOOKSLIKEFILM'S Artist of the year 2017. Awarded top 27 in LOOKSLIKFILMS’S Birth Photographer of 2018.
Supporting and documenting families and babies in their earthside transition is an incredibly honoring experience. Each birth story so different, the images captured take you back to that moment no matter how many births you've witnessed. I do this work to empower families and women, to support their decisions and capture their birth journey as it unfolds for timeless memories.
My name is Jessie, I am a wife, a mother and a lover of all people. I am truly passionate about my work and honestly believe I am living out my dream job. I have over eight years experience in professional photography, specializing in birth and lifestyle for four years. My favorite sessions are just families doing life together, creating memories and bonding. I have 5 years experience as a birth doula so I have a great knowledge of the birth space and how to honor that space remaining unobtrusive while I document your story.
My job as a labor doula is to ensure that you and your partner feel safe, confident and supported through all stages from pregnancy to childbirth. Doulas are never to replace a partner in birth but act as a choreographer in your birth dance. I believe that every laboring person deserves to have a team behind them, supporting and encouraging them through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
As your Birth Photographer my role is to document your birth story in a way that honors your journey. My style reflects an organic approach as I generally work with provided natural light. In those cases that I need to utilize a flash it will be respectful and as close to the birth environment as possible. My clients value my birth education as I know the processes and phases of birth in and out of the hospital system.
ALL families are welcomed. I honor birth in the home, birthing center or within the hospital.
I am formally trained through toLabor. The mantra of toLabor is:
There is room for compassion
in every birth
It is a civil right
It is a human right
I have over 6 years experience in professional photography, my style reflects a journalistic view which captures the moments of birth beautifully.