"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." -Rajnessh
I am a professional birth photographer and certified doula passionate about supporting and documenting stories of families being born as they embark on their journey through parenthood.
My goal is to support you and empower while capturing your story during this incredible time in your family. These memories are the beginning of your family history and legacy. Birth photography and videography allow these moments to be suspended in time. The story of meeting your new baby and becoming a family forever documented for you to look back on.
As a trained and certified doula I provide emotional, informational and physical support. I consider my role to be “mothering the mothers”. To care for you, guide you, hold your hand and speak encouraging words. To know when to quietly hold space for you and when to lift you up. This is your birth. Your beginning. Your story.
Edited high resolution digital images from birth for you to freely print, send and share
HD video trailer of video clips from birth story.
How many birth photos will I receive? How long will be trailer video be?
I typically deliver between 100-200 images from a birth. Your trailer video will be anywhere between 2-5 minutes depending on the unique circumstances of your birth story.
Hi! I’m Jill. I first fell in love with supporting and documenting birth stories beginning in 2013 while working on a photographic essay for The New York Times. My 12 years of e xperience as a photographer, my background as a certified doula and my own experience as a mother of two has shaped how I serve my clients, guide them through planning and capture their legacy. I see my job as a complete joyful privilege that gives me a special window into the happiest and most emotional moments of your life!
I live near downtown Raleigh with my husband, two babies and five dogs in a house on a hill with a tree swing out front. When I’m not behind the camera I’m fine tuning the interior of our home we’ve spent the last year renovating and making our own. I love spending time outside, cooking in my sun soaked kitchen and getting lost in design blogs. Coffee is my total love language and speaking of, I’d love to treat you to a cup! Let’s schedule a virtual coffee date. I’d love to hear more about what you’re looking for in a photographer and help you out of that stressed, overwhelmed and anxious feeling! Let’s get started!