Mattaux's Birth Story - Cincinnati Birth Photographer

Mackenzie is one of my favorite people and Matteux's birth story is one of my favorites. It's pretty obvious that I love my job as a birth worker to anyone who meets me. I realize, often, that I have to reign it in because not everyone wants to her about placentas, face presentations and hip squeezes oh my! I love all my birth clients but it's a really incredible thing when those clients turn into good friends. 

At Mackenzie's consultation I knew we'd have a relationship well past the birth of her son. She is light. She is kindness. She mother's intuitively and loves unconditionally. She's also a doula, aspiring midwife and childbirth educator. I knew that I wouldn't have to worry about Mackenzie keeping me updating on her progress and labor. 

A few days prior to the birth I got a text saying that she thought it would be within the next few days. I always love these texts because it gives me a good idea that I should start changing my routine - driving separate to events, staying close to home, all that good stuff. On the day of the birth I got a call that Mackenzie was having mild contractions that were intensified after she left the chiropractor. She said that her and her family where going to get food and then headed home and she'd let me know if anything changed. Maybe an hour later I get another call and it's Mackenzie. I can't understand anything she's saying so I just say "Meet you at your house?" and get in my car and GO. 

I get to the house shortly after the midwife and it's a go. As a birth photographer I'm used to walking into a room, quickly assessing the situation and whipping out my camera. Mackenzie had the best support team. Her midwives, Brie and Meghan from Women's Wisdom Cincinnati, were incredible and her doula Caroline knew exactly what physical and emotional support she needed. Most importantly her husband Adam was an amazing birth partner and was so active in the labor and delivery of sweet Mattaux. Adam actually helped to catch the baby when he was born!

Home birth is such an amazing experience. Laboring and delivering in a space where you are comfortable is so empowering and the look on Mackenzie's face still brings tears to my eyes. It certainly didn't hurt having the birthing dream team on her side but all the credit goes to this amazingly strong mama who trusted her body to safely bring her son into the world. 

After some skin to skin time with mom and dad Mattaux was separated from his cord in a cord burning ceremony and we were all lucky enough to sing happy birthday to this new tiny miracle. 

Mackenzie is such an advocate for birth and birth support for women and families of color. She felt it was such an important thing to share these images and show that doulas are for everyone and that home birth is accessible to all families. 

Mackenzie, Adam & Family - Thank you for inviting me into your home, thank you for making me an honorary family member. I was so honored to document your sweet rainbow baby and can't wait to watch you change the world. 

All my love,



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Happy Birthday Kate - Cincinnati Family Photographer

It's such an amazing feeling when we get to document the first birthday of one of our birth story babies. There's something that feels so full and complete about watching them grow through their first year. Kate, Erin and Ben are some of our favorites and we couldn't be more excited to have done this shoot. Kate's mom is a superwoman and has worked so hard to not only kick butt as a mom but pursue graduate school for nursing. Congrats to all three of you on an amazing first year!





Thatcher's Birth Story - Cincinnati Birth Photographer

I was unbelievably excited to photograph Thatcher's birth. I met this sweet babe's Mom and Pop at Cincinnati Baby Expo and Kelsey turned out to the daughter of a dear friend of mine. It's a small world isn't it? This sweet boy was three years in the making. He was dreamed of, prayed for, and so very loved. His mama was a warrior and I'm so happy to share the story of his birth with you.  Kelsey and Candace thank you for letting us document the moment you became a family of three.

All my love,




I'm a birth photographer

I'm a birth photographer. That title feels as natural to me as my name. As natural as daughter, sister, and friend. It means that I will give up birthday parties and vacations and dinner to join you at 2 am to welcome your baby into this world. It means I will fetch cold wash cloths and towels and give reassuring smiles when you think you can't do this anymore because you really...really can. It means I will do my very best so that you can look back and remember the birth of your child as if it were yesterday. I will honestly and respectfully tell your story. 

I never planned on becoming a serious business owner. Cincinnati has plenty of incredible photographers  - they certainly weren't suffering without me. I picked up a camera because capturing moments felt special. Life goes by so insanely fast and to be able to freeze a moment for someone felt like a gift. When I started with photography I practiced on family and friends and it was fun and it was a break from my day job. I love art and photography was an outlet for my creativity but it never felt like more than a hobby. 

I've always been in love with local photographer Annie Varland's work. She's incredible and talented and kind and she would light up when she talked about birth photography. I had a brief period of time when I had wanted to be a labor and delivery nurse so I thought maybe this could be my niche. After my first birth I knew. Birth photography is my calling. 

I'm a birth photographer.

In my bones. In my soul. It's part of me. Capturing the quiet moments when a laboring mother gathers strength to power through transition or the exact moment when a man becomes a father is honestly the best thing I've ever done with my life. 

To all the families who have trusted me to be part of the welcoming committee for their newest little loves - Thank you. Thank you for letting me share in your story and thank you for so graciously letting me help you to tell it. 



Erin + Ben's Maternity Session

Erin and Ben are adorable. They are super in love and they are having a baby! When they suggested their session take place at Rentschler Preserve in Hamilton I was a little apprehensive because I like to scout out my locations before a shoot but I said what the heck and we did it. Let me tell you it was stunning. Erin wins the prize for "best location picker outer". I could not get enough of this session and this couple. I can't wait to photograph their little one. 

The Wirth Family's Special Announcement I Cincinnati Family Photographer

I have been anxiously awaiting the time when I could write this post because I'm just so excited! I was lucky enough to be the photographer for Amanda and Nick's wedding last November at the gorgeous Leapin' Lizard Lounge in Covington, KY. The wedding was beautiful, and Amanda and Nick are so in love. They have an adorable son and.....are expecting another baby!!!!!!!

Their session was so much fun and I can't wait to meet their new little one. 


Blaire + Matt - Engagement Photography

I love engagement sessions. It's so much fun to see how a couple interacts. There's so much excitement surrounding this time in someone's life and it relates so well on "film". Every once in a while I meet a couple that make my heart skip a beat. Blaire and Matt are that couple. Not only are they gorgeous but their relationship is effortless. They laugh and joke and are comfortable being themselves around each other. The beautiful Ault Park was our backdrop for the day and we had a great time. I can't wait to work with them again!

Blair and Matt, I know you have nothing but a bright future ahead of you. Thank you for letting me capture your amazing relationship for you!

The Lewis/Searing's Fall Photos - Cincinnati Family Photography

I've been lucky enough to know Lindsay Searing for most of my life so when she asked me to take their fall family photos it was a no-brainer. Aren't they just gorgeous? I can't get over the color scheme. Fall family photography sessions are my favorite. The world feels so cozy in Autumn and I think that reads through in the photographs. 

Thanks again Lindsay and Nita. I'm so glad you love your pictures!


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Henry's Birth - Cincinnati Birth Photographer

I had the privilege of being part of the amazing group of people to welcome baby Henry into the world. I'm extremely fond of this little guys parents and he's lucky enough to join 3 older brothers who smother him with lots of kisses. 

Shannon and Alex thank for you letting me be a tiny part of your beautiful boy's birth. 


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