I'm absolutely thrilled to share that back in July, my birth photography was recognized and featured in Essentially MIDIRS, the journal of the United Kingdom's Midwifery Information and Resource Services (MIDIRS).
Essentially is a monthly professional journal distributed to midwives and students of midwifery world-wide to help maternity healthcare professionals and students succeed in their professional development and studies.
The article that features my work was written by Mariamni Plested. It explores the rising demand for birth photography and the reasons families are choosing it.
Many are using birth photography to record and document their birth experience, something that was almost unheard of only a few decades ago.
Plested does such a lovely job illuminating why birth photography is a wonderful art form to communicate the birth experience, both from the mother's perspective and the provider's perspective.
"Birth photography is documenting
the experience of normal birth and empowering women
to embrace their unique experience of birth
in a way that has the potential
to deeply challenge how birth
is usually portrayed in our culture." -Mariamni Plested
I'm honored to be able to provide such strong imagery to the world, to normalize this empowering and beautiful process, whether in or out of the hospital. It stands as my favorite area of photography.
Thanks to all the families who have invited me into the most intimate experience in their lives. It's been a pleasure to be able to document and preserves their stories. I'm looking forward to helping empower more in the future.
Please enjoy the full article here:
A New Form of Birth Art