You’re snuggled with your squishy baby, born just 24 hours ago.

You had a professional birth photographer with you the entire day.

You feel your shoulders relax, knowing you get to relive every single detail through your photos.

imagine this..

picture this

remember

Even the moments you missed - like the way your partner looks at you when you’re not watching.

You close your eyes, remembering how intense labor was, and how strong you feel now that you’re on the other side.

Don’t you deserve to have this day remembered forever?

everlasting

The moment you lift your baby up and bring them to your chest, tears streaming down your face.

Sit back and relax, knowing everything is being documented.

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forever

Both my births were with midwives. One at a birth center, and one at home. When I say I understand what kind of birth you want, you should know that I really get it.

Welcome friend!
I'm Natalie

We live on a small farm where we raise chickens, goats, and grow our own food. I love babywearing, cloth diapering, and I'm pretty sure there's nothing a little breastmilk can't fix! 

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Now I'm an award winning birth photographer in Portland, Oregon.

But how did I get here?

Here's my story.

my dream home birth

Am I grateful to have this photo?
Yes, of course!

I'll never be able to thank my mom enough for capturing this for me.

But I'll always regret not having professional photos to show my daughter the day she was born.

Don't we deserve
better than this?

here it is

I felt so F-ing victorious! But all the pictures I have are blurry.

this is how my love for
birth photography started.

blurry photo of my home birth

My phone rings. It's 2AM, and I'm asleep. I tear back the covers, fly out of bed and head to your birth.

now:

No matter what time of day, I love getting that call!

today

I want to be woken up, because

behind the scenes at a birth

I care about your birth.

Birth only happens once.
You're gonna want to remember this.

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International Award Winning Birth Photographer

and absolutely worth every penny."

stunning

natalie's work is

"

AMANDA, PORTLAND OREGON

Portland Birth Photographer

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1.

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Spots are limited.

I only accept a limited number of births each month.
Call to check availability for your due date.

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You can still have birth photography during covid-19. I attend  birth center, hospital, and home births. Portland area hospitals are allowing doula-photographers with proof of certification.

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exhale and relax, knowing everything is being documented

Portland Birth Photography

When you choose to have me at your birth, you’re getting more than just a birth photographer. For me, birth work is an all-consuming passion and my greatest source of joy. I’ve always known that what I do should have a deeper purpose, feel sacred, and connected to a higher pursuit. I’m driven by this fire that’s alive inside of me for birth photography; this is something I was born to do.

Birth photography is right for you if...

You want to remember the day your baby was born


It’s a bigger deal than your wedding day


You can’t get this experience back


You want your partner to be in the moment (not watching through a camera)


You’ll be able to relax knowing that the photos are taken care of


You know you’ll regret it if you don’t

"I never expected to cherish birth photos so much but I am so amazed with Natalie's work! There was so much love, pain and determination during my labor and she captured every emotion that came up. You will not be disappointed."
- Rachel, Portland OR

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Portland Birth Doula

Trained as a birth & labor doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator, some people call me a birth nerd. From how to prepare before birth, to common interventions, navigating hospital birth, optimal body positioning, choosing the right birth center, and having a home birth, I'm your new BFF & walking birth encyclopedia. And if I don't know something, I have the humility to say so and I'll look for the evidence-based information to answer your questions. I see myself as a lifelong learner, always seeking out the latest and most up to date information.

At your birth, I offer advocacy, physical, emotional and verbal support. My goal is to empower you to make the decision that’s best for you, based on the evidence and your own intuition, so you have the birth you've been dreaming of.

Who I am:

  • I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor

  • I use swear words on the regular

  • Informed choice is important to me, expect lots of information sharing

  • I want us to spend time together, connecting and listening

  • You are important to me. I dedicate a lot of time to learning who you are and what you want for your birth

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My values as your doula:

You feel respected


You feel safe


You understand your options


YOU make the choices about your birth

"Natalie helped me make informed decisions and then fully supported my choices in an unbiased and gentle way."
- Kyra, Portland OR

Birth and Covid-19

Natalie is currently approved to attend births at:

✓ OHSU
✓ Providence
✓ Kaiser
✓ Legacy
✓ Adventist
✓ All home births
✓ All free-standing birth centers

updated: 6/30/2022

Natalie with laboring client, performing "shake the apple tree" from Spinning Babies

Portland Birth Videography

While photos bring a certain memory to life, and you can look at them in an album or a frame, seeing the movement and hearing the sounds of labor has a much more emotional quality to it. When I create a birth video, I select music that’s evocative, emotional, and crescendos with the moment of birth. I find that seeing your baby being born on video is highly emotional, and hearing their first cries, the words you first spoke them, never fails to take you right back to that moment for years to come.

Common questions:

Can you do video and photo both?

     Yes! I'm able to switch seamlessly
     between photo and video so you
     can have both.


Do I have to choose between photo or video at the moment of birth?

    You can choose either one, but I
    recommend video for the moment of
    birth. I can pull still images from your
    footage!

"If you’re looking for someone who will capture all those magical moments on video, then I highly recommend Natalie. She is worth every dime."
- Katelyn, Portland OR

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starting
at

$1700

"Hiring Natalie was by far the best investment that we made."
- Jen, Portland OR

payment plan available

"Natalie is not only a talented artist, but as a parent and a doula, she understands and honors birth in a way that is respectful, supportive, intimate, and intuitive. This is reflected by the power and beauty of her art. The images she captured far exceeded our expectations. Not only is she an incredible photographer, but I was hardly even aware that she was taking photos at all.

Natalie is also a comforting and supportive presence--precisely the qualities you want among those who will be present while you give birth.

Her art is a worthy investment to capture the memories of life's most profound moments."

R.R. of Portland, OR

respectful, supportive, intuitive

J.B. of Portland, OR

"Amazing experience. I was so hesitant about birth photography because of the cost and having a "stranger" in the room. Boy was I wrong!

Natalie becomes part of your birth team and is the best advocate during labor.

Her photos capture the most amazing moments of a woman's life; birthing her baby!

It was worth every penny. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have Natalie capture our family's biggest milestone."

worth every penny

"Hiring Natalie as a doula and photographer was totally worth it. She is validating of all the crazy pregnancy emotions and encouraging of your personal choices while also able to educate and share research on things that feel overwhelming when it comes to decision making.

She has a way of making you feel like a trusted friend and talking with her is easy. The time she puts in before your labor builds trust and comfort which makes having an essential stranger capture something very intimate feel comfortable.

From first phone call Natalie has a way of anchoring natural rapport and making you feel valued and important. Your birth is important to her and that sentiment is felt."

A.D. of Portland, OR

a trusted friend