I married my actual best friend.
I raise free-range chickens...and 4 free-range children.
I grow organic food on my urban homestead, and support my local farmer's markets.
I listen to music constantly, and attend all the concerts I possibly can.
I rescue animals from shelters.
I bake sweet treats for all my loved ones.
I am a total foodie.
I birth at home.
I tell horrible dad jokes.
I live on coffee and sarcasm.
Sweet Words from Past Clients:
"There are quite a few incredible birth photographers in our area, and I knew I had to meet with each of them to really know who I would be able to choose to attend my birth. After meeting with Natalie in-person, I knew I didn't have to meet with any more photographers, we just clicked. Not only does she have an impressive birth portfolio, and her prices are extremely fair for what birth coverage entails, but she truly is so fun to work with. Natalie will be the first person to know when I am pregnant again (well, besides my husband, of course!) because I couldn't imagine anyone else being able to photograph the process like she does so beautifully."
"My husband unexpectedly left me during my pregnancy, but Natalie made me feel safe and loved during a very dark time in my life. She helped me as a freshly single, postpartum mom, and I cannot thank her enough for making this such an amazing, positive experience when it could have been the worst of my life..."
"When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our second child late last year, we were overjoyed but also very nervous. We were determined to have a more positive outcome than last time, and were really looking forward to having doula support for this birth. When we sat down for our consultation with Natalie early on in our pregnancy, she instantly put us at ease, and made sure we felt heard and respected. Fast forward to labor: she was INCREDIBLE!!! I knew she was good at what she does, that was obvious from her work online, but she was there for whatever my husband and I needed. I honestly felt like she was doing a million things at once, and I do not know HOW she even took pictures the whole time, but I received the most amazing birth story back a few weeks later. The images that she captured of our story are priceless, and every time I look at them I am filled with happiness and appreciation for her craft. I don’t think I could have another baby without her being there, that’s how thankful I am for her. We love you so much, Natalie!!"
"After a couple years of looking at Natalie's work, I knew I wanted her to document the birth of our third child. Her work is beautiful and perfectly captures the emotion and feel of the room. However, not only is she a fabulous photographer; she is very passionate about birth and mothers. This shows through as Natalie was quick to offer help, fill up my water bottle and offered emotional support when needed. She made me feel valued and supported as a laboring mom, and if we are blessed with another pregnancy, I will happily ask Natalie to be a part of our birth again...!"
"We love the images we received from Natalie! We chose her to document the home-birth of our third baby and she did such an amazing job. The moments she captured are priceless and her personality is perfect for the birthing atmosphere. Warm, gentle and completely laid back. If you're looking for someone who perceives all that is beautiful about birth and makes you feel comfortable and unpressed during the process, it's Natalie!"
"Natalie went above and beyond: She was discreet, thorough, and made my partner and I feel extremely comfortable from the very beginning. She was so professional, but at the same time, felt like a dear friend. She was non-intrusive during my labor and delivery, even with flash! All around, very impressed and would ABSOLUTELY hire her again for any future births."
"After our first photographer canceled, I felt very let down and afraid that we wouldn't be able to find someone to document the birth of our baby in time. Natalie was recommended by a friend and was able to get us on her schedule, even though she had another momma due very close to my due date. She was so personable and friendly and we hired her right away. She was at our house in an instant after I called, it seemed, and I didn't even notice her during my labor, until after our baby came and I couldn't help but keep showing her off. The images came out incredibly beautiful. We adore them. We adore Natalie and are hiring her to document the birth of our third baby this fall. Not only did I get some gorgeous photos of one of the most important days of our lives, but I gained a friend."
"It wasn't until my third pregnancy that we decided to hire a birth photographer and I wasn't sure what to expect, but Natalie fully met and exceeded all of our expectations! Her presence during labor was unobtrusive and calm, and I did not realize how much her photos would impact my birth experience until I saw them. Instead of a few candid pictures showing me sweaty and exhausted after labor, I have photos revealing the raw strength and beauty of our baby's birth. Natalie captured each intimate moment and left me feeling empowered as a mother who had accomplished something amazing."
"If I could give Natalie more than 5 out of 5 stars, I would without a doubt! She is an absolute gift to the birth world."