BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY+DOULA SUPPORT
Ellen was our doula for the birth of our first child. Ellen's kind and calming demeanor, gentle support, and wealth of expertise were invaluable. I wanted to have a natural birth in a hospital setting, and I believe Ellen's guidance was a key part in making that a reality. In addition to our in-person meetings, she was always readily available by phone, text and email, providing helpful resources, answering my wide array of questions, and helping me think through how to best approach the birth, making me and my partner feel more confident and informed in the birth process. In addition to the incredible support she provided during labor and in the delivery room, she also took some amazing photos of our family when my daughter was born that I will cherish forever. I'm so glad she was a part of my baby's birth!
Having Ellen during my birth journey was a blessing. She took her role as a doula seriously and supported me emotionally, physically and mentally through the process. I would recommend her services to any woman preparing for birth!
As this was our first child, my husband and I were looking forward to the physical and emotional support a doula had to offer. We had no idea what to expect but, were provided care above and beyond what we could have imagined. Ellen's presence during our birth felt very natural and extremely supportive. It was as if Ellen knew exactly what I needed when I could not verbally communicate it. We are very grateful for her support during our journey and hope to connect with her again when the time comes!
Thrilled to have had Ellen photograph my family! She is authentic, kind, patient, and truly talented. You can tell by her gorgeous photos how passionate she is about her work and her subjects. I had the opportunity to have Ellen in my home to take photos of my toddler daughter and newborn son. Despite exhaustion, tantrums, baby cries and chaos, she was able to capture the special details and moments effortlessly.
Ellen did an amazing job photographing our home birth. She was a gentle "fly on the wall" capturing the event with such warmth.
My husband and I both felt very protective of our birth experience and we didn't want a bunch of people there making us feel crowded or pressured. Ellen did a great job blending into the background, yet managing to take a couple hundred amazing photos that tell the story of our little one's debut with the beauty and rawness of photojournalism meets fine art.
I really wanted the lights low during my labor. Actually, most of the light was from candles, the fire place and our Christmas tree. Ellen was able to take this challenging lighting situation and still give us such lovely, clear photos that don't look too dark at all.
We love the photos so much and we keep looking at them over and over. It's so incredible to have these images to complement our memories. In fact, having the pictures has helped enhance my recollections of the night. Giving birth is such a surreal experience and parts of it seem to happen in a blur. Having these wonderful photos from Ellen helps to bring the memories of the birth back into focus.
Thank you, Ellen! We will cherish these photos forever!