You are a badass warrior who brings forth life.
You carried your baby for months wondering what their little toes look like, what their hair is going to be like, what eye color they’re going to have. You dealt with the discomfort of pregnancy – nausea, back pain, baby’s foot in the ribs, ligament pain, light bladder and sleepless nights. NOW, one of the most important days of your life is about to happen. The day YOUR baby is born.
Michigan Birth Photographer & Doula
Heyo! I’m Kristen!
I’m an experienced birth photographer and doula. I hold space for families as they experience growing pains and transform their lives to welcome a little one into their lives. I want families to feel heard, loved, and empowered about their birth experiences.
I’m a mother of two – I experienced both a hospital birth and home birth. I wish I liked coffee or tea but I don’t. I’m a weirdo. I know that and I love that about myself. I prefer sour candy like Sour Punch Straws (Blue Raspberry or Green Apple) over chocolate.
Kristen had such positive and encouraging emotional support for me. It helped me put my mind in a great place for labor.
Kristen was amazing and made our birthing experience wonderful. She was my doula for the birth of my daughter. She was so helpful and empowering during the whole experience. I ended up needing to have an emergency C-Section and she advocated for my family’s needs during that time. Plus, we got amazing pictures right after my daughter was born. I highly encourage anyone who is looking for a doula to consider Kristen.
Baby’s first cry. The first glimpse of your baby.
Those moments are fleeting.
I’ll immortalize them so you can remember them forever.
Stories on the blog…
Pregnant for the third...
A birth story about a homebirth for a second time mom in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She does it surrounded with a birth team where she felt heard and supported.
A major part of...
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Who Is Kristen Schell?
I am a certified Birth Doula and Photographer serving families in Southwest Michigan. I'm based out of Benton Harbor, MI and I serve families in the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, South Haven & Holland areas. I can also serve Michigan City and South Bend area.
I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and transgender safe space. All family types are welcome here.
Meet with me virtually.
Let's chat. There's no pressure. Let's see if I'm the right person for you.