My Home Birth Story

My Home Birth Story

Home birth wasn’t my original plan. But I’m glad I did it. When I found out I was pregnant in November 2019, I planned to do a hospital birth in July 2020. Then in March 2020, the world changed with COVID-19. Things were up in the air about whether their...
Birth Story | Home Birth | Benji Joel

Birth Story | Home Birth | Benji Joel

Supported. Loving. Beautiful. Those are the words I would use to describe the Grand Rapids home birth that I had the honor of attending as birth photographer. This momma was determined to have a home birth. Her first two children were born in a birth center. Because...
For Dads: Why we hired a Birth Photographer

For Dads: Why we hired a Birth Photographer

So you’re about to become a dad (possibly again). Congrats, dude! And points to you for being a supportive partner. And now she’s looking into birth photography, which is a hugely empowering thing for women. I know it was for me. I like to say, “I photograph women...
Birth Story | Forbes Hospital | Riley Jean

Birth Story | Forbes Hospital | Riley Jean

I was so excited about this birth! I’ve been wanting to document a birth for a while now and I finally booked my first session! I loved it. It was an honor to document a child’s entrance into the world, and I cannot wait to do it again. (Are you pregnant?...