Hi. I'm Jen (she/her).

As a doula, photographer, and lactation consultant, I draw upon many years of experience supporting thousands of families through labor, birth, and the early postpartum period as a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse. As a parent myself, I understand the many emotions tangled up in this wild and fleeting time. My passion for supporting families extends into my portrait work, where I strive to preserve the essence of these moments for years to come.

Experience & Education

I am a photographer, doula, and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with 15 years of experience working with birthing families. I am passionate about providing chest/breastfeeding guidance to help families get their feeding journey off to the best start possible, and have supported a wide variety of family constellations and birth styles including: unmedicated birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), stillbirth, twins and triplets, LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy, single parents, and families who have experienced previous miscarriage and loss.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum Doula Training – SMC Full Circle Doula Training
Supporting Trans Birthers Training with Trystan Reese
Registered Nurse – Labor and Delivery & Postpartum
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor – UC San Diego
Basic Life Support (BLS) Infant and Adult CPR/AED Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
Bachelors of Science in Nursing – UW Eau Claire

Member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

More about me...

Knitting is another creative pursuit of mine. I enjoy knitting hats for the newborns I photograph.

I feel most centered when I am in, on, or near the water. All three of my own children were born in the water: one at a hospital, and two at home.

I’m a naturally quiet, calm and steady person, but am also adventurous. I like to muck about in nature and go exploring with my husband and three children. Ella, our dog, likes to tag along, too.

Have a question about the services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!

Images of my family by Teal Garcia.
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