documentary photography celebrating motherhood + family
Photos should never be a fight with kids (or husbands). My heart-centered and playful approach will have everyone saying, "WOW! that was so much fun!".
LOOK + FEEL AMAZING
From 'where to shoot?' to 'what to wear?', I will be your guide. Together we'll design a session experience to showcase your family in a beautifully real way.
CELEBRATE YOUR LEGACY
All too soon they will be too big. Maybe they already are. Your collection of images will bring back the moments you held them close and breathed them in.
HEY! I’m Natalie.
Mom. Wife. Photographer. Filmmaker.
I'm a lot like you. Busy, tired, overwhelmed, watching my kids getting bigger by the minute. I'm NEVER in the picture and riddled with mom-guilt that we've put off documenting our family.
My favorite images are the kind that tell a story about the people in them. The kind of images that aren't just pretty and perfectly posed, but that really make you FEEL something.
When I work with your family, it’s about more than just my job. It’s about truly connecting with who you are, listening to your story, and providing you with a film and/or images that breathe life into your memories.
I’m the most inspired by families who are willing to think outside the box and share what’s meaningful to them (no matter how mundane it might seem).
The families that book me tend to be content just hanging out together while I record their memories, without any pressure to perform or be anything but themselves. They tend to feel a strong connection to their home, to their family, and to the idea of preserving memories and stories that can be handed down to their children and their children's children.
Are you ready to capture the laughter, the tender moments, the ordinary, everyday moments that truly reflect your family's connection and the richness of your story...before another season flies by and memories begin to fade?
“Natalie was with us for the birth of our son, came to our home for his newborn session, and captured us camping for his first birthday. Every session has yielded the most incredible memories that we will cherish forever. I’d take her everywhere with us if I could.”
Tavia Carlson, Big Brave Nomad
BIRTH + FRESH 48
Storytelling documentary of the most pivotal moments of your life and all of baby's very firsts. Available for both hospital + home births.
NEWBORN + FAMILY
One hour lifestyle sessions for your milestones + half-day documentary sessions to capture your authentic life together. In your home or on location.
Whether it’s maternity, breastfeeding, baby wearing, postpartum uncensored, or just you, motherhood is a journey worth celebrating.
WORKING WITH ME
My promise to you is that working with me is going to be easy and fun. I will guide you thru planning a session to tell your family’s story. Picture day will be fun and painless for everyone. (Yes, even those angsty teenagers will be cracking smiles by the end.) And in additional to your digital images, I am available to create and install heirloom art and design gorgeous custom albums that will transport you back when the moments are long gone.
Your story doesn’t end when our session does! Let me teach you the skills you need to begin taking better photos of your family every day.
My Mom Workshops E-course is designed to teach you how to use that fancy camera like a pro, in just one day. With lots of fun and hands-on practice.