“To the world you may be just a mother, but to your child you are the world” – Unknown
Your story is important. From the moment you see that tiny heartbeat on the screen, or the first time you feel the unmistakable flutters in your belly, right through to when you are watching your own children have children of their own, your story deserves to be captured, remembered and told, passed down through generations.
So often, we mamas are the ones behind the camera, telling the stories that we see through photographs. How often have you been in the pictures, as a part of the story (beyond iPhone selfies, anyway)?
My mission is to get mothers into the photographic story of their children’s life, rather than behind the lens. We are the centre of their universe, especially when they are tiny babies, but beyond that, too. We grow them, we birth them, we feed them and nurture them, we play with them, we laugh with them, we cry with them, we love them unconditionally.
One day, when the baby clothes and toys are packed away, when the house is quiet and still (and you can eat a meal without having to do disaster recovery afterwards), being able to look back on this record of your children’s lives, on your own journey as a mother, to relive those moments, will be something you will never regret.
Capturing memories of these years is important – for us, and for them.
So, let’s tell your story. You deserve it.
Why Choose Jen?
Jen has been capturing birth and motherhood since soon after the birth of her second child in 2010. She has attended almost 100 births in a variety of settings, both as a doula and photographer/videographer. Jen brings with her a vast range of knowledge and experience, as well as a deep respect for women and their journeys of motherhood, and strongly believes that mothers deserve to have memories made with their children, to have their stories honoured and celebrated, and remembered.
Choosing Jen to capture your story isn’t just choosing someone with a camera to click some buttons. She will find out what matters most to you, she will hold space for you, she will engage and have fun with your children, so that their true personalities can shine, and the love and connection between your family will be palpable. She aims to capture photographs that will transport you back to how you felt at that very moment in time.