The video that Monica delivered from my daughter’s birth makes me cry tears of joy EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch it (which, so far, has been quite a few times). I’ll never regret investing in having Monica document the very first moments our daughter entered this world, the relief we felt at having made it through labor, the sheer elation of holding Juniper in my arms after picturing what that moment would be like for so long, seeing my husband wipe away his tears of joy and smile like a giddy new daddy holding her for the first time. Maybe if we hadn’t hired her I wouldn’t know what I would have been missing in those photos and that video — but now I do know that I will never plan another labor and delivery without Monica present to document. Now excuse me while I go watch Juniper’s birth video again for the 100th time.
I loved the idea of having the birth of our child photographed, but was apprehensive in inviting someone into my sacred birth space. Once I met Monica, all my worries were gone. She was kind, personable and most of all professional. In the days and hours leading up to going into labor, she stayed in touch and was always responsive. I went into labor on New Year’s Day and I’m pretty sure she changed her plans around to make sure she was nearby. After I had my daughter, I looked up and saw Monica there…I hadn’t even known she was there the whole time I was laboring. And now I have the most amazing, beautiful, raw images and video of my daughter’s birth and the moment we learned she was a girl. A year later and I’m still left breathless each time I look at those pictures or video. If/when we ever have another child, she will absolutely be part of our birth team again.
Monica is hands down one of my favorite birth photographers to work with. I have seen her work as both a client & fellow birth professional and I could not be more pleased with her professionalism, her warmth, her ability to capture all of the important moments without being noticed, & the quality of her work. She is a woman of great talent, integrity & strong work ethic. We are privileged to have such a fantastic photographer in our area. She is highly thought of in our birth community.
Monica has been there for the birth of our 2 boys - a repeat client right here if that tells you anything! From the first time we met Monica she made us feel so comfortable with the decision in having the birth of our first son documented. I am a modest person, but LOVE pictures and videos of my loved ones, so having these pictures and videos of our little blessing was a MUST. Hands down the best decision and money spent prior to his arrival. Monica was like family while we waited and then when it came time for the actual delivery, I barley noticed her. After seeing the beautiful moments she captured, it was clear she was very present and caught EVERY moment I hoped she would. With our second son, it was so nice to see Monica walk in the room and have the comfort of knowing the same precious moments would be captured yet again. Monica is very talented and I am forever grateful to her for those perfectly wrapped DVDs that arrived shortly after we got home from the hospital. It’s safe to say that if there are more little ones in our future, Monica will be hearing from me!