Jaydene: The Birth Photographer
I discovered my passion for photographing women in labour when I became a doula in 2009 and started taking photos of my clients after their babies were born. One client asked me to take photos throughout her labour, and after I left her birth I went home and sat on my bed downloading the pictures and crying my eyes out after realizing I was able to capture one of the most beautiful events in the world.
Birth is a journey that can take many paths. Some paths may be planned, some may take unwanted turns. The journey can include laughter, tears, frustration, joy, hard work, bonding, boredom and relief. During labour, a woman pushes herself further than she ever thought possible and gets the biggest reward of her life! I am behind a lens so that those involved in the birth and supporting the mother can focus on being involved in the birth. I am always honoured to photograph every birth and in return I strive to be invisible and try to honour the beauty of the woman and the process by capturing the emotions and joy of the occasion.