Oceanside Birth Photographer - Jelina Sonnenberg Birth Services
Jelina Sonnenberg Birth Services
Oceanside, CA United States

I’m unapologetically raw and honest. Parenthood is messy and so beautifully difficult. It’s the most rewarding and yet the scariest thing I’ve ever done. And I try my hardest to take all of it in: the cracked nipples, the postpartum body and hair loss, the blowouts and 2 am cry sessions, everything. It’s a season, and seasons pass. And although in the midst of it, it can be daunting and feel like you’re drowning (I sure did, shit I still do), I can’t imagine being on the other side. I don’t want to be there yet. UGH, I begin to cry thinking about my son going off to college or leaving the house already and he’s only a toddler (which my husband totally laughs at me for).

And as for photography, I want everything documented. I want my children in 20 years to be able to look back at this crazy life. I didn’t grow up with pictures so taking and having pictures is something that I am determined to provide to my children and those around me. Sometimes it’s those small details that we forget after a while. And being able to sit down, and hold a picture in your hand while remembering the sights/smells/feelings from that day is inspiring and oftentimes the most comforting feeling in the world.

It’s so cliche but pictures speak a thousand words. They stir up forgotten emotions, and trigger a waterfall of tears in an instant, both positively and negatively.

But that’s life and I love the chaos of life. It’s fucking beautiful.

Jelina Sonnenberg, SBD, CD(DONA), CBP, HBHD, GBCE
Birth Photographer, Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula, Placenta Encapsulator, & GentleBirth Childbirth Educator

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Member Since 2018
Photographer + Videographer
Other Specialties
  • Maternity
  • Fresh 48
  • Bereavement
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Labor Doula
  • Placenta Encapsulation
  • Family
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