Hello and congratulations on the upcoming birth of your brand new baby! I’m Ginessa Pierson, a professional photographer specializing in Birth, Fresh 48, and volunteer Bereavement Sessions in Sacramento, California and the surrounding counties.
It seems fair that if you will be inviting me into such a vulnerable space, I should invite you into mine. I have been a wife for 15 years, a mother for 14 years, and a birth photographer for 8 years. My marriage has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and every day, we still decide to choose each other. I’m trying to navigate my way through mothering teenagers and it feels incredibly similar to the chaos and trepidation of mothering a newborn. All we can do is follow our instincts, give it our best, and hope we don’t mess them up too badly. I am a classic introvert and prefer a small number of good friends who know and accept me completely over a ton of friends who’s relationships are only ankle deep. I recently turned 40 and it seems that overnight (after a decade of hard and meaningful self work) I am unapologetically myself and I love that feeling!
I am honored to have been featured on The Huffington Post, Birth Becomes Her, SheKnows, Becoming Dad, and Birth Without Fear. I am a proud member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. Every birth has a story that deserves to be preserved and remembered for generations to come and I would be honored to capture yours.