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 are going to be inviting me into such a vulnerable space, that I should invite you into mine. I have been a wife for 16 years, a mother to a son for 15 years, a mother to a daughter for 13 years, and a birth photographer since 2012. I’m trying to navigate my way through parenting teenagers, and it feels incredibly similar to the chaos, trepidation, and pure joy of mothering a newborn. Watching them grow and change daily is bittersweet and it’s the honor of my life to witness who my little wonders are becoming.
I absolutely love people but I’m a classic introvert and prefer a handful of good friends who know and accept me completely over a ton of friends whose relationships are only ankle deep. My superpower is empathy! People’s emotions impact me tremendously and its part of what makes me an effective storyteller in such a vulnerable space. I genuinely love what I do, and I aim to capture the raw, intimate beauty that is birth.
I have been exclusively shooting births for almost a decade and have seen more than 90 babies make their way into the world. My work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post Parents, Birth Becomes You, SheKnows, Becoming Dad, Birth Without Fear, and shared countless times on different platforms online. In 2020 I was thrilled and honored to win the Silver Level Award in the yearly international contest hosted by Birth Becomes You. I am a proud member of the International Association of 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.