Holly Michelle Photography
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About
  

Hello, I’m so glad you’re considering birth photography for you upcoming special day! I deeply believe in capturing this most important day and freezing all of the details in time. Your family’s story is important, and what a wonderful way to tell it.

I live in a small mennonite community in Southern Manitoba, it is a wonderful place to raise my family. I am a Mother of two rambunctious and big hearted children and wife to the most supportive husband. A man who doesn’t bat an eyelash at his wife leaving him with two kids, usually in the middle of the night, for hours on end, is my kind of man. My kids and I are lucky to have him! On top of my photography work, I keep busy with my other career as a Registered massage therapist. I am also a trained birth doula with varying experience. I love yoga, music and junk food. I discovered birth photography in 2010 while pregnant with my first, and fell in love with it immediately and completely. We went on to have both of our births documented and we are so thankful to have that gift.

I began my professional photography career in 2015 after attending and documenting my first birth. This genre of photography lends so well to my love of sharing women’s stories. My recovery from PPD & PPA after my second was what gave me the push to dive into this career and it has fueled my passion for normalizing birth and motherhood in all it’s beautiful, messy glory. Soon after documenting my first few births, I began my Beautiful Momma Project, a movement designed to share mothers’ stories. This project has been exhibited at local galleries and was well received by our modest community. This project reflects my soul. I am currently completing a birth photography mentorship program with a respected photographer who is well seasoned in the industry, and have enjoyed watching myself grow. As a birth doula and mother myself, I understand the physiological and emotional needs required in the birthing space. My 10 years of massage therapy experience, knowledge of the human body and confidence bring something special to my hands on support.

I respect the birthing process and exactly what that may look like for you and your family, no matter how it happens. I’m there for full family support, as a fly on the wall to document your day, or a combination of both. I would love to meet with you and your family to discuss your birth wishes and desires and to show you how I can be a part of that process. Check out my work, shoot me an email and lets set up a time and date!

Other Specialties
  • Fresh 48
  • Bereavement
  • Labor Doula
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