Pregnancy is a special time to have photographs taken of yourself. You have one chance to create a special one-of-a-kind portrait to remember these nine months.
I am the artist who wants to do this for you, to help you see your new curves as beautiful, to give you that one special photo to hang on your wall. I know how special being pregnant can be (It took me four years to have a baby). For 15 years, I have been a maternity photographer and family photographer in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. I have worked with more than 1700 women of all shapes and sizes from all over the world. I have been called the pioneer in maternity photography for my ground breaking work with the pregnant nude.
I have spent my career studying the unique shape of the pregnant woman using my camera. With my most recent series, I am studying the landscape created by this form. When the images are printed large, the form becomes foreign. more…
Acclaimed photographer Jennifer Loomis and journalist Hugo Kugiya combine captivating fine-art photographs of pregnant women with intimate stories of their transformative journey into motherhood. The inspiring words and gorgeous photographs of these strong women from all walks of life show others how to deal with conflicting feelings of vulnerability and joy, and underscore that when a baby is born, so too is a mother.
Carey came to my San Francisco studio for a maternity shoot with her husband Ryan. I immediately knew I was going to like her because of this amazing headdress that she brought to be photographed in. What was more amazing was that her friends and family gave this to her knowing how much she would love it. Carey felt so spiritual as a mother, that I knew she was going to be my mother of the month.
A good LinkedIn portrait is your very first impression for future employers, colleagues, and competitors. What does your portrait say about you? A 2005 study by Princeton called “First Impressions: Making up Your Mind after 100Ms Exposure to a Face,” revealed that a minimal exposure time of a tenth of a second is sufficient for people to make specific trait inferences from facial appearances. Wow. Continue reading →
As a maternity photographer in three cities, I have met many women in the business world in San Francisco, Seattle and New York who also cater to this wonderful population of women. So many of these women business owners should be famous because of all they do, and have been doing for years and years and years. Theirs is a calling; they are the rock stars of the birth community who have dedicated their entire life to serving mothers. Kari Marble is one of them. Wherever you go in SF you will run into a mother she has taught yoga to, or done massage or more. Her story needs to be told. Continue reading →
I met Minnie in our maternity photography session last month. I knew immediately she was going to be my next Mother of the Month because I was so inspired by her. She was beautiful, creative, excited about her pregnancy, pregnancy photogrphy and having a baby – and like me, she decided to have her baby with her boyfriend before getting married.
Mixed media, silk, rayon and cotton fabric, photographs, foam plastic, wood, mesh, beef blood, ribbon.
For more than 15 years I have been a film photographer with my primary focus on artistic pregnancy photography and intimate family portraits. I have captured more than 2,000 women and their families during the physical, emotional and mental transformation to motherhood.. With Dress, I am experimenting with a new medium but continuing to comment on the complexities of motherhood, a role I only recently experienced with the birth of my son July 2014.
As a small business owner who works with pregnant women and families, I meet many other small business owners who do the same. We all help each other. They help me spread the word about maternity photography or family photography whether in Seattle, San Francisco or Seattle. For August, I feature Bellefleur, a lingerie shop in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. I was so impressed with their body-positive mission that I felt they were perfect to be our first feature for this new series. Because as Ellen says “If you don’t … take the time to take care of yourself, it makes it harder to take care of others.”
Family photography is about families. I observe families whether they are aware of it or not and strive to make family photographs that capture the love that I see. I met Anna through a friend, and then her partner Emilie when I was looking for someone to take care of my son, Morrison. I just loved the way they are together and I loved how they were with Morrison. Continue reading →