"Jennifer Loomis is magical. Her photographs are exceptional-capturing the beauty, emotion, and power of all of her subjects, and always speak volumes for themselves. But in addition to being an extraordinary photographer and innovator in her field, Jennifer is a kind, hilarious, powerful, open, and hugely inspiring woman. Even the most camera shy woman or child will find themselves opening up, blossoming and feeling beautiful in front of Jennifer. Her energy is disarming and her positive attitude is contagious. I was lucky enough to be given a photo shoot with her when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter four years ago. It was a transformative, healing experience for me and I left feeling so good about my pregnant body and myself. Jennifer has since photographed my family and our two children at many stages of our life. We feel so honored to have shared our journey with her, and the photographs that fill our home bring me joy on an hourly basis. As my children grow, I am ecstatic (and comforted) to have Jennifer's work to document each phase of their life. I could write and write trying to articulate exactly the gift that she has given our family and it would always fall short. She has something... something that I cannot explain.... something wonderful and contagious and beautiful, magical, unusual and priceless. I cannot recommend her highly enough." Lauren Scout, Pacifica, CA
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.
As a maternity photographer, I have met many wonderful women who work with pregnant women. This childbirth educator and business owner is a force serving New York City women and ensuring they have a healthy safe birth free of judgement.
I met Pamela literally at the beginning of my career as a family and maternity photographer. Everything was fresh and new, and I was shaping my business with each client I met. Maternity photography wasn’t even a thing back then. I was doing it because I wanted to capture this unique shape. She came back into my studio nearly 15 years later to have me do some family photography of her and her now teenage boys. Continue reading →
As a maternity photographer, I have met many small business women in San Francisco, Seattle and New York who also cater to this wonderful population of women. Many of these women should be famous because of their contributions to pregnant women. Anna Williams is one of them. If you want to look and feel sexy when you are pregnant in Seattle, Village Maternity is your destination. I have profiled her here.
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.