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DEAR PHOTOGRAPHER | Feature by Jessica Miles

DEAR PHOTOGRAPHER | Feature by Jessica Miles

Dear Present Me, I’d like to start out by saying…Congratulations! Writing this letter is an accomplishment in and of itself. If you have learned anything recently, it is to celebrate the small victories! Looking back on your life, you have achieved a lot, don’t you think? Every hurdle you climbed, the success you embraced and …

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REDEFINE | birth photography featuring Chinelle Rojas of Dear Little One

REDEFINE | birth photography featuring Chinelle Rojas of Dear Little One

The challenge, which is still actually a challenge, is convincing people that birth photography is worth the investment and that it’s not actually about the crotch shot. When I share what I do, I’m often met with faces of confusion and borderline disgust as they visualize me with my camera aimed at woman’s vagina with a crowning baby emerging. 95% of the time, that is NOT what I do.

I knew that births were where I wanted to be when I had the opportunity to capture the birth of a clients’ first child. For me, my first child’s birth is only a faint memory with bits and pieces missing. I captured for them what I didn’t have and that was, and remains, something very special to me. When I advocate for birth, I have the experience of the regret of NOT having a birth documented to speak on and it helps.