I'm Mary. For the past few years, I've documented motherhood. Becoming a mother is a journey that changes us, and challenges us, like nothing else. Women inspire me, and I think their stories are important.
I've photographed inspiring birth stories filled with love and strength. Some of these births have happened quickly at home, some of them have been long labors of love that ended in a cesarean. All of them have been powerful and life changing. Birth is a transformative experience that forever changes you.
These very intimate moments that I'm invited to, are always treated with respect and discretion. I believe that trust is one of the most important aspects of my work. I will work hard to preserve your birth space and will be a supportive presence on your birth day.
I'm a wife and mother of three, who passionately believes that your story is beautiful and worthy of documenting. I'm a former Breastfeeding Counselor, who is comfortable and knowledgeable about the many different ways women birth and nurture their children. I'm a birth photographer, truly committed to the families who hire me, working to capture the raw beauty and strength of their big day.
I've documented many different kinds of birth stories, including hospital, birth center, and home births. In the last 3 years I've worked with the following places and people:
When you hire me to photograph your big day, I go on-call for you right away. Whenever you give birth, I'll be there. Think of me as part of your birth team. Find out more about how it works here:
"She's amazing! You will absolutely cherish every photo and be so thankful you had Mary Humphrey as part of your birthing journey!"
"Gentle. Supportive. Respectful. Invisible at times. These are all ways I can describe the wonderful experience of Mary capturing the birth of my third baby."
"Mary was our birth photographer, and I was so happy she was there. We have amazing pictures of my husband catching the baby, my daughters meeting their new baby sister, and of my baby nursing for the first time."
I encourage all families that are interested to contact me. We can meet in person for a cup of coffee, and answer any questions you might have.
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