Me by the Sea - 22 weeks pregnant with my daughter :)
Hi! My name is Mandy, wife to my best friend, mother of two wild and creative little people. I am a multi-passionate, creative entrepreneur following my heart... Photographer, Dancer, Poet, Writer, Naturopathic Doctor, Biologist, Woman...
Welcome Arms came forth through my love of imagery and life; My passion to connect and create, and my love for people and their stories.
I revel in seeing the beauty, strength, light and love in my surroundings and aim to capture and connect in the moment.
My promise to you is that I put my heart into my sessions. I listen to your ideas, follow my intuition and feel the moment unfolding before me... guiding, following, connecting. Photography for me is more than the technical settings and tack sharp captures... it is ART, a vision with emotion, love, movement... I see it as heart-felt imagery... a moment captured in time for you and your loved ones to cherish always!
I specialize in Motherhood, Birth, Breastfeeding portraits, Divine Feminine, Childhood Photography & Imagery for Heart-led businesses.
I LOVE supporting women and girls on their life journey through imagery and my workshops.
I take great pride in helping small, local businesses to create consistent, authentic imagery to grow their professional reach through my Small Business Lifestyle & Branding Sessions.
I have a passion for inspiring and connecting with others, especially women and youth - to be, to believe, to do what makes their hearts soar.
Dance and poetry make me smile and I value a healthy lifestyle.
The moon is my friend and light is my guide.
I look froward to meeting you!
Much love from Welcome Arms 💕
Birth Photography Speaks to my SOUL
Personally, I am grateful to have experienced birthing in my power, surrounded and supported by love, trust, and strength, having both of my children at home with midwives. I found my birth experiences to be empowering and life changing, albeit not without challenges! One thing that I realized after my son's birth, was that I had few images of my family/friends as they poured every ounce of their love and support into me as I worked through every contraction... every breath. My husband, especially, was a beacon of strength for me. I felt so connected with him during each birth, as if he knew exactly what I needed, whether an encouraging word, a strong fist into my lower back, silence... yet I have no image of him in these moments. To this day, this is the one piece missing from my birth experiences and was a major inspiration for Welcome Arms - Birth Stories.
Birth photography allows me to continue to be involved in the birth community, to work with young growing families, to express my creativity through the raw, empowering images that I capture, to hold space for a birthing woman and her family, to provide images of her and her supportive loved ones that they can look back on and cherish always.
I look forward to sharing my passion for childbirth and photography with you!
Much love from Welcome Arms,
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