About Birth Moments
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Jennifer Judkins of Birth Moments supports all families in their wish to have their child's birth documented. Having a birth photographer is a special experience. You will be able to look back at your birth and see your strength and power as well as the tender moments in those first few hours of life. It is a beautiful gift to share with your loved ones or to keep for yourself.
Originally educated in fine art photography and having spent the last 10 years working in fashion photography in New York, Jennifer takes a documentary style approach when photographing births. She leaves families with the most genuine birth story. Jennifer photographs births in the New York City area, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is also available for travel.
Jennifer holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works as a birth photographer in Brooklyn, NY
Let’s hear from the moms and dads!
I was thankful she brought her positive energy to the birth
A mother will always remember her birth story and even repeat it many times. There is no better way to capture the beauty and the special moments of a birth than with the right birth photographer. She should be respectful and seasoned with many different births and comfortable with all that comes with the wonder that is labor. Jenn is all that and more. I was thankful she brought her positive energy to the birth of my third child and even more grateful when I saw the images she had captured. It is true art and a real gift for our family- how lucky I would have been to have had her with us the first two times!
having Jenn in the room with us in the long hours leading up to the final push was immensely comforting
Our experience with Jenn was nothing short of fantastic. She went well above and beyond the call of duty in so many ways. All that and we feel we've made a new friend in our neighborhood, to boot!
We contacted Jenn about six weeks before our scheduled due date and scheduled an informational session with her to get a better sense of her approach & style. Our session ran long as we lost track of time chatting, and by the end of it, we were basically set.
When the big day came - two weeks early, and in a subway-flooding rainstorm - Jenn picked up at 10:30 p.m. when I called excited & nervous with the news. We headed to the hospital with her in the backseat of the taxi.
She set about her work the moment we arrived, and managed to strike a balance of being in the right place at the right time without ever making her presence felt too much. While it may not be the right choice for everyone, having Jenn in the room with us in the long hours leading up to the final push was immensely comforting. Without most of our family there due to the early arrival, we couldn't have asked for a better companion on the journey.
The pictures were amazing, of course, and our families enjoyed seeing such beautiful images of their newest addition in the immediate aftermath. Jenn personally delivered the rest of the photos to us when she was finished editing, and they are as beautiful as we remember that day to be.
With the birth a few months behind us now, we feel that our choice to work with a birth photographer was the right one, and we're confident that Jenn was the right one for us.