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Hello there! I am Mandy the owner and operator of Denton Birth Photography and Denton Birth Services. I am known as "The Denton Doulatog".
In 2015 I started a family photography business. I focused on families, newborns, graduates and headshots. However, in 2016 I was asked if I could do birth photography, (so amazing!) and that was one of the most pivotal moments of my life! I knew in that experience that this was God's calling for my life. I found my professional purpose, and that is a beautiful thing! I knew the key to living out my divine purpose would be to focus on Birth Photography! I captured many births, at the time of writing this I am at 25!
In the birth space I always found myself wanting to take a more active role in birth. I had such a magnetic pull towards helping mothers through the roller coaster of birth. I knew if they had individualized support before during and after that the birth process could be magical, empowering, and NOT something to be feared. It turned out this kind of support has a name: DOULA! I did as much research (books, podcasts, mentorship) on my own to be able to practice as a doula at five births so far. Of course I felt such clarity from God that I was on the right path! I pursued my Birth Doula education and got officially certified as a Birth Doula in Aug 2022! My training was very thorough and by training through BEST I cultivated a strong support community of Birth Experts.
I am a mom of 4 and married to the man of my prayers. I have the most amazing support system in my husband, my mother and my in-laws. They make it possible for me to drop whatever I am doing to head to a birth when I get the call! There is no greater honor than to be invited into the birth space and get to be a trusted guide or to document the strength and power of a mother's body through photography and film. Every birth is unique. My job is to collaborate with the birth family to understand on an individual level how to support them to get the birth THEY want. In my birth photo + film services, I learn what moments are the most important and preserve them beautifully. I have added videography to my services offered, and this mode of creative documentation has really been exciting for me. (Contact me for links to view the birth films I have completed) The labor and birth journey are filled with moments that ought to be preserved, for the baby, mother, father and for generations to come.