What's Included

If you have been inspired by the power and artistic potential of birth, but feel intimidated to bring your camera into such an intimate and monumental event, this course is for you. We want every student to walk away with the tools necessary to feel confident in this growing industry.

  • Shooting tutorial: Watch Jenn and Monet document a birth from start to finish

  • Interviews with Midwives, Nurses, and OB's on safety and birth etiquette

  • Marketing session by renowned photographer and business mentor, Chris Loring

  • Editing Tutorial: see Jenn edit a birth from start to finish, in under two hours

  • Camera, lighting and storytelling basics, establishing a strong foundation in technical skills

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lesson 1: Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome Video

    • Intro from Jenn and Monet

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Lesson 2: The Heart Behind This Work

    • Objective

    • Jenn's Why

    • Monet's Why

    • What Birth Photography Means to the Families We Serve

    • What Birth Photography Means to the Larger World

  • 3

    Lesson 3: The How - Gear and Camera Settings

    • Objective

    • Gear

    • Recommended Gear List

    • Mirrorless vs. DSLR

    • Mirrorless Camera Video

    • Camera Settings - Labor

    • Camera Settings - Birth

    • Camera Settings - Postpartum

    • Kelvin Video

    • Kelvin Recap

    • Focus

    • Focus Video

  • 4

    Lesson 4: Light

    • Objective

    • Flash Tutorial

    • Flash Info

    • Black Foamie Thing Video

    • Homework

  • 5

    Lesson 5: Storytelling

    • Objective

    • Storytelling Basics

    • Style

    • Birth Slideshow

    • Finding YOUR Style

  • 6

    Lesson 6: Live Birth Tutorials

    • Objective

    • Live Tutorial

    • Cesarean Birth Video - Patient Perspective

    • Cesarean Birth Video

    • Cesarean Birth Video 2 - Photographer Perspective

  • 7

    Lesson 7: The Birth Process

    • Objective

    • Sacred Space - Emma Nolan

    • Stages of Labor

    • Birth 101

    • Know When To Go!

  • 8

    Lesson 8: Editing and Workflow

    • Objective

    • Photomechanic

    • Photomechanic Video

    • Import into LR

    • Culling a Full Birth

    • Culling a Full Birth - Video

    • Lightroom Editing - Jenn's Video Tutorial

    • Lightroom Editing - Monet's Video Tutorial

    • Special Offer

  • 9

    Lesson 9: Birth Etiquette

    • Objective

    • Midwife Stories

    • Midwife Stories Video

    • Nurse Stories

    • Birth Trauma Video

    • Birth Trauma

    • Sara Arias RN-BC, C-EFM - Learn About Sara

    • Download Resources: Helpful Tips for Birth Photographers and Hand Out for Healthcare Professional

    • Understanding the Sterile Field and Maintaining Sterility in the OR

  • 10

    Lesson 10: Establishing Your Business

    • Objective

    • Business Basics for Photographers

    • Next Steps in Business

    • Pricing

    • Pricing Guide and CODB

  • 11

    Lesson 11: Marketing, Social Media and Community

    • Objective

    • Social Media

    • Breaking Into Your Market

  • 12

    Lesson 12: Niche Marketing and Finding Your Ideal Client - Chris Loring

    • Marketing is Like Fishing

    • Marketing is Like Fishing Video2

    • Niche Marketing

    • What does your IDEAL client actually look like?

    • What does your IDEAL client...- Video

    • The Power of NO

    • The Power of No - Video

    • Your Magical Marketing Space & Words

    • Your About Page

    • Your About Page Video

  • 13

    Lesson 13: Client Care and Self Care

    • Objective

    • Client Interaction Before/During/After Birth

    • Delivering Stories

  • 14

    Lesson 14: Loss, Diversity, and Inclusion

    • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Loss - Jenn speaks about photographing a loss

    • Loss Video - Potentially Triggering

    • Loss and FAQ about charging money

  • 15


    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Pricing options

Full purchase of the course will gain you immediate access to the all of the material. You can work through the lessons at your own pace.


"I was feeling isolated before the course, but I don't feel that way anymore. Before I would have been afraid to ask many questions - not anymore! I was terribly naïve about birth photography but I went from, "maybe I can't do this to I AM doing this!" You ladies are amazing and your friendship....thank you from the bottom of my heart!"







Instructors and Co-Founders of Birth Becomes Her

Jennifer Mason (she/her)

Jennifer Mason is an experienced birth photographer of 6+ years, a trained doula, as well as a videographer. She’s a leader in the international birth photography community and the co-founder of Birth Becomes Her. Jennifer loves mentoring new birth photographers as well as teaching editing and shooting techniques. Jennifer is an award winning birth photographer who successfully moved her business from Denver to the Midwest. She continues to help grow the community of birth photography locally and worldwide.

Jenn and Monet BBH

Monet Nicole is a world renowned birth photographer and the cofounder of Birth Becomes Her. Located in Denver, Colorado, she has photographed and filmed over 400 birth stories. She continues to grow her business and change the world with her imagery. As a master of marketing and business, Monet Nicole has a passion for helping birth photographers turn their passion into a sustainable profession.


  • What equipment do we need/want to have?

    We would like you to have a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

  • How much photography experience would be beneficial?

    Some understanding of photography is helpful but not necessary. We have links to tutorials if you need extra help.

  • What type of photo editing software is needed?

    We recommend using Adobe Lightroom. You can purchase a monthly subscription for a very reasonable price (around $10 per month).

  • How much time commitment does the course take?

    This course is a self paced study. The material is available for life, so if you feel like time is a struggle, you can go back at anytime and review the info. You can read through the course in a full day, or break it into weekly lessons, whichever works for you. Please note that you will not receive certification until the course is completed, the final activities have been submitted and received. At that point we will send you your certificate, badges and other qualifying bonuses.

  • I want to know more about the payment plan option.

    Yes, we have a payment plan of 3 installments of $180. Because all content is immediately available upon access, payment plan must be paid in full for course access begins.

  • How do I get my Birth Becomes Her Certification?

    Once you have completed the course at 100%, we ask that you submit a business and marketing plan, artist statement and sample of work. Once received, we will send you your certificate, social media BBH Certified Birth Photographer badge, and complete your certified listing in our directory.

  • I am already an established birth worker (nurse, midwife, doula) is this course right for me?

    There are a few sections about birth basics and birth space safety and etiquette that will be entry level for an established birth worker. However, the bulk of this course is about photography in the birth space, marketing and building your business, establishing a brand, identifying your ideal client, and learning how to support yourself and one another in this industry. We feel that you will still gain a ton of insight and knowledge from this course. If you still have specific questions, please always feel free to reach out to us at birthbecomesher@gmail.com.

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The Essence of Birth