Hi, I’m Natalie!

I don’t just care about birth photography.

I care about you.

 Many parents tell me they find my energy calming in their birth space.

As a professional birth photographer, I anticipate what’s going to happen before it happens, so I can get all the shots you want.

You can sit back and relax, knowing that everything is being documented.

Natalie Broders, Birth Photographer in Portland Oregon
  • Raises rare breed chickens
  • Trained doula
  • Breastfeeding support group leader
  • Homeschool mama
  • Thinks cloth diapers are the bomb
  • Babywearing advocate
  • Loves to cook meals from scratch
  • Grows organic veggies, fruits and berries
  • Supports small farmed locally raised meat
  • Thinks Gordon Ramsay is the sh*t
Natalie Broders family portrait, son and daughter

Hi, I’m Natalie!

I don’t just care about birth photography.

I care about you.

 Many parents tell me they find my energy calming in their birth space.

As a professional birth photographer, I anticipate what’s going to happen before it happens, so I can get all the shots you want.

You can sit back and relax, knowing that everything is being documented.

Natalie Broders, Birth Photographer in Portland Oregon
  • Raises rare breed chickens
  • Trained doula
  • Breastfeeding support group leader
  • Homeschool mama
  • Thinks cloth diapers are the bomb
  • Babywearing advocate
  • Loves to cook meals from scratch
  • Grows organic veggies, fruits and berries
  • Supports small farmed locally raised meat
  • Thinks Gordon Ramsay is the sh*t
Natalie Broders family portrait, son and daughter

My Birth Stories

Both my kids were born unmedicated with midwives.

My first baby was born at Andaluz Waterbirth Center in Portland. My midwife Marilyn was INCREDIBLE! I think it’s so important to have that bond of trust between you and your care provider.

It was one of the most empowering experiences of my life, but it didn’t start out that way!

When I found out I was pregnant, I was super freaked out and scared of giving birth.

I started reading every childbirth book I could get my hands on. My husband and I went to Bradley Childbirth classes together, where we picked up skills, techniques, and so much information.

Through our research, a ton of reading, immersing ourselves in the birth world, familial support, and community, we were able to approach the birth of our first child with confidence – and without fear.

Now, I LOVE to help educate parents about childbirth as a trained doula and birth rights advocate.

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With baby #2, I felt very well informed about birth and we chose to have a home birth. My midwife Mary was exactly what I needed.

My water broke at 2:30AM and my baby girl was born in a birth tub in our living room. It. Was. AMAZING!!!

My midwife trusted me to do what I instinctually needed to do. There was no coached pushing. I felt the fetal ejection reflex (F.E.R.) and caught my own baby.

We did delayed cord clamping, skin to skin for the first hour+, and Derrick did skin to skin too. We buried the placenta under a tree in our back yard. I loved being in my own home, with my own bed. And having my midwife Mary return to my home for postpartum visits was icing on the cake!

Natalie Broders family portrait, mother, father, son and daughter

Home & Family

I live right outside Portland on a little bit of property in St Helens, a small town where my husband Derrick grew up. We have a few acres, around 100 chickens, three goats, two cows, and a Livestock Guardian Dog named Ina May.

Derrick and I are proud to provide home grown organic vegetables, locally farmed beef and poultry for our family.

We homeschool/unschool our two kids using a modified Waldorf curriculum.

Natalie breastfeeding portrait

Community & Advocacy

I’m an active member of my local community and a founding board member of a nonprofit, M.O.M. of Columbia County.

I help facilitate monthly breastfeeding support meetings, organize skill building classes for parents, and community outreach including holiday meals, toy drives, and free clothing swaps for local families.

Being a resource for local parents, providing childbirth information, breastfeeding support, and bonding over motherhood’s trials and tribulations brings me so much personal fulfillment.

As a trained doula and birth rights advocate, I feel passionate about birth education. I feel drawn toward supporting birthing people through one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.

My days are spent working from home, caring for our children, preparing home cooked meals, and tending the farm.

Natalie breastfeeding portrait

Breastfeeding portrait provided courtesy of Rushes & Waves.

Community & Advocacy

I’m an active member of my local community and a founding board member of a nonprofit, M.O.M. of Columbia County.

I help facilitate monthly breastfeeding support meetings, organize skill building classes for parents, and community outreach including holiday meals, toy drives, and free clothing swaps for local families.

Being a resource for local parents, providing childbirth information, breastfeeding support, and bonding over motherhood’s trials and tribulations brings me so much personal fulfillment.

As a trained doula and birth rights advocate, I feel passionate about birth education. I feel drawn toward supporting birthing people through one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.

My days are spent working from home, caring for our children, preparing home cooked meals, and tending the farm.

Email Me

nataliebroders@gmail.com

Call Me

(503) 389-0620

text is okay too!

Location

Portland, Oregon
and surrounding areas

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