Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer and Videographer
Portrait of Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer, Filmmaker and Doula
Hey, I'm Natalie!

I want you to know that your birth matters.

 

When you're planning to have a baby, you know that birth is wildly unpredictable.

 

It's one of the most soul-shatteringly significant metamorphosis you'll ever experience.

 

Prepare to be completely undone and remade anew.

 

However it unfolds, you know you want to remember every fleeting second.

 

That's where I come in.

natalie's home water birth

Here it is.

My home water birth. I felt so f*cking VICTORIOUS after that kid. But all the pictures I have are blurry.

Don't we deserve better than this?

Am I grateful to have this photo?

Yes, of course!

I'll never be able to thank my mom enough for thinking to take pictures for me. I'm SO glad that she did. I mean, just LOOK at my husband's face!

This is how my love for birth photography started.

Photographer Natalie Broders with her family

I've seen just how empowering and transformative birth can be.

Birth is what lights my soul on fire.

Mother of two, I had both my kids with midwives -
one at home and one at Andaluz water birth center.

Portrait of Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer, Filmmaker and Doula

• Loves to cook

Lives on a small farm

Can milk a goat

Grows organic food

Had a home birth

Portrait of Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer, Filmmaker and Doula

Is a Doula

Leads a breastfeeding support group

Homeschools

Cloth diapered two kids

Babywears

Has about 100 chickens (I lost count)

Portrait of Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer, Filmmaker and Doula

3 things you should know about me:

01.

Guess what my dog's name is?
(you're gonna love it)

 

My family and I live Northwest of Portland on a little bit of property in St Helens.

 

No, not Mount St Helens! It's a small town where my husband Derrick grew up.

 

We have a few acres, chickens, goats, and a Livestock Guardian Dog named Ina May.

 

Derrick and I are proud to grow our own organic vegetables, free range eggs, and raise farm-to-table beef and poultry for our family.

 

Portland Birth Photographer Natalie Broder's dog named Ina May after the famous midwife

Our dog, Ina May

02.

I love my community!

 

I helped found a nonprofit, M.O.M. of Columbia County.

 

We love giving back to our community and we sponsor an annual toy drive and provide Christmas dinner and Christmas gifts to local families in need.

 

We work to provide free clothing swaps for local families and free classes on parenting-related topics (like car seat safety, baby led weaning, etc).

 

I help facilitate breastfeeding support meetings once a month.

 

Natalie Broders Breastfeeding Support Group Leader

Monthly breastfeeding support group meeting

03.

Birth is my jam!

 

Trained as a Cornerstone Birth Doula, I continued my education with the Birth Rights Advocate training through Birth Monopoly.

 

Supporting birthing people through one of the most transformative experiences of their lives is what lights my soul on fire.

 

I'm *NOT* a fly on the wall.

 

My job is to actually get to know you and your preferences.

 

Birth Photographer Natalie Broders at a birth

Behind the scenes at a birth

Natalie doing a hip squeeze at a birth in Vancouver, Washington

Hip squeeze to relieve back pain during a contraction

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