Missoula Montana Birth Photography. Jenna Nord

What 50 words and fancy key words will reach you?  What time of day and tag line will turn your head?  The birth warrior exists and appears regardless of SEO and Instagram.

The Birth Warrior moves through our world & our lives with fierce determination, compassion, grace & freedom. She is passionate about truth, love & knowing. She is a silent tracker, a skilled hunter & fluent in the primal roar!

-taken from an attended Birthing From Within workshop-



Birth to Baby. First Embrace. Missoula MT

Holy smokes. Baby E!  She is a cutie pie, yes?  I had the privilege of photographing this little one’s entry into the world, and a year later I get to spend a few days in August taking care of her.  E, is a smiley wonderful little nugget of butter.  I love her squishy, cuddly babyness. Have I gone too far?  Well, I don’t have babies any more. So I am blessed to share in her delightful ways.  It is a time when pleasures are simple. E, crawls around my house in search of my older children and she crawls lopsided with a favored spoon in her hand. She is curious and entertained with the nesting doll measuring cups and plays with the fridge magnets, in the mouth, out of the mouth, in the mouth,,, and so on.  My favorite time, is rocking her with her nap time bottle.  It is still new to both of us, so I never know if she is going to go down for me or not.  She is quite trusting in the process. I love how E pulls at her bangs as she gets sleepier and sleepier all the while drinking her milk. This is the time I wish I had a go pro attached to my head. E is resting hot and peaceful in my arms with her fingers in her hair. I need this picture!!  Enjoy little E on the blog.

Missoula Newborn Photographer.

I have a go with the flow practice. See that little hand tucked aside the chin, that is natural. Little Arlo went right for that pose and my eye sees it as so tender and sweet.  I love when parents come for their Presentation session and say, “Oh look, the thing he does with his hand!” These are the things, as parents, we don’t want to forget. We promise ourselves we won’t.  I really wish I could remember my daughter’ s little voice singing bedtimes stories to ME!  She made up the greatest, silliest, full of love songs. I had good intentions of taking her to my husband’s recording studio to try and reenact her song, and mostly capture her voice at that tender age of 3, but I didn’t make it. Within 3 weeks she wasn’t singing those songs anymore.  What don’t you want to forget?