About Me

Hi, I'm Jackie!

I'm a Doula and Photographer and I am so happy you're here! It's so hard to think of something to say about myself. I have two boys who look like I cloned their father twice over. My husband and I just celebrated 12 years together (July will be 10 married) and Indiana is our 5th state to live in together (thanks Army)! I currently work a full time job with the City of Lafayette as a 911 Emergency Dispatcher and I love it! But I still LOVE to take sessions in a limited capacity to feed my creativity and keep up with my passion for Photography.

Most importantly though is my love for what I do. I capture Memories. Creating a Luxury, full service experience with your family that you can look back on and remember with laughter and joy. I want to provide you with a product that when you look at it, you want to REALLY look at it. You can feel all the feelings and see all of the love and emotion. I want it to be fun for you and I want you to leave me and the experience I give you feeling better than you ever have before.

My area of expertise is Maternity, Birth and Newborns. I provide an extensive Client Closet of Maternity gowns and props for sessions and all of the wraps, accessories and props needed for Newborn sessions. I want to make it as easy on you as possible so all you have to do is show up ready to go! I also provide a styling guide and styling assistance so we can coordinate your family just right to make your photos aesthetically pleasing. In 2024, I am redoing my business model and packaging and will have a limited amount of sessions available through the year. Because of this I will be really focusing on Maternity, Newborn, Fresh 48, Seniors and Branding sessions. I will not be taking Births and will only be providing virtual Doula support and information. I will only have a few opportunities for family minis and those will be announced here on the Upcoming Events page as well as on my social media that can be found @jmartinphotoandbirth

I'm going to make you feel beautiful whether you like it or not! I'm going to tell you how incredible your body is for creating a human even though you think your changing body may resemble this livestock animal or that oceanic creature. I will snuggle your newborn and wrap them up nice and snug like they are my own and capture all of their special little details. I will document and translate the love I feel between your family into tangible photographs that can be passed down through your future generations. I will empower you to feel like a Goddess in your skin no matter what. YOU are perfect.

So don't worry, dive in! The water is fine. Leave all your worries in the car and let's create something magical together!