St. Louis birth, event, and family documentary photographer. Capturing moments. Making them memories. 

Dana Jacobs Photography

 

Galleries

                              birth stories

                            birth stories

                              family stories

                            family stories

                           brand stories

                         brand stories

                               event stories

                             event stories

A beautiful story of a birth that didn't unfold as planned...

Dana has not only the poise and creativity of a professional photographer, but she brings a special presence to the birthing space. As a midwife, I see many birth photographers. Dana is unique in her ability to be there and then blend in. She brings a comforting and affirming touch or word at appropriate times. She respects the space of the birthing family and the attending staff, while still getting amazing shots. She seems to intuitively know when to blend in, and when to step up. She is calm, quiet, and reverent of the birthing space. She is both gifted creatively, and intuitively.
— Jen Jester, www.birthwisely.net
Oh my gosh I LOVE them all. Thank you so, so, so much! This was seriously a great experience. I love that you caught all of these weird things that my kids are into like sweeping and throwing away trash and somehow made it all look so good. I can’t wait to do this again.
— Sarah
Looking through Nevada’s birth story allows me to relive the most empowering day of my life. Sure I will always remember the moment I met my baby, but now I get to see it. And I get to see all the things I missed while I was busy working so hard. The undivided support my husband gave me and the way he looked at me the moments after our baby arrived, my very close friends with tears of happiness in their eyes, my supportive mother playing with my 4 year old in the room next to me. My strength. Dana’s photos take me right back to those moments. Her first breath, her first cry, our first touch, first latch. Makes me melt all over again!
— Leslie

Hi! I'm Dana. As a documentary photographer in St. Louis, MO, I relish the opportunity to capture real people living their ordinary lives and show them just how beautiful and memorable their simple, everyday moments really are. I have loved photography since I was a little kid carrying around an old 110 film pocket camera. More recently, I've discovered that filmmaking allows me to document moments in a way that really brings memories to life. The music and movement add so much feeling to images, and I've really fallen in love with the process.