I support and document women (and all birthing people) with knowledge, empowerment and love.
But wait... It says "photography" up there!
Yes, that's where I started, but I never stop learning, developing and growing. And although I am a pretty good photographer, and always very happy to photograph, I also offer many different things. All holsome and healing. In my everlasting attempt to make this world a better place for us, I am always collecting skills so I can help people get over their traumatic births and prepare for better ones.
It is never too late to start healing the emotional wounds. I try and always offer a space for healing, even in a photography session.
“The birth photos are incredible and such a special memory for us. I cannot thank you enough for them.
Not only that, when I met Ruthie she was a stranger, we hadn’t met before, however when she left my home after the third shoot we had (fresh 48) I really felt like I had made a friend for life. This woman is amazing!!! She made me feel like a total goddess, when I shared my insecurities with her, she told me why I shouldn’t feel that way about myself, she encouraged me throughout my labour and made me feel strong and like I could do it even when I wanted to give up, she provided the most gorgeous essential oils to help my labour and also belly butter for my pregnancy, she helped calm me during labour with EFT as well. I always felt at ease from the second I met Ruthie. I am so grateful we met and that I made such a wonderful friend".
Who am I you ask?
From my experience there is a lot of healing in being photographed and a lot of creativity in healing.
Other than photographing and editing (stills and video), I work with EFT and Aromatherapy, food, natural remedies and other light witchy tools. All used for healing and supporting body and soul.
Your trust in me is everything and I will always hold your space.
Hi I'm Ruth. I support and document birthing people, through their parenthood and womanhood journeys. I advocate natural birth that leads to a good and positive postpartum and an easy breastfeeding journey. Training with the "Red Tent Doulas" I discovered I have always been a doula; supporting and advising women around me, while obsessively collecting more and more knowledge and information through training, reading and practicing.
I am your local witch who always makes concoctions, tinctures, oils, healing food, ferments and creams. My kitchen is a witch's shed! I always had two sides in me: the healer and the artist and in the last few years I am combining them with my photography and healing methods.
I am Mia and Annabelle's mummy and not forgetting Jojo the springer. I am wife to a sweet and supportive man. I love cooking and feeding and outdoors walks, especially woods. I have been through a journey (physically, spiritually and mentally) in the last few years, having gone through a lot with having my kids, which led me to where I am, and I want to help you do the same.
What else? I followed my heart from Tel Aviv to Manchester about 12 years ago and married my soulmate very soon after we met! The force of intuition is strong with this witch!
If you fancy a nosy and want to know more, check out my instagram highlights!
Also on my instagram you will mostly find me in yoga tights stretching some bit of my body. I share a lot of my natural way of living in a modern world.
I asked my customers to describe me, their sessions and photos in one word.
I absolutely loved what they came up with:
Authentic, dynamic, empowering, wonderful, patient, liberating, candid, creative, caring, sincere.
If you find yourself comfortable with all of this, don't hesitate, get in touch. You will never regret getting support, someone to hold your space and documenting your journey.
I believe you are beautiful and perfect just as you are. I believe you are doing the best you can. I believe your tummy is beautiful. So are your stretch marks. I believe you can birth just as you want and that your body knows exactly what to do if it is given the chance. I believe that with the right support and suitable environment, you can feed your baby with your own milk, and as long as you want, providing yourself and your baby endless health and emotional benefits.
And above all I believe this beautiful, wonderful and natural journey should be celebrated and documented for all generations to come.
Remember: when you heal yourself, you also heal your mother and her mother and her mother's mother. When you heal yourself you will heal your daughters and thier daughters.