On Mondays we highlight our members so you can get to know the Island Birth Association community a little better! This Monday we meet Renee of Renee Giugliano Photography.
Welcome to Island Birth Association, Renee! Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a portrait photographer specializing in pregnancy, newborn and children’s portraiture. I have an in-home studio and have been offering my services to Whidbey Island since 2006.
What attracted you to birth work?
Although I do not offer birth photography at this time, the first few days after birth are just as important as the first few hours. And of course, the first year of a child’s life is a whirlwind of milestones. Being able to be a part of those moments, those first smiles, first steps and everything else is such an honor and privilege.
How does your service help women and families?
Photographs play an important role in our lives, present past and future. I provide moments and memories captured and held in a still frame, to be cherished by the entire family and passed on to future generations.
What’s one thing you’d like us to know about you?
In 1999, my husband & I experienced loss. Our first son passed in the womb and was stillborn. Because of that, my entire outlook on children (we now have three, healthy, thriving children) and parenthood had changed. Photography has always been a part of my life and with the birth of our second son, capturing every moment was important, because I did not get to have that with our first. As I grew as a parent and as a photographer, I decided to open my business in 2006. I wanted to give back; to provide a quality product and personal service. Throughout the years, the parents and their children have become more than just customers, they have become family. That is what I love the most about my job - the people I have met, the friendships bonded and the joy on their faces when they see their finished portraits.
Thanks, Renee! We're so glad to have you as a member of Island Birth Association! You can find more information about Renee on our Photographers page in our Member Directory.