Joyful Birth Services LLC

By Joy Kraynak

Name: Joy Kraynak
Business Name: Joyful Birth Services LLC
City of Residence: Richmond, VA
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Types of Birth Attended: Hospital Births, Birth Center Births, Home Births

About Me: I am a mother, teacher, photographer, and aspiring traveler. In 2012, I finally discovered my calling to birth work. I am passionate about supporting growing families and promoting positive cultural changes around birth. As a long-time photographer, it felt natural to bring my camera bag along to births that I attended to support as a doula. Presenting families with a small album from their birth became one of the best parts of providing doula support and now birth photography is one of my favorite services to provide.

About my photography business: Joyful Birth Services LLC added birth photography to the menu of services in 2013. When attending a birth as a photographer, reverence for the birthing space is always the top priority. Pictures are taken and presented with the intention of telling your birth story through a series of isolated frames. Artistic photos are typically included when there is an opportunity to do so without interrupting the birthing or newly postpartum family.