Meet Meredith Westin: an award-winning birth photographer based in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul

With 100 births under my belt and over a decade of experience as a professional photographer, I can help you tell your birth story.

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Hi! I’m Meredith. I am a full-time professional birth and postpartum photographer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I’m a stargazer and a cloudgazer, a wanderer and a traveler. I’m always looking for the light. When I’m not walking in the woods with my dog or riding my bike around town, I’m browsing design blogs, fantasizing about my next trip, or curled up with a good book. And, let’s be honest, I spend a bit of time on the couch with Netflix and Hulu.

I am passionate about access, justice, and representation for those on the periphery and I strive to ensure that my services remain affordable to people in all income brackets. I believe that art is a right as well as a privilege and I think that everyone should have access to the joy it brings into our lives.

I am DONA and CAPPA trained, and I have experience both as a birth doula and a postpartum doula. I am a member of the Birth Becomes Her team, an award-winning birth photographer, and I have Spinning Babies and HypnoBirthing training which I bring with me to each birth I attend. Locally, I’m a member of The Childbirth Collective, and I’m on the board of the MN Birth Photographers group.

Along with capturing birth stories, I am also honored to work as an adoption photographer in Minneapolis and St. Paul, preserve beautiful postpartum moments throughout the metro area, and photograph folks as they go through cancer treatment (radiation, chemotherapy, mastectomy, and reconstruction photography).

I would love to talk to you about the possibility of documenting your birth story. If you’d like that too, get in touch.

It was so EASY to work with Meredith. She is a gift, a calm presence. It’s always a little overwhelming to think of having people you don’t really know present during such a sacred and personal experience but Meredith brought such peace and I felt comfortable with her immediately. She never made it awkward, overwhelming, or overbearing. Meredith was encouraging and a perfect presence in my birth space. -Annie

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Thank you so much for your beautiful talents and soul that you poured into the birth of our sweet Liv. I’ll never ever forget how much you did for us that day and we truly couldn’t have had the birth experience we did without your presence. Thank you for documenting her story and giving her birthday here on earth a pulse and heartbeat we can forever look back on! -Meg

Meredith Westin Nora McInerny Birth Photography Minneapolis Minnesota
Meredith Westin Nora McInerny Birth Photography Minneapolis Minnesota

“Meredith has an incredible gift of presence. She’s a calm, peaceful force, as present as the moment calls for, without being told. Yes, at one point during the birth I was a cliche who told the father of my child to please stop speaking or touching me until further notice, but I was always, always grateful for Meredith’s presence in that room. And the result was a beautiful collection of moments captured that I would never remember otherwise, those subtle and intense moments alike, that bring the whole experience back to me (with way less pain). Thank you, Meredith.” -Nora McInerny

Whether you want more information about my birth photography services, are ready to book your birth session, or want to talk about the other services I offer, use the form below to get in touch.


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