I was so excited to photograph the Reed family again & especially to see their beautiful twins at two years old. They are so tall now!! Here’s a quick one I really liked from their session…. Such sweet smiles! Thanks, Dad, for making crazyness at them. I knew it would work! It was […]
Birth photographer and doula based in Springfield/Ozark/Nixa/Branson, MO. Natural childbirth, VBAC, medicated births. Birth support professional for Home birth, birth center, and hospital birth.
Springfield-Branson Birth Photographer & Doula, Rebecca BlockRebecca Block of Pure Captures is a professional birth photographer and doula based in Ozark, MO, serving Springfield MO, Branson MO, & the rest of the southwest Missouri area. Rebecca Block captures birth photography & newborn, baby, & maternity portraits in homes, hospitals, and birth centers.
Birth photography is photojournalistic in style, unobtrusive, and as discrete as you want it to be. Portrait photography can be photojournalistitc or mixed with poses using natural, available light and outdoor or indoor locations. I specialize in creating storytelling images, turning them from pixels on a screen to printed artwork for your home.
A little about the artist…
If you're wondering a little bit about me, I grew up around the St. Louis area and moved to Springfield to attend college. I majored in art education and took a black and white photography film class. (That's right, film - who does that anymore, right??) I've always loved taking pictures, but that class taught me so much more about light, value, contrast, and (of course) cameras. After dropping my digital point-and-shoot in a lake (long story involving a beloved fish named Kirby), I spent a ridiculous amount of money on film and developing until getting a DSLR a few years later. I decided not to become a school teacher after graduating, and that was when Pure Captures Photography was born.
Our son, Patrick, was born at home in September, 2009. He was my inspiration for getting into all things babies & birth! After shooting several births, I found myself wanting to do more to help moms through labor. In 2011 I attended formal training to become a doula, and completed my certification at the end of 2012. Since then, I have been combining birth photography and doula work. I love both, but feel like being a doula is my calling, and my photography is a creative expression of that calling in my life.
In my free time, I like to do outdoor activities with my family, like garden, camp, and hike. We enjoy traveling to new places and trying new restaurants. (I also really like to cook!) Mixed media painting and sewing top my list of creative things I like to do (after photography of course).