"We cannot thank you enough for documenting the birth of our precious baby boy. I truly believe you have given us the greatest gift by photographing his birth. We barely remember you being in the room, you did a fantastic job at being discreet and out of the doctor's way. I absolutely cannot imagine not having these memories to look back on! In truth, my eyes were closed during about 85% of my labor and delivery, and now, a few months later it's all a blur. Your photographs reminded me what a miracle the birth process is. You documented all of the raw emotion, pain and absolute joy in the hours, minutes and seconds leading up to my baby's birth. And you even captured his first breath and our first look at him!  To all of those considering the idea of birth photography....I say, " You would be out of your mind to NOT want these memories! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone, and as a result capturing the miracle of life".                                                                                                                                       Jennifer

"When I first began to debate whether or not to hire a photographer to capture my birthing experience, I thought a lot about how it would feel, in the moment, to have someone in the room that was not a relative - someone I didn't know at all! I wondered if it would feel invasive or distracting to have my photo taken or if I would even change my mind at the last minute....however, it didn't take long, during my phone conversation with Janet, to realize what a warm and friendly person she was. She quickly reassured me that she would follow my lead when it came to how I was feeling in the moment and that I would barely even know she was there.  When Janet arrived at the hospital we jokingly began calling her "Aunt Janet", and by the time my son was born, it felt like she actually was my Aunt Janet! She was not in the least bit a distraction, and having her in the room was completely comfortable. Not long after returning home I received her photos, and after sobbing my way through all of them, my biggest regret now is not having captured my first child's birth in a similar way. Having the story, from beginning to end, captured in such a creative format, is absolutely priceless. It's an experience that my family and I feel so fortunate to be able to look back on, visually, as we combine it with our own personal memories of my son's birth".                                                   Sarah        

"Oh how my family loved our experience with Janet! She was so loving and personable. She allowed my children to act like children and our photoshoot was all the more pleasurable because of it. My boys climbed trees, walls, and rocks directing Janet to take their photo. She laughed along with us and got the both posed and real moments of our day. In such a relaxed atmosphere the smiles were genuine. Nobody worried about their hair blowing in the wind or the dirt on their jeans... we never felt rushed and talked like we were life long family friends. I can't wait to work her again. OH! and can I tell you how much I loved the crafty little way she delivered our jump drive of photos... they definitely will not be getting lost."                                                                                                                                                                                               Melissa                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

"If you are considering birth photography, I would highly recommend Janet. If you are not considering birth photography, I recommend you do! Janet is non-intrusive, encouraging, and it was honestly like having a close relative in the room. It allowed my husband to be completely "in the moment" instead of trying to take our own blurry photos with our iPhones. The photos were amazing - my husband holding my hand during labor, our first photo together as a family, my baby taking his first breath. They are shots I can share with family and friends (they are NOT the images you saw in your labor classes). It is such a gift to have an important life event documented. "                     Kayla

"Photography is a very important part of our lives... It is how we keep our memories fresh in our minds and reminisce about our lives. There is absolutely no photographer that I would recommend more than Janet Gerbutavich :-). Whether it be for a wedding, a family photo session, a newborn session, or a maternity session, I guarantee that Janet would do a fabulous job. My husband and I just got married in October, and Janet was our photographer. We were so pleased with her: Creativity, professionalism, and most importantly her artful eye for capturing ourselves and our guests "in the moment". There was not one picture that we were disappointed with... And nothing looks posed.  
Janet has a wonderful gift and she truly takes the time to get to know you on a personal level. She makes you feel very comfortable, and I can honestly say that she has become an extension of my family. There is no one on this planet that I would want to capture my special moments than Janet Gerbutavich."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jenn

"My husband and I did not know what to expect but I told him I wanted to give birth photography a try and document our son's birth. This was the best decision we have made! Janet's work is classy and emotional and painted the entire story of my labor and delivery. I am over-joyed that these moments were captured. I was able to see all the love in the room that otherwise I would have missed while being wrapped up in the present pain. My family and close friends that have viewed the slideshow have all been moved to tears! Thank you and we will have you for our next child."                    Jessica and Seth

"Janet takes such amazing photographs! Not only do her photos capture the moments but they capture the emotions. There is no one else that I would have wanted to photograph our wedding. Job well done!"                                                                                                                                Kristina

"We decided to do a professional photo session for the first time because we are soon to have our third and final baby. We are so glad we went with Janet—even my husband, who initially wasn’t enamored with the idea of a photo session, ended up loving the experience! She truly has a gift, not only for taking beautiful photography and capturing precious moments, but also for working with families. Our 4 and 2-year-old sons absolutely adored her, and Janet completely worked with them, letting them direct the photo session and produce photos that were truly genuine instead of all posed. Janet has a personal, inviting way of making you feel at ease, healthy, and vibrant (as opposed to feeling like a swollen pregnant woman!) I especially was so impressed with the amount of time Janet devoted to us. Not once did we feel rushed or ‘on-the-clock’, during the actual photo session and photo review session, and when she talked to us beforehand to make sure that she captured the photos we envisioned. Janet gave us photos that are keepsakes we’ll treasure for the years to come, and we absolutely will be using her again!"                                                                                                   Jennifer and Kevin

"Janet makes taking photos so much fun! The atmosphere is so comforting that you never could believe how beautiful her images come out in the end. I would (and do) recommend her to everyone. All I can say is WOW!"                                                                                                    Lauren

Janet has a gift for making you feel comfortable & bringing out the best of you in her photos. My husband and I were a little hesitant at first with getting our photos done but Janet eased our concerns. She listens and offers suggestions to make the entire experience positive. Thank you Janet for capturing such a memorable time in our lives! We absolutely love our photos and are so grateful to have worked with Janet!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Liz