Meet the East Tennessee Birth Photography Team

East Tennessee Birth Photography brings a talented group of birth photographers to you all in one spot. Each member of our group takes time during the month as the on-call birth photographer, so you are guaranteed to have a talented, vetted, UH-MAZING birth photographer capturing your birth!

announcing... THE 2017 East tennessee birth photography TEAm

Martha Howell
LiLi B
Savannah S
Bayleigh L

Why a team? The amazing thing for you as a client of East Tennessee Birth Photography's team is that you have FOUR birth photographers in the area that can drop what they are doing to attend your birth. The beauty for us is that we don't all have to live our lives on-call 24/7 (phew... can you imagine having to be prepared to leave your kiddos' birthday party, your relaxing day at the spa, or any other fun event every moment of your life at just a moment's notice for every single day of your life!? That's what Martha was doing before she added a team!) Martha personally vetted, interviewed, and carefully looked through each team member's birth photography to ensure that each birth photographer for East Tennessee Birth Photography is up to an AMAZING standard. You won't be dissappointed! So, when the time comes for your baby to arrive, we simply give you the number of your photographer that is on call and it's that easy!

Martha Howell

Lead Birth PHotographer

martha Howell, Birth PHotographer


I'm a wife, mom to three, Christian, Type A perfectionist, experienced doula & photographer. I'm love a great conversation, but I also am quite skilled at listening and soaking in the quiet. I enjoy reading (mainly birth related) books, watching Gilmore Girls (hello, guilty pleasure!) and drinking girly Starbucks drinks. 


In 2006, my husband and I created Daniel Howell Photography, specializing in photojournalistic weddings (now called Howell Photography). Together we have photographed weddings, and countless engagement and family sessions. I began photographing births in 2015, and immediately realized that I had found a calling as a birth photographer. With my background of photographing 250+ weddings, 50+ births, and many many many more newborns/families/engagement sessions, I bring a vast amount of experience to your birth.

My Birth Personality

As your birth photographer, I am quiet, peaceful, and calm. I want nothing more than for you to have the birth experience you have always dreamed of and to capture the moments you never want to forget.


Birth Photographer

Lili East Tennessee Birth PHotographer

I am a full time nursing school student, avid crafter, photographer, and lover of all things chocolate. I began my photography journey 5 years ago and my love for it has only grown since. That feeling of freezing a moment in time for everyone to remember is priceless.

(Martha's Comments About Lili:) Lili has a talent for capturing the entire birthing scene as it unfolds, not missing a moment or a beat. And, as a nursing student, her ability to be 100% comfortable around medical events and birthing situations is an absolute bonus as a birth photographer.

Bio for Savannah S and Bayleigh L to come soon!


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Barb has been coined the "Birth Sherpa" by a friend, and it's no wonder, due to her vast experience attending births as a nurse and/or doula. She also teaches invaluable childbirth preparation classes that were conceived as Birthing From Within and have grown into her own special concoction of the most helpful tidbits she's learned and observed along the way.

Barb is a wife and mother. She and her husband have also taken over the family farm, raising sheep, cattle, and chickens and growing produce. Barb is easy-going, fun to be around, and a great person to have in your birth-corner.