fenske foto x black mamas atx

fenske foto x black mamas atx

in doing this work, it's my top priority to give back to my wonderful community. i love celebrating women and capturing their joyous moments during their journey to motherhood. but the glaring reality is that this journey is not the same for all mothers. not all women are afforded the same opportunity to a happy & healthy pregnancy or birth, and this absolutely breaks my heart. this partnership represents my commitment to show up & make an impact on racial injustice & inequality in any way that i can.

i hope you'll join me in this effort - thank you for all of the love & support.

sincerely, renee

all 2021 maternity + newborn sessions will include a donation to

their mission: ensure that black women survive and thrive before, during & after childbirth.

"we envision a world without maternal health disparities. therefore, our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates among black mothers in central texas. with effective collaborative partnerships and through culturally-congruent programs, training, outreach, and research, bmatx is leading the charge in central texas to improve black maternal health and wellbeing over the childbearing spectrum."

the facts:

black women are disproportionately affected when it comes to safe pregnancy & births. 

black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy, while only accounting for 12% of all births.

black babies are 3x more likely to die when delivered by white doctors.

the impact:

since 2018, black mamas atx has served over 130 black mothers, making central texas #1 in the state for preventable maternal morbidity in black women.

on average, women receiving services from black mamas atx stay with the organization for 18 months. 

services provided:

  • 2,380 hours of doula care
  • prenatal care to 54 women
  • postpartum care to 39 women
  • 38 births assisted
  • 27 monthly sister circles
  • a 100% breastfeeding initiation rate

how we can help:

donate directly at blackmamasatx.com.

book a maternity or newborn session, which will include a $25 donation.

it's time to show up for black mothers.