ME AND MY FAMILY
I am a Dayton area baby & family photographer, placenta encapsulation specialist and a working mom. I still have a lot to learn, and I love studying and doing continuing education.
My husband and I have four children – two boys and two girls. The boys are about to start 1st and 2nd grade, and it will just be us girls home during the school days. As a family, we enjoy camping, Little League, going to drive-in movies, and visiting the zoo.
MY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
I have a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Wright State University. I have held a certification as a Medical Technologist and worked in a hospital laboratory since 2006. My college coursework and my experience as a laboratory scientist includes working with body fluids, intensive training about bloodborne pathogens, and the proper use of personal protective equipment. My career as a laboratory scientist means I am well-versed in safety, from proper client identification all the way to storage, processing, delivery, and the meticulous cleaning and sanitizing of my workspaces.
Baby & Family Photographer
I started my photography business in 2009 and began photographing newborns, babies and families. I attended Soul Baby Workshop, a newborn posing and safety training by Uppercase Photography in 2011. In 2015, I attended the Off-Call Conference, a three-day workshop for birth photographers.
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
I trained with The Placenta Mentor Robin Baker in 2016. Robin is a placenta encapsulation specialist, as well as a birth photographer and doula in Temecula, California. I learned the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) and the Raw Method of placenta encapsulation, as well as how to prepare placenta tincture, pieces for smoothies, healing salve and placenta keepsakes. In order to ensure safety for myself and my clients, I also took a bloodborne pathogens course, which covered topics such as personal protective equipment, proper handling of biological materials, and cleaning of the workspace; this training course was specific for doulas and placenta encapsulation specialists. I also completed training for food safety, and I have a Food Handlers’ Certificate specific for the state of Ohio.
FIND ME ON THE WEB
My Photography Website – www.leahjentphotography.com
Facebook – Dayton Placenta Encapsulation and Leah Jent Photography
Instagram – @daytonplacenta and @leahjentphotography
Vimeo (photography slideshows and videos) – Leah Jent Photography