Where do I even start with the Caldwell family? I met them through our church, Park Church, in Denver CO after I(very creepily) went up to them + told them I had been watching them during worship + wanted to do a documentary session with them.
Sam + Wren are two of the most joyous, honest + intentional people I have had the privilege of knowing. Their heart for loving + listening well is a quality I do not find often or easily in this day + age. I have had the beautiful privilege to watch them, slightly from afar, over the course of their relationship + could not fully communicate just how happy I am for them as them embark on this next season of their lives with one another.
i've known for quite some time that i wanted to capture real couples, in their real element. to harness true + pure emotion between two people who cannot get enough of each other; not because love is blind, but because love is so much more than feelings. having known Caedon + Brianne for quite a while i was so honored that they wanted me to photograph them, + especially since they were newly married i couldn't wait to capture this season of life they were in!
when Tabitha reached out to me about photographing her labor + delivery i was beyond excited! this was a family i had known since i was a little girl, they are my honorary family + i LOVE getting to be a part of capturing the emotion of the people that are near + dear to my heart.
i’m so honored to get to share her beautiful birth story with you.
i met Sarah through an online creatives group on facebook, + have always loved seeing her amazing work with Seniors(seriously, check her out!) her + Elek were so much fun to hang out with, + it was so great to put a voice to the person when i finally got to meet them in person! i'm forever grateful to them for welcoming me into their home during such a sweet, + special, time of being engaged.
as a creative it’s so easy to second guess yourself + your work; as Leah i struggle so much with it. one of the biggest ways that i second guess myself is when i’m told “you’re too expensive” or “i know someone else who will give me more for less money”, so i wanted to break down why i charge what i do.
Reid is the third child in a family i ADORE. i was their nanny for years, + still maintain a relationship with them even after our professional relationship ended. Haylee was pregnant with Reid at the same time i was pregnant with Blythe + we both were able to relate + connect over the new members of our families that would be joining us just 6 months apart!
my adventure is found in the small corners, the overlooked + worn down areas that fellow observers have inhabited before me. i thrive on butterfly kisses + the smell of the people i know + love. nowhere feels like home more than when i am wrapped in the arms of the man i call “husband”, or my sweet B lays her head on my shoulder + sighs that sweet sigh of safety.
when i am approached by women to photograph their births there is always a moment of "am i worthy of this?" because it is SUCH a special + intimate story to be involved with. this birth was special to me because it was the first time i went back to the Birth Center of Boulder for a birth since my own labor + delivery