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.
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!
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