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Colorado Springs Birth Photography


I believe that there is such power in seeing your birth in photos. Your birth story is one of the most important stories that you will continue to look back on for your entire life. Your story matters and will be a tale you tell in the first months, first years and when you are a grandmother talking to your grandkids. I know that when you are able to process your birth with photos, the big moments come together in a way that you wouldn't be able to do otherwise. I tell this to all my clients because no matter how your story unfolds, your birth (each one) will transform you.

Birth happens at any time day or night, falling on holidays or the weekend, and so often in the middle of the night. Your body and your baby are running the show. As a birth photographer, trained doula, and midwife assistant, I honor the sacredness of your birth space. As part of your birth team I get called in once you are in active labor and stay for around an hour or so after your baby is in your arms and we get all your new baby stats documented.


Relief after Birth
Babe with Daddy
The catch
Labor Cry
The labor Dance
Twin Birth
En Cull Birth
The after birth nap
Loving and Powerful Birth Photography
Colorado Springs Home Birth Photography
In his fathers arms
Colorado Springs Newborn Rests
Colorado Springs Home Birth Photographer
Colorado Springs Home Water Birth Photographer
Loving Newborn Birth Photographer
Fathers Admiring
Baby Reaching Out of the Caul
Born en Caul with a Vail
Newborn Photographer
Belly birth
Water Birth Photographer
Natural Twin Birth
Father Holds Newborn at Home
Colorado Springs Newborn Hospital Photography
Birth Photographer
Family Celebrates after Birth
Mother Holds Baby and Child after Birth
New Mother Embraces Baby after Birth
Peace in Labor
Light during Labor
Colorado Springs First 48 photographers
Chest to Chest
First Family Hug
Littlest Toes
Embracing after Water Birth
Epidural Birth
First cry with the first sigh of relief
First 48 hospital birth photographer
Catch my baby
We did it
Colorado Springs Birth Photo
Labor dance in birth tub
Colorado Springs Powerful Birth Photographer
Colorado Springs Birth Photography
Colorado Springs New Birth Photography
Black mamas matter
Colorado Springs Birth Photographers


A first 48 session is not a glamorous newborn session. It's not props or wraps. It's about those special first moments of new life. A celebration of parenthood, strength, and love. Where you wear your tiredness and scars like a badge of honor. Collecting memories of your sweet newborn's tiny features, and squishy puffy faces that will all fade away in the next week. It's documentation of the huge amount of love that grows in a tiny 300 square foot hospital or bed room. Sometimes this session is the perfect choice.

"Thank you so much for being a part of our birth journey, we feel so truly grateful you were able to be there and capture these moments. I'm a big ball of emotions looking at all these images of a time I was mentally checked out for. It's so special to be able to see myself in those moments before, during, and after his arrival. What a transition! Thank you for capturing those moments so purely, you truly have a gift." - Rachel

Fresh 48 Session Film

Birth and Family Portrait Photographer in Colorado Springs | kate@katecarltonphotography.com