As one of Denver's leading birth photographers, Monet believes that birth can be one of the most empowering and beautiful experiences in life. Through working with over one hundred Denver and Boulder families, Monet has found her belief confirmed again and again: birth is beautiful. She has built strong relationships with homebirth providers and birth centers such as Mountain Midwifery, Baby + Co, and the Birth Center of Boulder. She also loves working with the incredible staff at various local hospitals - Denver Health, Swedish Medical Center, the University of Colorado, St. Joseph, Lutheran Medical Center, and many more. But Monet's own birth story serves as the true foundation for her work, and her own birth photographs remain one of her most prized possessions.
In 2013, on a hot summer day, Monet felt her first contraction. Five hours later, she brought her first child to her chest, surrounded by the love and support of her husband, family, and an amazing medical team. Throughout the whirlwind of labor and birth, Monet felt completely in tune with her body and baby. Giving birth was a profound experience for Monet. To put it simply: it was the best day of her life.
When she looked back on her own birth photographs, she relived so many of the best parts of her birth experience: the empowerment, the love, the strength, the support. And then she saw all the moments that she'd forgotten or missed:
The look on her husband's face as he stroked her tense arm.
The gentle presence of her older sister.
The unfettered joy that flooded her face the moment she saw her daughter's body come up towards her own.
Throughout her postpartum recovery, and for months in the future, her birth photographs served as a reminder of the miracle she had participated in. On hard days, on long days, she'd look at those photographs and be reminded of the love she had for her husband and her daughter. To put it simply: her birth photographs were priceless. She quickly realized that she wanted to use her background in photographer to give that gift to other women.
Today, Monet feels blessed to capture the strong, intimate and beautiful moments of birth. As one of the leading Denver birth photographers, she has captured over 250 birth stories. Birth stories are love stories, and she finds no greater joy than in preserving those priceless memories for other families in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder.
Monet Nicole holds an MFA and shoots with professional Nikon cameras and prime lenses. When she's not shooting a birth, you can find her at home with her two girls, or out drinking a cappuccino at one of her favorite Denver coffee shops. Please fill out the form below to get in touch. She can't wait to meet you!