Denver Birth Photographer - Monet Nicole

Denver Birth Photography Blog

A collection of Denver birth photography stories by Monet Nicole. These stories take place across Colorado, in homes, birth centers, and hospitals. 

A Redemptive VBAC at Littleton Hospital

Melissa wanted a transformative birth. After an emergency cesarean with her first baby…she wanted this birth to be different, healing, powerful. She wanted a VBAC and chose to deliver with the South Denver Midwives at Littleton Hospital (which is a great place to have a VBAC and/or baby!) 

I had the honor of serving as Melissa’s doula and her birth photographer, but as you can see from these photos…Melissa found all the strength she needed within her self. 

She labored with such grace and beauty…and what joy filled the room when her little girl came into the world. 

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Posted by Monet Nicole.
Denver Waterbirth Photography - the Birth of Roman

Sarah is a Denver-based yoga instructor with a huge online following. There are so many people around the world that love her and her videos (check out Sarah Beth Yoga if you have the time!) When she reached out to see if I could photograph her birth...at one of my favorite birth places in Colorado, Mountain Midwifery Center, I was thrilled! Sarah and her sweet husband were an incredible team, along with their irreplaceable doula, Erika Jones. Sarah went into labor just after 37 weeks, and labored at home until contractions became strong enough and close enough together to signify it was time to go to MMC. I arrived shortly after they did and immediately marveled at Sarah's presence and her ability to let go and embrace what her body was doing. Her contractions were powerful, and so was she. She was incredibly in-touch with her body, recognizing both the pain and the pleasure of the birthing process. We even called in an acupuncturist to help things along. Cecily Young from Fertile Grounds came to MMC, and shortly after her treatment, Sarah was ready to push! When sweet baby Roman came into the world, it seemed as if time stopped: he was perfect, and she was radiant. Motherhood fell over her...and it was such a beautiful sight to behold and capture! 

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Posted by Monet Nicole.
The Denver Center for Birth and Wellness Welcomes Harlan

I have the honor of working at the Denver Center for Birth and Wellness, a free standing birth center in Littleton, Colorado. Karen Loughlin is the owner, and over the past year and a half, we've become close friends. Her passion for women, for babies, and for maternal healthcare has already changed the Denver birth community for the better. Karen and her team offer Denver families personal and experienced care. Their current midwife, Shari Romero, has delivered thousands of babies (in both the hospital and out-of-hospital settings) and provides her clients with beautiful, holistic care. I could go on and on about the Denver Center for Birth and Wellness because I currently find myself there almost every week, and I get to watch these incredible women in action. But I think the best way to gain a sense of what they're doing at this center is to see a birth. Baby Harlan's arrival was powerful, peaceful, and entirely mama-focused. When I walked into the room, Baby Harlan was almost crowning. Her parents were so connected to each other and to their baby as she gently eased herself into the world. Her midwife, nurse, and doula were present and purposeful, but made every effort to allow mom and dad to connect and lead their birthing process. You can see the love and emotion in each of these images...and you can also see the amazing care this family received at the Denver Center for Birth and Wellness. 

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Posted by Monet Nicole.
Denver Hospital Birth Photographer - the Birth of Adaline

One of the things I love about my job is that it's reconnects me to friends and acquaintances from so many different points in my life. Kim reached out to me when she discovered she was having a baby. We'd gone to college together briefly, and it was so fun to reconnect with her as we talked about her pregnancy and upcoming birth. Kim is also a photographer, and she knew how much she'd treasure having her own birth photographed. I was so honored she asked me to join them on their special day. Adaline's birth at Swedish Medical Center was so peaceful and powerful. The minute I walked into the room, I knew that Adaline would be welcomed with an abundance of love. From her name hanging on the window to the little booties Kim's mom was knitting...there was so much anticipation. Kim had planned on getting an epidural, which allowed her to rest and prepare for pushing. Her body labored beautifully. Her husband and mom were huge supports to Kim - making her laugh and offering her words of support. When it was time for Adaline to be born, Kim pushed with such strength. It didn't take long before her little girl came into the world and straight into her arms. You might notice the cord wrapped around Adaline's belly. We aren't sure how this happened, but rest assured...Adaline had no issues during her birth. 

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Posted by Monet Nicole.