I have known Cara for several years and have always admired her as a person and her ability to take amazing photos.
Birth photography wasn't something very heard of 8 years ago when I had my daughter but I recently fell in love with idea of having the beautiful moments of birth in picture form to look back on.
I gave birth to my son November 9th 2015 and had the privilege of having Cara attend my birth. I am a fairly private person and wouldn't welcome just anyone into the birth room, especially to photograph me! After watching her past births online I knew I had to have her there for the delivery of my last baby.
It wasn't just her talent that had me convinced, she has an amazing sense of calmness and kindness about her. It was just what I needed as my feelings of nervousness began to appear as the due date drew near.
She arrived at the hospital shortly after I did and stayed for hours and hours by my side. Cara also came back the next morning to capture the special moments of big sister and my family meeting our new boy. She did so much for me and I am so thankful she was there, I don't think I could have done it with out her.
She wasn't a trained Doula at the time but after my birth my husband and I both said to each other, Cara should be a Doula or Midwife she's amazing! Cara was there to take photos but she did much more then that, she was my unplanned Doula! She gave us lots of personal space but seemed to know just when she was needed. I had a difficult birth and I needed an amazing mother like Cara to tell me I could do it and comfort me when things were tough. The pictures Cara captured were unbelievable.
Birth isn't just a moment, it's a story and being able watch it after really helped me find the beauty in it and recover from such an emotional event. Cara put together amazing slide show that I have watch about 50 times and I tear up every time still. It's great to look back and see just how amazing us mothers are and how lucky we are to have our children.
I cannot say enough about how much it meant to me having Cara there by my side. I will recommend birth photography and Cara's birth support to any family!
Thanks again Cara, I wish you all the best!