Colorado Springs Birth Photographer : Danica Donnelly
An expert in maternity, birth and newborn photography. Passionate about helping your family connect on a deeper level.


Photographing pregnancies, births, newborns, families and the postpartum period in the Colorado Springs area, Danica seeks to help your children feel safe, loved and connected in your family. She blogs about pregnancy, preparing for your birth, postpartum care, simplicity parenting, minimalism parenting, peaceful parenting, and how to have happy children.

Homeschooling five children

I find it fascinating, and an honor, to be invited into families' homes to photograph a glimpse of what life looks like to them. To document their stories that are so personal and unique. This mom of 5 children homeschools them all. It was my first peek into the day to day activities of homeschoolers and it was really cool.

She has a set of twins who are obviously the same age, and two adopted children who are close in age, so that makes it easy for her to pair them up for partnered learning. The kids help each other with tasks/games/projects while mom goes around to check on how the projects are going and assists or explains when necessary. It seemed like they struck a great balance of structure and exploratory learning.

They even sung some songs about topics that I had never even heard of and ancient geographical locations that I would not be able to place on a map. Being around classrooms and kids who are learning sure reminds you how much you don't know. ;)